Tourism is one of the largest and fastest growing industries in the world employing millions of people worldwide. The international growth in tourism has created an increasing demand for tourism professionals to be able to understand and to communicate effectively with their tourist clients and international colleagues involved in providing tourism services.
Tourism English is popular and suitable for individuals involved in any aspect of the tourism industry whether one is being employed in the accommodation, entertainment, food and beverage sector or as a tour operator to a theme parks manager. ALEC can design courses to cater for your particular needs and courses are available from Pre-Intermediate English level upwards.
ALEC's Tourism English courses use the modern, inductive-communicative approach combined with blended learning to develop the student's ability to quickly comprehend and express tourism language in situational circumstances.
- Hotel facilities, making comparisons and getting something done;
- Hotel reservations, selling conference facilities, formal letter writing;
- Understanding hotel guests and their needs, dealing with complaints, apologies and overbooking;
- Tour operators, package holidays, places of interest, safari tours, tradition and customs, how whiskey and Guinness is made;
- Apartment rentals, rules and regulations;
- Travel agencies, taking a telephone booking and replying to enquiries;
- Restaurants and eating out, verbs of food preparation and countable and uncountable nouns; and
- Other tourism themes arranged in advance.
Tourism English courses are available from 15 hours, 20 hours and 25 hours a week. Because of the intensive nature of the course it is recommended that students do not take more than 20 hours a week unless they have excellent stamina.
Learners need time to think about what they have studied in class and time to do homework. Above all, they need time to exercise in their natural surroundings and take fresh-air.
Remember, learning English continues after the formal lessons in the classroom as students will be speaking English at mealtimes, making comments about TV shows and general discussions about everyday life. The learner will be fully immersed in the English language at all times and will not be distracted or influenced by other students of their own language, a common complaint associated with language schools.
This is only possible where two or more individuals are of the same language level and come on the same dates. A PRICE REDUCTION APPLIES FOR EACH STUDENT SHARING LESSONS.
On Site Training For Groups
In association with our affiliate partner IELTS Ltd (www.ielts.ie), we can also arrange English language training for groups of learners at the client's headquarters or at IELTS training facilities in Galway after completion of a Needs Analysis.
Please refer to the Prices page.