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DEGREE IN TOURISM AND

HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT

2010-2011 Academic Year

Programme Guide

MODULE:

English I B2 Level

PERIOD: Semester 2

Lecturer:

Mike Ashby

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Tourism & Hospitality Management Degree

COURSE SYLLABUS

COURSE: English I B2

MODULE: Languages

CODE: BA2ING-I

COURSE TYPE: Basic Year: 1

ECTS CREDITS: 3 SEMESTER: 2

LANGUAGE: English

LECTURER: Mike Ashby

1. General description of the course:

The aim of the course is for students to improve their general level of English by

the study of grammar, general vocabulary, vocabulary related to tourism and by

the practice of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.

2. Competencies developed within the course:

Type Name Indicators

General G6. Empathy and interpersonal communication: be able to

1

Specific

understand other people’s emotions and points of view.

G9 Sensitivity and intercultural awareness and

understanding of diversity Be able to understand and

interpret culture´s influence on values and behaviours of

people and of organisations

E21 Know the specific terminology of the distinct areas of the

tourism sector, in at least two foreign languages

Basic B1 Be able to acquire, understand and structure knowledge 1,2,

B2 Be able to apply knowledge 3

B3 Be able to search for and manage information in order to solve 1

problems, make informed judgements and /or make decisions

B4 Be able to communicate information and/or knowledge acquired 1,2

in the student´s mother tongue as well as in two foreign languages

B5 Be able to learn independently and progress over time 1

8,9

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

3. Content

Objectives for the subject

Emphasis is placed on class work and active participation. Activities are learnercentred

so students can develop competencies through group work and individual

work, with the support of audio, video, and computer resources. The students are

encouraged to be responsible for their own learning so that they obtain the desired

level.

The students are the protagonists of their learning. The teacher is their guide.

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• Motivate students to acquire the highest possible level, continuously improving.

• Help students become self-confident.

• Teach students to develop strategies to become flexible and adaptable and

respect the opinion of others.

• Help students develop their own study skills and strategies for improving their

own language ability.

• Reinforce the capacity of team work.

• Promote cultural learning (learn aspects of culture, values, ways of life and

community values) in order to comprehend and respect other communities and

be able to work in an international context.

• Effective oral and written communication interpreting and transmitting the

necessary information in order to re-establish professional relationships in the

tourism sector.

• Understand and produce oral messages in diverse situations: work and

personal.

• Interpret and reflect on material in written communication.

• Effective oral and written communication interpreting and transmitting the

necessary information, both in a formal and informal context.

Semester 2

Thematic

Blocks

Unit 4

Content

Grammar : Simple and continuous tenses Vocabulary : Films

Unit 5 Grammar : Reported speech Vocabulary : Verbs connected with speech

Unit 6 Grammar :Modal verbs: advice, ability, prohibition and obligation Vocabulary :

Travel

Unit 7 Grammar :Passives Vocabulary : Get

Unit 8 Grammar : Speculating about the present and past. Vocabulary : food

Business

tourism

Responsible

tourism

Hotels

Rural

tourism

Conference equipment and facilities

Types of seating arrangements

Finding the best venue for a conference

Definition

Practical guide for the responsible tourist

Hotel facilities

Definition, activities, types of accommodation

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4. Required Readings

Author/s (Year)

Title (pages)

Publishers - City.

Total number of

pages

Paul A Davies & Tim Falla

FCE Result Student´s Book

Oxford

All the reading activities in units 4 to 8

The students have to read a reader of their choice, previously approved by

the teacher.

5. Compulsory exercises and assessments

Type Title Dates

First

Listening Practice - Parts 1,2,3,4 All semester

Certificate

Portfolio

First

Speaking Practice - Parts 1,2,3,4 All semester

Certificate

Portfolio

First

Certificate

Portfolio

Reading Practice - Parts 1,2,3,4 All semester

First

Certificate

Portfolio

First

Certificate

Portfolio

Tourism

Portfolio

End of

semester

exam

Writing Practice - Parts 1,2

Use of English Practice – Parts

1,2,3, 4

English for Tourism Vocabulary

All semester

All semester

All semester

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6. Learning activities and distribution of work load

Type Activity Hours

EA Contact Hours Teacher´s lectures, group and individual

presentations, group work, role plays and

exams

45

EA Directed study

Readings, writings, as well as individual and

group work.

