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English for Specific Purposes: Tourism

I was wondering if anyone could recommend a book or resources for a class I may have to teach to students of tourism in Korea.

The school gave me very little information about their curriculum (not sure if they have decided on one yet) except that I would be teaching classes about the language for hotel bookings and airline reservations. I have no experience teaching this material.

Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated. I may be the one choosing the textbook.
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I don't know this book but you might look it up and see what you find:

English for Specific Purposes
Thomas Orr, Ed. (2002)
Alexandria, VA: TESOL
ISBN 0-939791-95-1 (paper)
$29.95

It seems to cover tourism as well as other secific topics
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Here's another book that deals with teaching English tourism:

English for International Tourism Upper Intermediate Course Book

Author : MIRIAM and STRUTT JACOB
Format : Large Format Paperback
ISBN : 0582237548
Publisher : Pearson English Language Teaching
Publication Date (AUS) : January 1997
Pages : 64
Imprint : Longman
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Did those books help? Did you find anything else? I am also teaching something similar to this.
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Default Longman's English for Tourism book

Happy Camper,

Looks like I won't be teaching that class, so I can't give any feedback on the book. I did find a bit more info on the Longman site, here:
http://www.longman.com/tourism/

The English for International Tourism series has 3 levels starting with Pre-Intermediate. I think each level has a student book, cassette, CD, workbook and teacher's manual (naturally). You might check to see if there is a companion website. Longman has lots of extra online resources for other book series, so maybe.

Another book you might want to check out is Welcome! English for the Travel and Tourism Industry, by Leo Jones, Cambridge University Press

When your searching, remember to look under the "Business" category of publisher's sites and in the bookstore. I kept forgetting that tourism was only a subcategory...

Good luck with your class.
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Thanks little sage! That will be a big help.
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Try the lonely planet
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How would you use Lonely Planet to teach in a tourism department?
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How would you use Lonely Planet to teach in a tourism department?
Also wondering the same thing.
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I have recently faced same situation and chose the Basic Survival, or New Basic Survival from McMillan. It is a wonderful book for basic level students with some knowledge of English. The units are short, for one class only and very practical. The focus is on communication in real everyday situations and grammar is not the main objective. You just have to see it!
For my Tourism group I chose the units that are more relevant to them:
UNIT NAME
U1 Numbers: Boarding an airplane. Finding your seat
U3 Landing Card: Filling in an arrival form and a landing card.
U4 Welcome to the United States: Going through immigration and customs control. Expressing family relationships.
U5 Baggage in Hall: Collecting baggage.
U6 A Ride Downtown: Requesting tourist information. Asking for clarification. Explaining meaning.
U7 Arriving at a Hotel: Checking into a hotel
U9 An Appointment: Making an appointment.
U10 Breakfast Buffet: Arriving in a restaurant. Selecting food from a breakfast buffet.
U12 City Guide: Location.
U13 Concierge Desk: Asking for and giving directions.
U14 Instructions: Giving instructions.
U15 Wrong Number: Making telephone calls. Asking for repetition.
U18 Itineraries: Getting information from a timetable.
U19 Visitors: Receiving visitors. Offering drinks. Introducing yourself and stating your job.
U20 Connections: Using communication devices.
U21 Fast Food: Requesting and paying for food.
U22 Gift Store: Shopping for gifts.
U24 Car Rental Inquiries: Asking for car rental information.
U25 Picking Up a Car: Picking up a rental car. Following instructions.
U26 Routines: Going over a work schedule. Extending an invitation.
U28 Lunch: Going to a business lunch.
U29 Dealing with Problems
U33 About Yourself: Talking about yourself.
U34 Getting Through: Getting through on the telephone.
U37 Polite Inquiries: Making polite inquiries.
U39 Important Messages: Collecting your messages.
U40 Telephone Service: Directory assistance and other telephone services.
U41 Attractions: Describing city attractions. Describing places / attractions.
U43 The Menu: Ordering a meal.
U44 At the Table: Receiving food orders. Restaurant etiquette.
U48 Flightseeing: Talking about vacations.
U53 Your Cabin: Being shown your room.
U54 North to Alaska: Understanding facts and figures.
U56 Computer Problems: Giving advice on computers
U60 Good-Bye: Saying good-bye. Thanking for help.

35 Units / Hours
I hope you like it!
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Miriam, that might be perfect for some classes I have next fall. Thanks! Are there activities in the book as well?
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Yes, there are activities in a Resource Pack and in the Mcmillan Henemann site as well that can be downloaded and collected. Take a look: http://www.macmillaneducation.com/resource.htm. You have to register but it is free of charge.
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Thanks, Miriam!
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