Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

Academic year: 
2020/2021
Belonging course: 
Course of Bachelor's Degree Programme on MANAGEMENT DELLE IMPRESE TURISTICHE
Disciplinary sector: 
LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH (L-LIN/12)
Language: 
Italian
Credits: 
9
Year of study: 
1
Teachers: 
Cycle: 
Second semester
Hours of front activity: 
72

Language

English

Course description

The module aims to develop students’ communicative competence in English in diverse working environments. Students will be able to understand different kinds of texts and interact correctly at an intermediate (B2) level. The specific educational objectives are fixed on the recommendations of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). Particular emphasis will be placed on the acquisition of language structures and specialized vocabulary (managerial-tourism English), with the aim of providing students with the necessary tools to understand and study a variety of texts relevant to their degree course. The module is also aimed to enhance students’ awareness of the deep interconnection between language and culture, and provide them with self-study language learning strategies.

Prerequisites

Knowledge of the English language at an intermediate level (B1), which includes the following grammar points: phonetics and phonology, common and proper nouns, adjectives, definite and indefinite articles, demonstrative adjectives and pronouns, possessives, numerals, subject and object personal pronouns, interrogative pronouns, time and place prepositions, present tenses (Simple Present, Present Continuous), auxiliary verbs, interrogative and negative forms, modals (can/can’t).

Syllabus

Program

Fundamentals of English phonetics, grammar, syntax, common and specialized vocabulary through listening/reading comprehension and speaking exercises on topics related to the degree course. Introduction to British culture and civilization.
Particular emphasis will be placed on the following grammar topics: comparatives and superlatives; use of verb tenses (present tenses, past tenses, future tenses, modals); if-clauses; the use of articles.

The course, focused on managerial and tourism English, is structured around the following topics:

International Managerial Skills in English
- What is Leadership
- Culture and Change
Tourism Management English
- Tourism Today
- NTOs (National Tourism Organizations)
- Managing tour operations
- Hotel Management
- International Tourism: UK
- Built Attractions
- Tomorrow’s Tourism

Program

Fundamentals of English phonetics, grammar, syntax, common and specialized vocabulary through listening/reading comprehension and speaking exercises on topics related to the degree course. Introduction to British culture and civilization.
Particular emphasis will be placed on the following grammar topics: comparatives and superlatives; use of verb tenses (present tenses, past tenses, future tenses, modals); if-clauses; the use of articles.

The course, focused on managerial and tourism English, is structured around the following topics:

International Managerial Skills in English
- What is Leadership
- Culture and Change
Tourism Management English
- Tourism Today
- NTOs (National Tourism Organizations)
- Managing tour operations
- Hotel Management
- International Tourism: UK
- Built Attractions
- Tomorrow’s Tourism

Teaching Methods

The lectures and classes will be primarily aimed at developing students’ ability to decode a variety of specialized texts in English, and their acquisition of basic economic-tourism vocabulary. Special emphasis will be placed on oral communication. Besides the lectures and the optional lab activities, students can practise and consolidate their language skills on the dedicated section on the Moodle e-learning platform.

Textbooks

Selected parts/units of the following textbooks will be used in the classes and assessed in the exam:

1) Tony Corballis, Wayne Jennings, English for Management Studies in Higher Education Studies (Upper intermediate to proficiency), Garnet Education, 2009 (Units 1, 2)
2) R. Walker, K. Harding, Oxford English for Careers: Tourism 3, Oxford University Press, 2009 (Units 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 12)
3) Catrin E. Morris, Flash on English for Tourism, Second Edition, ELI, ESP Series, 2011 (Unit 7).

Grammar textbook:
R. MURPHY, English Grammar in Use, Cambridge University Press (or any other reference grammar)

Specialized English:
Managerial and tourism articles/excerpts taken from specialized journals or press (all downloadable on the e-learning platform).

NB All materials can be downloaded from the e-learning platform (the module “Lingua Inglese 9cfu – Prof.ssa Antinucci” is among the MIT courses).

Learning assessment

Written test on Moodle (25 minutes): 30 multiple choice, cloze or gap fill questions based on the grammar and vocabulary of the textbooks, including a short reading comprehension. The pass grade for the written test is 18/30.

Oral examination (2 parts)

Part 1: discussion of one or more articles taken from the textbooks and listed in the detailed course syllabus: comprehension, comments, and opinions.
Part 2: reading and translation of one or more specialized articles listed in the detailed course syllabus and downloadable from the University website.

Listening and speaking skills, pronunciation, fluency, the use of language, and reading skills are the main assessment criteria. The ability to translate specialized texts into Italian will be also assessed.

The final pass grade is 18.

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EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES

Knowledge and understanding:
Students are expected to demonstrate the knowledge of the main morpho-syntactic structures of English and of some areas of managerial and tourism English vocabulary.

Applying knowledge and understanding:
Students are expected to be able to apply the main English morpho-syntactic structures and understand a text on managerial and touristic matters.

Making judgments:
Students are expected to demonstrate the ability to choose the most appropriate register to be used in the situational context proposed by the instructor.

Communication skills:
Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate in English in a clear and appropriate way in specific professional contexts.

Learning skills:
Students are expected to demonstrate a good capacity of learning independently and using appropriately communicative functions, also practicing with the supplementary materials uploaded on the e-learning platform.

Mutuazioni

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