30

EA Self study FCE exam preparation work 15

TOTAL 90

7. Methodology and sessions chart

Week/Semester Theory Practice Directed study

2S

Portfolio

Unit 4

Grammar : Simple

and continuous

tenses Vocabulary

: Films

Teacher´s lectures,

group and individual

presentations, group

work, role plays,

exams

2 Unit 4 Teacher´s lectures,

group and individual

presentations, group

work, role plays,

3 Unit 5 Grammar :

Reported speech

Vocabulary : Verbs

connected with

speech

exams

Teacher´s lectures,

group and individual

presentations, group

work, role plays,

exams

4 Unit 5 Teacher´s lectures,

group and individual

presentations, group

work, role plays,

5 Unit 5

Hotel facilities

6 Unit 6

Hotel facilities

Grammar : Future

tenses

Vocabulary :

Describing

personality

exams

Teacher´s lectures,

group and individual

presentations, group

work, role plays,

exams

Teacher´s lectures,

group and individual

presentations, group

work, role plays,

exams

7 Unit 6 Teacher´s lectures,

group and individual

presentations, group

Portfolio

Portfolio

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8 Unit 6

Business

tourism

9 Unit 7

Business

tourism

10

Unit 7

11

Unit 7

Rural tourism

12

Unit 8

Rural tourism

13

Unit 8

Responsible

tourism

Grammar :

Verb patterns

Vocabulary :

Describing

landscapes

Grammar :

Past tenses

Vocabulary :

Extreme adjectives

work, role plays,

exams

Teacher´s lectures,

group and individual

presentations, group

work, role plays,

exams

Teacher´s lectures,

group and individual

presentations, group

work, role plays,

exams

Teacher´s lectures,

group and individual

presentations, group

work, role plays,

exams

Teacher´s lectures,

group and individual

presentations, group

work, role plays,

exams

Teacher´s lectures,

group and individual

presentations, group

work, role plays,

exams

Teacher´s lectures,

group and individual

presentations, group

work, role plays,

exams

Portfolio

Portfolio

14

Unit 8

Responsible

tourism

15

Exam

Revision

Units 4-8

Teacher´s lectures,

group and individual

presentations, group

work, role plays, exams

Preparation for the oral

presentation

Portfolio

8. Evaluation activities

Continuous assessment will be undertaken during class time, which is approximately

45 hours. Homework will require students to spend a minimum of 30 hours in their own

time and forms part of the mark. The student must complete the homework / self-study

if they wish to obtain the level required.

Evaluation parts:

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1. Continuous assessment and portfolios ............... 40%

2. January exam .............. 60%

• Reading

• Writing

• Use of English

• Listening

• Speaking

Total ...................................................100%

Students with get a mark lower than 5.0 can retake the exam in the next

“convocatoria”.

Activity Percentage Competencies evaluated

B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 G6 G9 E21

Continuous assessment: 40%

‣ Use of English unit tests X X X

‣ English for tourism

vocabulary tests

‣ Reading comprehension

tests

‣ Listening comprehension

tests

X X X X

X X X X

X X X X

‣ Writing activities (letters,

X X X X X X X X

articles,…)

‣ Oral activities X X X X X X X X

End of semester exam: 60%

‣ Reading comprehension X X X X

‣ Listening comprehension X X X X

‣ Use of English X X X X

‣ Writing X X X X X X X X

‣ Speaking X X X X X X X X

9. Bibliography

Essential material:

FCE Result Student´s Book

Authors – Paul A Davies & Tim Falla

Publisher - Oxford

-Dictionary

Recommended:

*Books:

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Eastwood, J. 2001. Oxford Practice Grammar –with answers-. 2 nd ed. Oxford

University Press, Oxford

Murphy, R. 2002. English Grammar in use Intermediate level. Cambridge University

Press. Cambridge.

