1. CULTURAL TOURISM. In this lesson students will: 1. Discuss what ‘culture’ means to them. 2. Read about cultural tourism. 3. Take part in meetings. 4. Present a proposal. 5. Cambridge First or Advanced Activities.
2. RUNNING A HOTEL. In this lesson students will: 1. Read about what running a hotel involves. 2. Listen to a hotel manager talk about his job. 3. Practice making presentation. 4. Cambridge First or Advanced Activities.
3. CUSTOMER SERVICE. In this lesson students will: 1. Listen to people discussing customer service. 2. Focus on vocabulary relating to customer service and personal qualities. 3. Discuss different situations and how customer services could deal with each one. 4. Handle telephone conversations. 5. Cambridge First or Advanced Activities.
4. BUSINESS TRAVEL. In this lesson students will: 1. Read an article about changes in business travel. 2. Focus on some popular idioms and metaphors. 3. Discuss how they would
prefer to be rewarded by their employer. 4. Practice socializing and
making small talk. 6. Learn about trade fairs. 7. Cambridge First or Advanced Activities.
5. TRENDS IN TOURISM. In this lesson students will: 1. Learn about the history of tourism. 2. Discuss reasons and motivations for tourism. 3. Discuss ‘push’ and ‘pull’ factors that motivate tourists. 4. Use visuals. 5. Tailor a package. 6.
Cambridge First or Advanced Activities.
6. GET THE MESSAGE. In this lesson students will: 1. Study vocabulary for advertising and publicity, as well as web words and collocations. 2. Discuss features of a good website. 3. Learn about maintaining a website. 4. Learn about improving a media profile. 5. Cambridge First or Advanced Activities.
7. HOTEL BRANDING. In this lesson students will: 1. Learn the difference between brands
and products. 2. Read about boutique hotels and hotels of the future. 3. Discuss ideas for a
themed boutique hotel. 4. Make predictions. 5. Create a business plan. 6. Learn about
investing in a hotel. 7. Cambridge First or Advanced Activities.
Students may opt to follow a continuous assessment system (work and tests) at specified times during the academic year until May. If the final result of the Continuous Assessment is below 5 (the pass mark) or the student have decided not to follow it, the student may take the final annual exams (written & oral) in June (“convocatorias ordinaria y extraordinaria”) which are published by the school administration.
The following table illustrates the weighted average grade for the continuous assessment:
Mid-Term Autumn Exam: 12%
Exam Term 1 (January): 14%
Mid-Term Spring Exam: 12%
Exam Term 2 (May): 14%
Skills Tests (4) 20%
Cambridge Speaking Test: 14%
This is the weight of the different parts of the final annual exams:
Convocatoria ordinaria or extraordinaria:
Written Part (minimum 4): 20%
A minimum mark of 4 is required in the written part of the final exams.
Criteris específics de la nota «No Presentat»:
Segons normativa de la Universitat de Girona:
La qualificació de "No Presentat" exhaureix convocatòria de qualificació als efectes previstos en la normativa de Permanència i progressió en estudis de grau de la Universitat de Girona.
Students are advised against plagiarism and copying. Any detected and proved case of plagiarism or copying will automatically be marked as a “0” (zero).
The dates of Skills Tests and Seminars will be announced in due time.
Students following the continuous assessment may only miss 3 tests or assessed activities with no need of justification, except January and May/June/July exams where only a medical or work justification will be needed and accepted. Under no circumstances can any of the oral tests, skills tests, tests and seminars be taken on a different date.
A maximum of 3 assessed activities can be excused, including those with necessarily a justification (Term and annual exams) and those which do not require one (Skills Tests, Seminars and Orals).
At the beginning of the course students will be provided with some further guidelines on the subject.