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English for Tourism - Tourist Information and Guided Tours Course


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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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 130 votes
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
Content  
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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  • Arslan Vlahovljak
    Arslan Vlahovljak Serbia Great! 2016-05-06 21:05:33
  • LaShawnda Quintanilla
    LaShawnda Quintanilla United States of America I really enjoyed this course. I learned a lot. 2016-03-10 05:03:24
  • Discovery India
    Discovery India India The course was very knowledgeable and in simple language to understand. very interesting one. 2016-02-10 17:02:45
  • Zolile Vincent Vena
    Zolile Vincent Vena South Africa Tourist guide show the visitors around places of interest such as towns and cities, historical builings, gardens. 2016-01-19 21:01:16
  • Shahid Hamid
    Shahid Hamid Pakistan I got lot of information from alison learning course. That is so nice 2016-01-02 04:01:18
  • Shahid Hamid
    Shahid Hamid Pakistan That is so nice for customer as a tourist .if he need guide. Expert people properly guide him. That is so nice. 2016-01-02 04:01:38
  • Rene Alamos
    Rene Alamos Uruguay Excellent course I've learned a lot and it's fun, thanks..... 2015-10-08 13:10:58
  • Hercus Theron
    Hercus Theron South Africa It was just fine. 2015-09-29 23:09:34
  • Besseriani Hamza
    Besseriani Hamza Algeria On my opinion and according to my personal experience, as both a tourist and a tourist tour, simplification of the explanation gives more understanding and clear the mind from any sublte views, we feel relax then to live the moment naturally without any stress and unneeded questions. 2015-08-20 23:08:26
  • Manuel Diaz
    Manuel Diaz Colombia This course was very short but interesting 2015-03-07 00:03:21
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