Dades generals

Curs acadèmic:
2017
Descripció:
Crèdits ECTS:
6

Grups

Grup A

Durada:
Semestral, 2n semestre
Professorat:
MARIA DAFNE SOLA PARERA
Idioma de les classes:
Anglès (100%)

Grup B

Durada:
Semestral, 2n semestre
Professorat:
MARIA DAFNE SOLA PARERA
Idioma de les classes:
Anglès (100%)

Competències

  • 4. Utilitzar la llengua anglesa i una altra llengua estrangera
  • 9. Tenir habilitat per a les relacions personals en qualsevol context i situació.
  • 17. Comunicar-se oralment i per escrit
  • 21. Utilitzar la terminologia i el llenguatge dels diversos àmbits turístics

Continguts

1. BLOCK 1: ENGLISH FOR TOURISM & GRAMMAR

2. Managing events. • A career in events management • Collocations with event • Hypothetical situations • Event concept • Trouble-shooting • Collocations with give and make and practice of structural conversion • Writing test#1: An event brief

3. Conference venues • Describing conference facilities • Handling enquiries about conference rooms • Collocations with make, get, do • Word building I • Expressing purpose, reason and result

4. Quality in tourism • Writing replies to complaints • Reported speech • Word building II • Talking verbs • Writing test #2. Replying to an email of complaint

5. Job interviews • Preparing for an interview • Handling interview questions • Conducting an interview • Dependent prepositions and Adjective + noun collocations • Expressing possibility, probability and certainty

6. Working as a tour guide • Identifying what the job involves • Describing a heritage site • Guiding visitors on a museum tour • Nouns which can be countable/uncountable. Use of no, none, not • The passive with reporting verbs • Dates and measurements • Comment adverbials and intensifying adverbs

7. The impacts of tourism • Identifying the different types of impacts • Prepositions followed by verbs • Discussion: Tourism in Sulben • Writing test # 4: A report • Nouns and articles • Word formation

8. Practice of a complete CAE examination

9. BLOCK 2: COMMUNICATION & CULTURE

10. Professional language: Briefings

11. Pronunciation: vowel and consonant sound system

12. Reading: short story: The Dead, by James Joyce

13. Series: The Wire: The target (2002)

14. Professional language: Discussions. Agreeing and disagreeing

15. Pronunciation: stress in words and patterns

16. Reading: article: Why companies can no longer afford to ignore their social responsibilities? Writing task # 3: A review on the article

17. Series: Misfits (2009)s1e1

Activitats

Tipus d’activitat Hores amb professor Hores sense professor Total
Classes expositives 10 0 10
Classes participatives 40 6 46
Elaboració de treballs 4 4 8
Lectura / comentari de textos 8 8 16
Prova d'avaluació 5 18 23
Resolució d'exercicis 10 17 27
Simulacions 4 16 20
Total 81 69 150

Bibliografia

  • Robin Walker, Keith Harding (2009). Tourism 3 (First edition). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Peter Strutt (2013). English for International Tourism. Upper-intermediate. Pearson.
  • Yule, George (2006). Oxford Practice Grammar.Advanced. . Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Brook-Hart, Guy and Simon Haynes (2014). Complete Advanced,. Cambridge UniversityPress.
  • Mann, Malcolm & Steve Taylore-Knowles (2007). Destination C1 and C2. Grammar & Vocabulary. London: Macmillan.
  • Hewings Martin and Simon Haimes (2015). Grammar and Vocabulary for Advanced.. Cambridge: Cambridge UniversityPress.

Avaluació i qualificació

Activitats d'avaluació:

Descripció de l'activitat Avaluació de l'activitat %
Writing tests 4 written tasks that students will have to do in class as a test. The texts (letters, essays, etc) will be about subjects covered in class and will require students to use specific grammar structures and expressions. 20
Competence exams 2 written exams, one at the end of each term, testing learners on the materials covered in the block of English for Tourism and Grammar during the semester. The model of exam may partly resemble the new version of examination used for the CAE.
Minimum grade:5
50
Oral exams Two oral exams (one at the end of each semester) that will require students to show their ability to produce spontaneous language based on the activities covered in the block of Communication and Culture.
Minimum grade:5
30

Qualificació

Observations about FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT:

1. At re-sits, students will only recover the exams they have failed, i.e., those who have passed the competence exam but failed the oral will only have to re-sit the oral exam, and vice versa.

2. If a student fails the Competence 1, he/she will be given the opportunity to recover that part of the course in the Competence 2.

3. If a student fails the oral exam of the first semester, passing the oral exam of the 2nd semester will be enough to recover that mark, but the mark of the first semester will be maintained when it comes to establishing the student’s final mark.

4. Students who do not show up for the writing tests will have to do these writing tasks on the day of the corresponding competence exam. No tasks will be accepted from home.

5. If a student fails a writing test, or scores a low mark in it, this mark will remain. There are no alternative tests to catch-up or raise that low grade. What students are advised to do in that case is to aim at getting a higher mark in the next writing test in order to improve the mean grade.

Observations about FINAL ASSESSMENT:

1. Percentages: 60% comprehensive written exam; 40% comprehensive oral exam (at the end of the 2nd semester).

2. Those students who decide to have a summative assessment must fill in a form stating their decision and hand it in to the teacher by 30th October.


Criteris específics de la nota «No Presentat»:
The mark NP will only be given to no shows.

Observacions

Some of the functions included in this course require learners to start showing notorious communicative skills. Attendance to class is a must in these circumstances. Learners with speaking difficulties should find opportunities to practise their English orally outside the classroom environment.