Syllabus query

Academic Year/course: 2017/18

445 - Degree in Tourism

Syllabus Information

Academic Year:
29102 - Modern language (english)
Faculty / School:
177 - Escuela Universitaria de Turismo
445 - Degree in Tourism
First semester
Subject Type:
Basic Education

5.1. Methodological overview

Activities to reinforce the different skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) : reading books or newspaper articles, writing compositions, listening to songs and watching videos, debates and oral presentations.

Students should be responsible for their own learning process: the acquisition, improvement and development of their own competences.

5.2. Learning tasks

Theoretical and practical sessions to work on lexicon and grammar.

Practical sessions to debate, comment and consult general and specific topics from the programme.

Group sessions for power point presentations

Different practical activities, both in and out of the classroom, along the semester.

5.3. Syllabus

Grammatical Revision

1. Phonetics

2. Prepositions

3. Reflexive pronouns

4. Frequency adverbs

5. Verbs

6. Adjectives

7. Phrasal verbs (1)

8. Modal verbs.

9. Used to/Be used to

10. So and such

11. The passive

12. Infinitives & gerunds

13. Reported speech

14. Conditional sentences /Wish

15. Phrasal verbs (2)

16. Linking words (time, result, cause, purpose clauses)



1. Self-introduction (appearance, parts of your body, clothes, behaviour, personality).


2. People and places. Family life. Education. Jobs.


3. Travel. Languages. Countries and Cultures.


4. English speaking countries


5. Preferences, opinions and feelings (Hobbies: Sports, music, books, films...).


    Shopping. Restaurants (food, cooking).


 6.Introduction to the world of Tourism. Tourist destinations.


5.4. Course planning and calendar

The sessions will be scheduled following the academic calendar and the subject timetable.

There will be 4 theoretical-practical sessions per week. The topics in the program will be used to reinforce the use of the four skills: writing , speaking, listening and reading.


Tutorials will be organised according to timetables, once the academic year has started.


Oral and written activities will take place when indicated by the teacher, being necessary the continuous effort of the student along the semester. The activities will be evaluated taking into consideration: the presentation, previous preparation, contents and the accuracy in the use of the language (specific vocabulary and grammatical structures) for each topic.


5.5. Bibliography and recommended resources

[BB: Bibliografía básica / BC: Bibliografía complementaria]


BB Baker, A.. Ship or Sheep? An intermediate pronunciation course. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006
BB Diccionario Oxford Study para estudiantes de inglés : español-inglés, inglés-español. 2nd ed., [repr.] / edited by, Judith Willis, Mark Temple and Ainara Solana Oxford [etc.] : Oxford University Press, 2006
BB Parkinson, D.. Oxford Idioms. Dictionary for learners of English . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006
BB Pérez Alonso, A.. Diccionario Oxford de Phrasal Verbs. Inglés-Español Oxford: Oxford University Press
BB Swan, Michael. Practical English usage / Michael Swan . 2nd ed., 14 impr. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009
BB Thomson. A practical english grammar/ Thomson y Martinet. Osford : Oxford University Press, 1996
BC Alcaraz, E...[]. Diccionario Oxford de Phrasal Verbs. Inglés Español . Barcelona: Ariel, 2000
BC Eastwood, John. Oxford Practice Grammar. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999
BC Latham-Koenig, C.. English File ( Intermediate.multipack A/B). Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013
BC Mol, Hans. English for Tourism and Hospitality in Higher Education Studies Garnet Education, 2008
BC Mol, Hans. English for Tourism and Hospitality in Higher Education Studies. Uk: Garnet Education, 2008
BC Thomson . Exercises 1y 2 practical English Grammar. Oxford: Oxford Universityt Press,[ s.a.]
BC Virginia Evans, Career Paths. Tourism: Student's Book. [s.l.]:Express Publithing, 2011
BC Wyatt, Rawdon. Check Your English Vocabulary for Leisure, Travel and Tourism UK: A&C Black Business Information and Development , 2007
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