The main objective of this course is to provide students with the necessary communicative skills, both oral and written. Special attention will be given to the professional environment of the Tourism industry.
Students must attain an English level of B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference, which implies that they can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and Independent disadvantages of various options.
By the end of the academic year, students must be able to:
1.1.Listening: Understand the main points of clear standard speech on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure etc. Understand the main point of many radio or TV programmes on current affairs or topics of personal or professional interest when the delivery is relatively slow and clear.
1.2. Reading: Understand texts that consist mainly of high frequency everyday or job-related language. Understand the description of events, feelings and wishes in personal letters.
Deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Enter unprepared into conversation on topics that are familiar, of personal interest or pertinent to everyday life. Connect phrases in a simple way in order to describe experiences and events, hopes and ambitions. Give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans. Narrate a story or relate the plot of a book or film and describe his/her reactions.
Write simple connected texts on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. Write personal letters describing experiences and impressions.