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English I


This first English syllabus is intended as an opportunity for intermediate level students to develop confidence and fluency in communication contexts of the area they are studying, Tourism and Hospitality. The aim is to improve the students¿ ability to understand and use English general and specific vocabulary in these contexts. During classes, students will carry out reading and analysis of texts, writing of basic texts and oral discussions.


Tourism and Tourism Business Management

Level of Qualification|Semesters|ECTS

| Semestral | 5

Year | Type of course unit | Language

1 |Mandatory |Português



Recommended complementary curricular units

- It is advisable that under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, students
have already obtained B1-level language skills.
- A tutoring system organised by the teacher is also recommended, in order to promote a policy of
monitoring and promoting the educational success of all students.

Professional Internship



Main topics:

  1. What is tourism?
  2. World destinations
  3. Tour operators
  4. Tourist motivations
  5. Travel agencies
  6. Transport in tourism
  7. Accommodation
  8. Marketing and promotion
  9. The airline industry
  10. Holidays with a difference
  11. Reservations and sales
  12. Airport departures
  13. Careers in the areas of tourism, travel and hospitality (Part 1)


  1. Present Simple
  2. Present Continuous
  3. Present and Past Perfect
  4. Past Simple
  5. Prepositions of time
  6. Requests: Can / Could / Would
  7. Modal verbs
  8. Countable and uncountable nouns
  9. If clauses
  10. Comparatives and superlatives


Students will be encouraged to develop oral proficiency in English and will specialize further in
styles and topics adapted to their specific needs:
- Comprehend texts and information related to their area of expertise.
- Acquire basic text writing skills, including where appropriate, elements of creative writing.
- Perform basic oral presentations related to their area of expertise.
- Use some appropriate grammatical structures.
- Use basic and intermediate vocabulary and terminology related to the area.

Teaching methodologies and assessment

The syllabus aims at developing speaking, listening, writing and reading skills, through a variety of activities related to the industries of Tourism and Hospitality. In listening activities, students will be exposed to situations related to tourism. The reading sections introduce a variety of authentic texts aimed at developing the ability to understand. The practice of writing builds on the work done through well-structured tasks. The main language skills will be developed through a variety of tasks (discussions, listening exercises, grammar and vocabulary revision or develop functional language).
- Continuous assessment: two oral presentations (20% + 20%) + one written test (60%);
- Exam: written (100%)


Manual Principal:
Walker, Robin & Harding, Keith. (2006). Oxford English for Careers: Tourism 1: Student's Book: OUP Oxford.
Carreiras na área do turismo:
Ferguson (Ed.). (2010). Travel and Tourism, (What Can I Do Now?) (2nd Edition), Ferguson Publishing Company.
Burns, Jennifer & McInerney, Joseph. (2010). Career Opportunities in Travel and Hospitality: Checkmark Books.
McCarthy, Michael & O¿Dell, Felicity. (1999). English Vocabulary In Use ¿ Intermediate: Cambridge University Press.
McAdam, Katy et al. (2006). Dictionary of Leisure, Travel and Tourism (3rd edition): Bloomsbury Publishing.
Jafari, Jafar (Ed.). (2000). Encyclopedia of Tourism: Routledge.
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Paulo Furtado

Quinta-feira, 8:30-9:30