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Course Syllabus

417-362 : English for Tourism


Semester 1 / 2010
English Section, Western Languages Department,
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Prince of Songkla University

Instructor: Adisa Benjarattananon
Office Rom No: 50324 Tel: 3073
E-mail address: badisa@bunga.pn.psu.ac.th
Course Category: Elective course for 4th year English major students
Course Description: English for tourist guides: preparing itinerary and tourism
publications; making reservations; discussion and
presentation on
geography, history and local culture; on-site practice
Objectives: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. speak English fluently and appropriately in a professional
context.
2. read industry-related texts effectively.
3. write job-related texts such as letters and simple
brochures in accurate English.
Course Content and Learning Activities:
Weeks Course contents Hours Activities/Materials
1-3 Defining travel and tourism 9
Understanding the travel Discussion
industry Presentation
Types of tourists and Power Point
tourisms Presentation
4-6 Asking for and giving 9 Handout
directions
Online lessons
Explaining tour
Clips
destinations
Role play
7-8 Places to see in Thailand 6
9 Midterm Campus tour
10-12 Thai cultures: culinary art, 9
Study tour
shopping, holidays &
Project
festivals, etiquette
13-16 Tourism services: career in 12 Listening & Speaking

tourism, travel agent, hotel practice

facilities, food and beverage, Quizzes & assignments

airline service
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Evaluation: Assignments & Quizzes 20%


Project 20%
Campus tour 10%
Role play 10%
Oral test 10%
Final examination 30%
Passing score: 50%
Handouts: Handouts will be distributed in class as well as other
references for additional reading.
References:
Disney's Magic English II : Let's Travel [video recording]. 2000. California :
Walt Disney.
Dublicka, Iwonna. 2003. English for International Tourism [sound recording].
New
York : Pearson Education.
Dublicka, Iwonna. 2004. English for International Tourism. Harlow :
Longman.
Landry, Janice L. 1994. The World Is Out There Waiting : An Introduction to
Travel
and Tourism. Englewood Cliffs : Prentice Hall Career & Technology.
Medlik, S. 1993. Dictionary of Travel, Tourism and Hospitality. Oxford :
Butterworth.

Websites:
http://www.tourismthailand.org/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyqfYJX23lg [Checking into a hotel]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JW41y_UuWM&feature=related [English
Vocabulary
Airports]
http://www.audioenglish.net/english-
learning/english_dialogue_air_travel_reservations_airline_2.htm
[Reservations_airline]
http://www.learnenglish.de/vocabulary/transport.htm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2GckrwbKrA&feature=related [Airport
English]
http://www.tourismthailand.org/movie-clip-video/group-23.html [Thailand
information]
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