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Learn English for Rio 2016

  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • The Olympic Games will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2016. Tens of thousands of tourists will visit the city for this event and many of these visitors will be English speaking or may use English to communicate if they don't speak Portuguese. This free online course provides English language skills around the Olympics Games and participating countries, and also for people working in the tourism and hospitality sectors in Rio. The course introduces you to the English language skills necessary for working in tourist information offices, including how to provide directions, understand guidebooks and write press releases. The English needed for conducting guided tours is also defined. These sections detail how to explain a tour itinerary, how to politely book a tour for a customer and how to conduct a tour commentary in English. Next, you will be introduced to the English language skills necessary for working in restaurants in tourist areas or hotels. This section explains how to take customer orders, including asking and answering questions and recommending dishes. It also includes how to describe dishes and defines the French terms used in restaurant English. The third module introduces the English language skills necessary for working at a hotel reception or front desk. It explains how to communicate with potential customers during inquiries as well as how to reserve rooms for hotel guests. It also describes the steps involved in check-in and check-out as well as the vocabulary and expressions needed for these procedures. The course also includes useful information in English about the history of the Olympic Games, the sports and events that will be held during Olympics in Rio and the countries that are participating in the Games. This course will be of great interest to workers in the tourism and hospitality sectors, or those who would like to gain employment in these sectors during the Olympic Games, who would like to learn English language skills to help them interact with customers. It will also be of interest to learners who are working as part of the Rio 2016 Volunteers program.

  • After completing this course you will be able to:
    - Recommend and compare restaurant dishes for customers;
    - Use the correct expressions during the three stages of restaurant service;
    - Explain guided tour itineraries;
    - Provide specific directions in a guided tour commentary;
    - Make a hotel reservation for guests utilizing the correct English vocabulary and terminology;
    - Check guests in and out of hotels in the correct sequence;
    - Resolve customer complaints with helpful English language phrases;
    - List and identify Olympic sports and events in English;
    - and list and identify countries participating in the Rio Olympics.

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

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    • An incentive to continue to empower yourself through learning
    • A tangible way of supporting the Alison mission to empower people everywhere through education.

Learn English for Rio 2016
  • Free

  • 2-3 Hours

  • Advance Learning

  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • 50 Pts

Modules List( 6 )
  • LEARN ENGLISH FOR RIO 2016
  • Learn English for Rio 2016 - Course Resource Document View Resource
  • SECTION 1: ENGLISH LANGUAGE SKILLS FOR TOURISM AN...
  • Module
    1
    English for Tourism and Hospitality - Tourist Information and Guided Tours
    • Learn English language vocabulary and grammar skills for working in tourist information offices and as tour guides. Study this module to understand the role of tourist information offices and their staff. The module explains guided tour itineraries using the present simple and predictive future tenses. You will learn how to politely take a guided tour booking from customers using indirect questions and provide specific and subtle directions in a guided tour commentary. Finally, you will learn how to utilise adjectives and superlatives effectively in a guided tour commentary and use the passive voice effectually in a guided tour commentary.
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Tourist Information Offices
    • Tour Itineraries
    • Tour Booking
    • Tour Commentaries
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 2: English for Tourism and Hospitality - Restaurant Service
    • Learn English language vocabulary and grammar skills for working in the restaurant service industry. You will learn how to answer restaurant customer questions using the definite article and the indefinite article. You will learn how to recommend and compare restaurant dishes using adjectives and comparative adjectives. Finally, you will learn how to describe restaurant dishes utilising past-participle adjectives and use the correct expressions during the three stages of restaurant service.
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Taking the Customer's Order
    • Describing Dishes
    • Key Expressions
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 3: English for Tourism and Hospitality - Hotel Reception and Front Desk
    • Learn English language vocabulary and grammar skills for working in hotel reception and front desk in hotels and hospitality industry. In this module you will learn how to effectively provide potential hotel guests with information during enquiries using English language phrases. The module also covers how to make a hotel reservation for guests utilising the correct English vocabulary and terminology. Finally, you will learn how to use the correct English language phrases for check-in and check-out, and resolve customer complaints with helpful and non-offensive English language phrases.
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Enquiries
    • Reservations
    • Check-in and Check-out
    • Complaints
    • Lesson Summary
  • SECTION 2: ENGLISH LANGUAGE SKILLS FOR THE OLYMPIC...
  • Module 4: Olympic Games Rio 2016 - History of the Olympics and Olympic Sports
    • Learn English language vocabulary to be able to list and identify the numerous sports and events that will be held during the Olympic Games in Rio 2016. You will also learn information in English about the ancient Olympics that were held in ancient Greece and how the modern Olympics came into being.
    • Learning Outcomes
    • General Terms
    • Olympic Sports
    • History of the Ancient Games
    • History of the Modern Games
  • Module 5: Olympic Games Rio 2016 - Participating Countries
    • Learn English language vocabulary to be able to list and identify the many countries that are participating in the Olympic Games in Rio 2016. You will also learn some facts about each country such as its location, population, capital city and neighbouring countries. You will also learn the main languages that are spoken in each country.
    • Learning Outcomes
    • African Countries
    • Asian Countries
    • Australasian Countries
    • European Countries
    • North American Countries
    • South American Countries
  • END OF COURSE ASSESSMENT
  • Module 6: Learn English for Rio 2016 Assessment
    • You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
    • Learn English for Rio 2016 Assessment
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