Course: English for Tourism

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Course title English for Tourism
Course code UJP/EFT
Organizational form of instruction Tutorial
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction English
Status of course Compulsory-optional, Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
Lecturer(s)
  • Adamcová Eva, Mgr.
  • Hromádková Petra, Ing.
  • Ramadanová Jitka, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Vokrová Dagmar, Mgr.
  • Singh Neelu, MBA
  • Fišer Václav, Mgr.
  • Popadučková Martina, Mgr.
Course content
- Introduction to travel and tourism - Travel fundamentals - Geographical names; physical geography - Travel abroad: documents, visa, insurance - Transport types; car rental - Air travel: types of providers, flight tickets, at the airport/on board - Accommodation: types, hotel facilities and services - Restaurant services: regional cuisine, tipping; dining etiquette - UNESCO world heritage - New forms of tourism - Destination presentation - Excursion to a hotel/travel agency - Revision

Learning activities and teaching methods
E-learning, Multimedia supported teaching, Students' portfolio, Skills demonstration, Individual study, Practicum
  • Individual project (40) - 5 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 3 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report in a foreign language) (10-15) - 18 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 26 hours per semester
  • Attendance on a field trip (number of real hours - maximum 8h/day) - 3 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
The student has the knowledge of the English phonetics, grammar structures and vocabulary which is necessary for communicating in common everyday situations,- is able to distinguish between formal and informal register, knows and uses appropriate phrases to express direct or indirect requests and quality
professional skills
The student can choose appropriate language means in the oral and written communication and can adjust the language to both the content and the recipient of the message, -can use relevant vocabulary when referring to profession, - can write a clear and correctly written text on a general topic
learning outcomes
professional knowledge
The student can understand the basic areas of tourism and use appropriate vocabulary.
professional skills
The student is able to deal with most situations likely to arise when travelling - business trips and leisure travel, -fill in a visa application form, book a flight/hotel room, make a complaint on the phone
teaching methods
professional knowledge
Practicum
E-learning
Multimedia supported teaching
Skills demonstration
Individual study
Students' portfolio
assessment methods
Skills demonstration during practicum
Individual presentation at a seminar
Continuous assessment
Recommended literature
  • SMITH, J.D.; WARBURTON, F. Travel and Tourism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. ISBN 978-0-521-14922-8.
  • STOTT, T.; POHL, A. Highly Recommended 2 (English for the hotel and catering industry). Oxford: Oxfordu University Press, 2010. ISBN 978-0-19-457750-2.
  • STRUTT, P. English for International Tourism upper intermediate (new edition). Pearson, 2013. ISBN 9781447923916.
  • WALKER, R.; HARDING, K. Tourism 2. Oxford: Oxfordu University Press, 2007. ISBN 978-0-19-4551038.
  • WALKER, R.; HARDING, K. Tourism 3. Oxford: Oxfordu University Press, 2009. ISBN 978-0-19-4551069.


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