Dades generals

Curs acadèmic:
2017
Descripció:
Crèdits ECTS:
3

Grups

Grup A

Durada:
Semestral, 2n semestre
Professorat:
ROGER GARCIA COLL
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 and CAE PRACTICE

2. Managing events. • A career in events management • Collocations with event • Hypothetical situations • Event concept. • Trouble-shooting. • Explaining and defining. Briefing and clarifying arrangements • CAE Practice 1

3. Branding in tourism • Branding in the hospitality industry • Marketing a national brand image • Vocabulary: Building a brand • CAE practice 2 • Writing test # 2: A proposal for a trade fair stand

4. Social media in tourism • Vocabulary of advertising and publicity • Web words • Collocations with marketing words • Maintaining a website • CAE practice 3 • Writing test # 3: An essay on technological progress

5. Today’s travel trade sector • Online purchases of travel products • Vocabulary of online travel • Alternative travel agents • Tour operations management: Contracting with principals • CAE practice 4

6. Risk • Potential risks in hotels and restaurants • Vocabulary: Types of risk • Best practice in risk management • Breaking news • Dealing with crises • CAE practice 5

7. Tomorrow’s tourism • Future tourism: fantasy or fact? • Hotels of the future • Creating a business plan • Writing test # 4: A SWOT analysis • CAE practice 6

8. Practice of a complete CAE examination

9. BLOCK 2: COMMUNICATION and CULTURE

10. Series:Black Mirror, s2 e1 Be right back(2013) • Writing test #1: an opinion essay

11. Professional language: Running meetings

12. Pronunciation: vowel and consonant sound system

13. Reading 1:Notes from a big country, by Bill Bryson (extracts)

14. Professional language: Negotiations

15. Series: Twin Peaks: s1e1 (1990)

16. Pronunciation: stress & intonation

17. Reading:The top ten ways that culture can affect international negotiations

Activitats

Tipus d’activitat Hores amb professor Hores sense professor Total
Classes participatives 16 1 17
Lectura / comentari de textos 4 9 13
Prova d'avaluació 5 12 17
Resolució d'exercicis 12 6 18
Visionat/audició de documents 10 0 10
Total 47 28 75

Bibliografia

  • Walker, Robin & Harding, Keith (2007). Tourism 3. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Peter Strutt (2013). English for International Tourism. Upper-intermediate. Pearson.
  • Powell, Debra (2005). Common Mistakes at CAE. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Brook-Hart, Guy and Simon Haynes (2014). Complete Advanced. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Mann, Malcolm & Steve Taylore-Knowles (2007). Destination C1 and C2. Grammar and Vocabulary. London: Macmillan.
  • Hewings Martin and Simon Haimes (2015). Grammar and Vocabulary for Advanced. . Cambridge: Cambridge UniversityPress.
  • Betsis, Andrew & Lawrence Mamas (2014). Successful CAE: Ten Practice Tests. Brighton: Global ELT.

Avaluació i qualificació

Activitats d'avaluació:

Descripció de l'activitat Avaluació de l'activitat %
Writing tests Four writing tests, two each semester, where students will have to write essays, proposals, reports, etc, using grammar structures and vocabulary items covered in that lesson. 20
Oral exams Two oral exams (one per semester, 15% each) that will require students to show their ability to produce spontaneous language based on the activities covered in the block of English for Communication and culture. 30
Competence exams Two exams: one at the end of each semester (25% each). These exams will test learners on all the contents covered in the block of English for Tourism and CAE grammar during the semester as well as their general linguistic competence. 50

Qualificació

Requirements concerning the exams for those students who choose formative or ongoing assessment:

Minimum score for written & oral exams (first & second semester): 50.

Written exams: students who pass the first semester exam will just take the 2nd term exam (including just 2nd term contents) in June. However, those who fail this exam in January will have to take a comprehensive exam in June that will include all the contents of the year. If a student fails the June exam, he / she will go straight to the re-sit in late June.

Oral exams: 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.


Writing tests: 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.

Choice of assessment type:
Those students who prefer to be assessed just once a year, in other words, those students who relinquish their right to formative assessment in favour of summative assessment, will just sit a written exam (60% of the grade), and an oral exam in June (40%). In these cases the mimimum score will also be a 50.

Criteris específics de la nota «No Presentat»:
Only NO SHOWS will get an NP.

Observacions

This is a foreign language course of a very different nature. Students have to understand the need to move away from traditional English lessons and to start using English as if they were native speakers. The course requires learners to spend time reading books, articles and to do traditional academic work, but in English.