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English for Tourism - Tourist Information and Guided Tours


English for Tourism - Tourist Information and Guided Tours
English for Tourism - Tourist Information and Guided Tours

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Course Description

English is the main language of international communication and is essential for people working in the tourism industry. This free online course introduces the key vocabulary and skills needed to speak English with tourists. This course details the English 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. This free online course will be of great interest to non-English speakers who would like a career in the tourism industry, and who now wish to learn English with a focus on the travel and tourism industry.

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course you will be able to: - Understand the role of tourist information offices and their staff; - Explain guided tour itineraries using the present simple and predictive future tenses; - Politely take a guided tour booking from customers using indirect questions; - Provide specific and subtle directions in a guided tour commentary; - Utilise adjectives and superlatives effectively in a guided tour commentary; - Use the passive voice effectually in a guided tour commentary;


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Module Title
Module 1: English for Tourism - Tourist Information and Guided Tours
Module 2: English for Tourism - Tourist Information and Guided Tours Assessment

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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 99 reviews
Course Title: English for Tourism - Tourist Information and Guided Tours
Course #: 607
Course Publisher: Connexions
Course Category: 92
Content Origin:
Course Description: English is the main language of international communication and is essential for people working in the tourism industry. This free online course introduces the key vocabulary and skills needed to speak English with tourists. This course details the English 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. This free online course will be of great interest to non-English speakers who would like a career in the tourism industry, and who now wish to learn English with a focus on the travel and tourism industry.
License: This course is available from Connexions OpenCourseWare through the following Creative Commons licence:
Creative Commons License
Release Date: 16 August 2013
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Course Duration (Avg Learner): 1-2 Hours
Video/Audio: None
Audio Only: Low
Animation: None
Assessments: Yes
Education Level
Age appropriateness: 18+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level:
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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  • Manuel Diaz
    Manuel Diaz Colombia This course was very short but interesting 2015-03-07 00:03:21
  • Louise Doleman
    Louise Doleman United States of America It was a little challenging in the beginning, but overall is was a good lesson. 2015-03-05 17:03:05
  • Cammy Lee
    Cammy Lee United States of America This English for Tourism - Tourist information and Guided Tours Course is a very interesting, educational information that people who will work in employment involving tourist industries can benefit from. 2015-03-04 01:03:17
  • Mukhammadjon Yunusov
    Mukhammadjon Yunusov Uzbekistan I'm sure it will so helpful to take this course in my field. And I'm so grateful to who created this awesome online course! 2015-02-06 10:02:16
  • Kyaw Kyaw Myo
    Kyaw Kyaw Myo Myanmar Amazing 2015-01-28 15:01:54
  • Caterina Scalesia
    Caterina Scalesia United Kingdom Learn English for Tourism online with the help of this free website it has been a pleasure. I strongly recommend it and I do believe it can be helpful for those people who want to learn more about any subjects for free. It was interesting and it gave me the input to start thinking of studying at university. Well done guys! You did such a great job with this course. 2015-01-19 21:01:54
  • Montse Turueño
    Montse Turueño United Kingdom Very informative and useful 2015-01-02 16:01:17
  • Onyenemegam Akudo
    Onyenemegam Akudo Nigeria such a good course to study online.i have really known tour commentaries l never new before as a tour operator. 2014-12-30 13:12:11
  • Yusuf Purba
    Yusuf Purba Indonesia There are some questions that a bit difficult to understand, but I passed it anyway and got score 95%. My highest appreciation to ALISON that has been willingly providing the course free of charge. Best Regards. 2014-11-09 07:11:02
  • Ivan David Sanchez Jose
    Ivan David Sanchez Jose Spain It's a really nice course. I've enjoyed a lot. Thank you. 2014-09-13 10:09:24
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