Pohl, A. 1996 Test your business English –Hotel & Catering. 1 st ed. Penguin. London.

McCarthy, M. and O’Dell, F. 2001 English vocabulary in use upper-intermediate, 1 st

ed., Cambridge University Press. Cambridge.

Exam Skills :

1999. “The First Certificate : creative writing disc”. Cambridge University Press. [CD-

Rom]

Harrison, M.2004. First Certificate Skills: Use of English. Student´s book. Oxford

University Press. Oxford.

Fowler, W.S. 1996. Fowler First Certificate: Use of English (with answers). Addison

Wesley Longman. Harlow.

Mann, M. and Taylore-Knowles, S. 2003. Skills for First Certificate: Use of English.

Macmillan Education. Oxford.

Mann, M. and Taylore-Knowles, S. 2003. Skills for First Certificate: Listening and

speaking. Macmillan Education. Oxford.

Mann, M. and Taylore-Knowles, S. 2003. Skills for First Certificate: Reading. Macmillan

Education. Oxford.

Mann, M. and Taylore-Knowles, S. 2003. Skills for First Certificate: Writing. Macmillan

Education. Oxford.

Grammar and Vocabulary For First Certificate

Tayfoor, S. 2004. Common mistakes at First Certificate … and how to avoid them.

Cambridge University Press. Cambridge.

2003. “FCE Interactive: a complete CD-ROM course”. Delta Publishing.

[CD-Rom]

Walton, R. 1993. First Certificate grammar Practice. Nelson. Surrey.

Vince, M. 1996. First Certificate Language Practice: with key :

English grammar and vocabulary. Macmillan Publishers. Oxford.

Hashemi, L. and Thomas, B. 2003. Cambridge grammar for First Certificate: self-study

grammar reference and practice . Cambridge University Press. Cambridge.

Watcyn-Jones, P. and Allsop, J. 2002. Test your grammar and usage for FCE (with

answers). Pearson Education. Harlow.

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Wyatt, R. 2002. Test your vocabulary for FCE (with answers). Pearson Education.

Harlow.

Practice Tests

1997-2001. Cambridge First Certificate in English 3: examination papers from the

University Local Examinations Syndicate. Cambridge University Press.

Battersby , A. 2000. “Cambridge First Certificate in English 4”. Cambridge University

Press. [CD-Rom]

Carne, P. , Hashemi, L. and Thomas, B. 1996. Cambridge practice tests for First

Certificate 2: examination papers from the University of Cambridge Local Examinations

Syndicate .Cambridge University Press. Cambridge.

Freebairn, I. 2000. “The FCE – First Certificate in English Grammar ROM”. Pearson

Education. [CD-Rom]

Triggs, T. 1996. First Certificate Testbuilder with key. Macmillan. Oxford.

Other Resources :

Websites:

http://www.flo-joe.com

http://www.cambridgeesol.org/support/dloads/fcedownloads.htm

http://www.cnn.com/travel

http://www.lonelyplanet.com

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish

http://www.oup.com/elt/result

*Journals:

Catalonia Today. The First Catalan newspaper in English. Barcelona Catalonia Today.

*Tourism magazines available at the CDT such as Tourism infocus (Tourism Concern),

Speak Up and Metropolitan

10. Lecturer Michael Ashby

email – michael.ashby@fje.edu

11. Observations

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• Students are required to attend class with all the necessary material: coursebook,

photocopies, etc.

• Students who miss 20% of the classes in either / both semesters will get “0” for

the continuous assessment in the semester.

• Justifications for absence will not be accepted for reason of work, job interviews,

driving licence exam, etc.

• Lateness: Students arriving ten minutes or more after the lesson has started will

be considered absent and may not be allowed into class.

• Early leaving: Leaving the class ten minutes or more before the lesson finishes

will be considered as an absence.

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