Academic year
2022/2023 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
EM9015 (AF:383163 AR:206618)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
Degree level
Master's Degree Programme (DM270)
Educational sector code
1st Semester
Course year
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The course is part of the learning activities of the degree programme. The overall objective is to provide students with the opportunity to improve their language skills, focusing on the development of receptive and productive skills, the use of authentic texts, and textual, lexical and grammatical aspects. A variety of topics related to tourism are presented throughout the course, including the latest developments and trends, and their impact on the tourism industry in Italy and worldwide.
At the end of the course, students will be able to:
- Use the appropriate lexico-grammatical structures to express their opinions and ideas in English on issues related to tourism;
- Use the knowledge gained during the course to communicate in English in academic and/or professional contexts related to tourism;
- Continue to deepen, independently, their knowledge of the topics addressed during the course.
Minimum level of English required: B2 as defined in the Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR).
The course will cover the following topics:

- types of tourism
- new trends in tourism
- tourism and data
- intercultural competence
- tourism and technologies
- customer care
- tourism and inclusivity
- sustainable/eco-tourism
- tourism and tolerance
Materials provided on Moodle by the lecturer.
For those attending the course:

Option 1: Project + written paper. Possibility of preparing a group project to be presented in class, in which a topic from the course is presented in an original way (each group and participant will have the same amount of time and will have to comply with the proposed presentation methods). In the written paper (individual), the student is required to submit a personal reflection on one of the course topics.


Option 2: Written + oral exam. The written exam will assess the students' knowledge and skills through exercises such as: Multiple choice (grammar), Word formation (morphology), Filling (vocabulary), Cloze test (grammar and vocabulary), Reading comprehension. Students will be assessed on their ability to make appropriate lexical-grammatical choices and to read and understand texts belonging to the relevant field. The oral exam entails interaction with a partner on one of the course topics.

For non-attending students: written + oral examination (Option 2)
Both lecture and interactive teaching (group/pair work).
Course attendance is recommended as the final exam is linked to the topics and group activities carried out during the course.
The course is supplemented with language exercises held by Professor Jo-Ann Titmarsh (see her page for information on content and timetable).
written and oral

This subject deals with topics related to the macro-area "Climate change and energy" and contributes to the achievement of one or more goals of U. N. Agenda for Sustainable Development

This programme is provisional and there could still be changes in its contents.
Last update of the programme: 26/08/2022