English for Tourism and Hospitality in Higher Education Studies


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Authors: Hans Mol
Publisher: Garnet Education
Level: Upper intermediate to proficiency
CEF: B2 to C2
IELTS: 5.0 to 7.5+

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English for Tourism and Hospitality is a skills-based course designed specifically for students of tourism and hospitality who are about to enter English-medium tertiary level studies. It provides carefully graded practice and progressions in the key academic skills that all students need, such as listening to lectures and speaking in seminars. It also equips students with the specialist language they need to participate successfully within a tourism and hospitality faculty. Extensive listening exercises come from tourism and hospitality lectures, and all reading texts are taken from the same field of study. There is also a focus throughout on the key tourism and hospitality vocabulary that students will need.

    • Listening: how to understand and take effective notes on extended lectures, including how to follow the argument and identify the speaker’s point of view.


    • Speaking: how to participate effectively in a variety of realistic situations, from seminars to presentations, including how to develop an argument and use stance markers.


    • Reading: how to understand a wide range of texts, from academic textbooks to Internet articles, including how to analyze complex sentences and identify such things as the writer’s stance.


    • Writing: how to produce coherent and well-structured assignments, including such skills as paraphrasing and the use of the appropriate academic phrases.


    • Vocabulary: a wide range of activities to develop students’ knowledge and use of key vocabulary, both in the field of tourism and hospitality and of academic study in general.


    • Vocabulary and Skills banks: a reference source to provide students with revision of the key words and phrases and skills presented in each unit.


    • Full transcripts of all listening exercises


Key Features

    • Systematic approach to developing academic skills through relevant content.


    • Focus on receptive skills (reading and listening) to activate productive skills (writing and speaking) in subject area.


    • Eight-page units combine language and academic skills teaching.


    • Vocabulary and academic skills bank in each unit for reference and revision.


    • Audio CDs for further self-study or homework.


    • Ideal coursework for EAP teachers.




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The Teacher’s Book includes:

    • Comprehensive teaching notes on all exercises to help teachers prepare effective lessons


    • Complete answer keys to all exercises


    • Full transcripts of listening exercises


    • Facsimiles of Course Book pages at the appropriate point in each unit


    • Photocopiable resource pages and ideas for additional activities


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Unit 1: What is tourism?
Unit 2: What’s your kind of tourism?
Unit 3: Hospitality research
Unit 4: Careers in tourism and hospitality
Unit 5: Tourism marketing
Unit 6: The business of events tourism
Unit 7: The business of fun
Unit 8: Hospitality marketing
Unit 9: Tourism and culture
Unit 10: Managing people and money
Unit 11: External influences
Unit 12: Information, strategy and change

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“Tourism is extremely well covered, with topics including marketing, hospitality and culture. The vocabulary is highly appropriate, with a vast range of academic skills.”

– EL Gazette, July 2009

“This course book is designed to be used in higher education. Each of the twelve units is divided into four lessons. Tourism is extremely well covered, with topics including marketing, eco-tourism, hospitality and culture. The vocabulary is highly appropriate. The book includes a vast range of academic study skills, such as listening to lectures, note-taking and essay planning, and this focus on EAP is seamlessly integrated into the material. The layout is clear, with good photographs, pictures and diagrams. The writer and publisher have succeeded in providing stimulating material, supported by an extensive teacher’s book. This contains an activity bank of useful photocopiable worksheets. Worth investigation.”

– EL Gazette, Issue 348, January 2009

“This course book is well-structured. Each unit is divided into 4 sections: vocabulary skills, reading of listening text and skills development, reading of listening skills extension and, finally, a lesson in which students have to use the new skills to decode. In addition, the last two pages of each unit provide a vocabulary and skills bank, a useful summary of the unit content.

Although I do not primarily teach students of a tourism faculty, I have found this book very useful in teaching general business classes where the interest in such topics is high, for example in the catering industry or teaching hotel staff. There is a good mix of authentic listening and reading texts on the CDs which come with the course book as well as up-to-date articles about a whole range of topics such as backpacking, careers in the TTH sector, events’ life cycles, hospitality marketing, to name but a few. There is also a good supply of additional material, including role cards.”

– Deborah Hohmann for the ELTAF Newsletter, Winter 2010

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