English for Tourism and Hospitality in Higher Education Studies
The Garnet Education English for Specific Academic Purposes series won the Duke of Edinburgh English Speaking Union English Language Book Award in 2009.
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 progression 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.
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
The Garnet English for Specific Academic Purposes series covers a range of academic subjects. All titles present the same skills and vocabulary points. Teachers can therefore deal with a range of ESAP courses at the same time, knowing that each subject title will focus on the same key skills and follow the same structure.
- 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.
1 Apr 2008
Number of pages: 265
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
Hans Mol worked as a teacher, teacher trainer, director of studies, producer, project coordinator, editor and author in and for countries such as Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Mexico, Brazil, Japan, Indonesia and Australia.
He was joint coordinator of the Young Learners and Teenagers Special Interest Group for IATEFL (International Association for Teachers of English as a Foreign Language).
He wrote many course books and resources for young learners, teens, young adults and adults published globally and regionally. He also produced ELT songs through supasongs.com.
For Garnet Education, he wrote Tourism and Hospitality in the ESAP series, and co-authored Business English course, Business Update.
Terry Phillips has worked in ELT for more than 35 years as a teacher, teaching supervisor, manager and language school owner. As a consultant, he has worked in more than 20 countries in all parts of the world, advising state and private language institutions on all aspects of school management.
For the last ten years, he has been a full time freelance writer with his wife Anna, producing more than 160 published books in ELT. Although he and Anna have worked for all the major publishers, all recent works have been for Garnet Education.
Terry is the series editor of the English for Specific Academic Purposes series for Garnet Education, which aims to prepare students to entry into a particular faculty for English-medium tertiary education. The series won the ESU award in 2009.
"...an excellent guide for new teachers or a nice reference for more experienced instructors."
- TESL Reporter
"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
As the description of the book aptly summarizes: "This 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 progression 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".
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