Students' oral and written skills should be at the B1 level of the CEFR
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The exam is divided into two tests that will have to be passed in the following order:
1. a written language test (language module) that includes gap-filling, open-answer, multiple-choice, and matching exercises based on the topics, grammar and vocabulary in the textbook; the test may also include exercises of listening and reading comprehension.
2. an oral exam regarding the concepts dealt with in the linguistics module. Students will illustrate their analysis of a tourism brochure in English of their own choice. Questions concerning the topics dealt with in class and in the textbooks will be asked.
This 12-credit course is divided into two parts:
1. a linguistics module (30 hours of face-to-face lectures) – 6 credits,
2. a language module (75 hours of face-to-face language lessons) – 6 credits.
In the linguistics module, students will learn the basic concepts of communication in tourism with a focus on tourism promotion and will develop the knowledge required to analyze a tourism promotional text in English.
In the language module, lessons aim at developing students’ basic communicative skills at the intermediate level with a focus on the written and oral skills, grammar, and vocabulary.
Linguistics: The linguistics module will deal with the properties and characteristics of tourism communication in English, and the verbal, visual and verbal-visual strategies and techniques of tourism promotion. Some tourism promotional texts will be analyzed in detail in class with a particular focus on the brochure genre.
Language lessons: The language module aims at developing students' communicative skills at the intermediate level (B1/B1+ of CEFR) with a focus on the written and oral skills, grammar, and vocabulary as specified in the textbook in bibliography.
Dann, Graham (1996) "The Language of Tourism: A Sociolinguistic Perspective". Wallingford: CAB International. Chapters 2 (pp. 4-33), 3 (pp. 34-67), and 7 (pp. 171-210).
Francesconi, Sabrina (2007) “English for Tourism Promotion”. Milano: Hoepli. Chapter 1 (pp. 19-38).
Clare, A. and D. Williams. “Speak Out. Intermediate”. Second Edition. Intermediate Coursebook and Workbook. Pearson.
Linguistics: Face-to-face lectures (30 hours in the second term)
Language lessons: Face-to-face lessons (75 hours during the whole academic year).
Further information is available on the University Moodle platform athttps://edumas.uniss.it/course/view.php?id=113
Even though the subject is divided into modules (linguistics and language), one final mark will be assigned. Linguistics and Language can be registered singly only in the case of the necessity to complete a quote of credits following transfer from another course, an Erasmus exchange or parts of the exam that have been previously registered and have not expired.