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English for Tourism Professionals 1

English for Tourism Professionals 1

Code: ENG2RM202
Scope: 3 ECTS
Timing: 3rd semester
Language: English
Curriculum: POMO
Level: Professional studies
Type: Compulsory

Starting level and linkage with other courses

The student has successfully completed English for International Tourism course.   The course will be carried out as a joint project with the compulsory 3rd  semester courses / parts of courses.

Learning objectives and assessment

Grade 1
He/she has basic professional  communication skills  required in the industry, with particular emphasis on product development or selling travel services. He/she is able to implement professional language competence and key vocabulary in projects of the term with the assistance of peer students or a supervisor. She/he knows basics of oral and written business communication and has limited awareness of structure and style and is able to give presentations at a passable level.

Grade 3
He/she has adequate  professional  communication skills required in the industry, with particular emphasis on product development or selling travel services. He/she is able to implement professional language competence and key vocabulary in projects of the term relatively independently. She/he sufficient knowledge of oral and written business communication in proper structure and style and is able to give presentations at an appropriate level.

Grade 5
He/she has excellent professional  communication skills required in the industry, with particular emphasis on product development or selling travel services.. He/she is able to implement professional language competence and key vocabulary in projects of the term independently. She/he is fluent in oral and written business communication and is able to give professional presentations.

Passed courses are assessed on a scale of 1 to 5. The assessment criteria are presented for grades 1 - 3 - 5.

Recognising and validating prior learning (RPL)

If students have acquired the required competence in previous work tasks, recreational activities or on another course, they can show the competence with a demonstration and progress faster through their studies. More information and instructions for recognising and validating prior learning (RPL) are available at MyNet.

Working life connections

Guest lectures and company visits together with the major subjects of the term.

Internationality

Guest lecturers from partner institutions or international companies. International learning materials. Students take part in a study tour abroad.

Contents

Spoken communication related to the study modules of term: presentations, reporting, interviews
Written English business communication related to the study modules of the semester

Learning methods

40 h contact lessons
2h written examination
1h oral examination
37h self−study and team/pair work
The assessment of one’s own learning

Assessment

20% class activity
40% presentations and written assignments
40% examination

Course teacher

Pia Kiviaho-Kallio, Porvoo

Learning materials

Material prepared by the students as course work

Material provided by the lecturer

Other material to be announced in the beginning of the course