Academic Year 2021/2022 - 2° Year
Teaching Staff: Giuseppina DI GREGORIO
Credit Value: 6
Taught classes: 36 hours
Term / Semester:

Learning Objectives

The course aims at providing tools to consolidate English language skills, with particular reference to the main field of the degree course, promoting a systematic reflection on the relationship between English language and Tourism sector.

The proposed activities will develop:
1) Knowledge and understanding - The consolidation of the four basic linguistic skills is the main aim of this course, in order to reach an intermediate level competence (B2 - CEFR). For this reason, the syntactic and morphological aspects of English language will be analyzed, with regard to phonetics, as well as the uses of English in tourism and business fields, in light of the objectives of the degree course.

2) Applying knowledge and understanding - Students will be able to apply acquired knowledge and to converse fluently, with lexical precision and syntactic correctness, on specific issues concerning the professional tourism field.

3) Making judgments - Linguistic competence is the basis for a practical use of microlanguage in future professional fields beyond national borders, in a trans-and international perspective.

4) Communication skills - These skills will allow students to operate at an international level with appropriate tools, knowledge and skills required by the job market, with a prevalent reference to the
economic sector.

5) Learning skills - The course aims to develop students' self-learning skills.

Course Structure

Lectures with the use of handouts and slides; written and oral exercises, with group and individual tests; case studies analysis.

Detailed Course Content


The second year general English course for the Degree in Tourism Studies is a B2 level course, with an aim to consolidating basic structures and lexis, introducing those elements which characterize competence at a B2 level. 36 hours are dedicated to the general language course in face to face lessons in the classroom and a significant number of hours of individual study are necessary, using resources which will be given to students as the course procedes, in order to successfully reach the level requested.

The 2nd year general English course aims at developing the four skills by presenting reading tasks with cultural content connected to the traditons and history of the local territory. At the same time lexical content is encouraged through the production of promotional material such as posters, allowing the learner to practise essential elements of of the professional world of Tourism.

The general language classes also focus on developing listening and speaking skills, providing opportunities to practice individually and in groups. Lexis and idioms used in the tourism sector are presented to students along with grammatical and structural elements and liguistic conventions for the Tourism sector.The second year general language programme continues to broaden the student’s knowledge of spelling, linking this skill to developing more accurate pronunciation and listening skills in order to improve student’s ability to understand the relationships between words, better understand individual words and also deduce the meaning of unknown words. Elements of Job Placement, such as writing CVs and preparing for job interviews are also taken into consideration in the second year course.

MODULE II - Englishh for the Arts

The second module focuses on the following topics:

1) the World of Visual Arts;

2) Design and Advertising;

3) Architecture and Urban Environment;

4) Multimedia;

5) Art from the 15th to the 18th century;

6) Art in the 18th and 19th centuries;

7) Art in the 20th century;

8) Tourism promotion and Sicilian Baroque.

Textbook Information

L. Clegg, G. Orlandi, Art Today, CLITT;

Additional materials will be given to students as the course procedes. They will be downloaded thanks to STUDIUM.