Michael Ennis, Gina Petrie
July 22, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 272 Pages - 25 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367144555 - CAT# K410640
Series: Routledge Research in Language Education
Teaching English for Tourism initiates a sustained academic discussion on the teaching and learning of English to tourism professionals, or to students who aspire to build a career in the tourism industry. Responding to a gap in the field, this is the first book of its kind to explore the implications of research in English for Tourism (EfT) within the field of English for Specific Purposes.
This edited volume brings together teachers and researchers of EfT from diverse national and institutional contexts, focusing on connecting current research in EfT contexts to classroom implications. It considers a wide range of themes related to the teaching of EfT, including: theoretical concepts, methodological frameworks, and specific teaching methods. The book explores topics relating to the impact of changing technologies, the need for cultural understanding, and support for writing development, among others.
Teaching English for Tourism explores this growing area of English for Specific Purposes and allows for researchers and practitioners to share their findings in an academic context. This unique book is ideal reading for researchers, post-graduate students, and professionals working in the fields of English language teaching and learning.
List of Contributors
Part I. English for Tourism: Theories and Concepts
1. What is "English for Tourism"? A "Grounded Review" of Textbooks and Secondary Literature (Michael Joseph Ennis)
2. Exploring Stakeholders’ Language Desires in English for Tourism: An Argument for Uniqueness (Gina Mikel Petrie)
3. The Politics of Englishes for Tourism: A World Englishes Perspective (Tracey McHenry)
Part II. Teaching English for Tourism: From Theory to Praxis
4. The Changing Nature of Tourism Discourse: Practical Applications for the Classroom (Suzanna Miles)
5. English for Tourism in the Non-Native English Classroom: Machine Translation and Corpora (Dominic Stewart)
6. "Cultural languaging" in English for Tourism: Integrated Learning of Language and Intercultural Skills in Tourism Education (Ana Gonçalves)
7. The International Non-Work Experience and the Development of Students’ Language Skills and Cultural Intelligence in an English for Tourism Purpose Course (Jeannette Valencia Robles)
8. Integrating Tourism Writing in ESP University Contexts: A Case of Cross-cultural Cooperation (Massimo Verzella and Agnieszka Małgorzata Sendur)
9. Teaching and Assessing Academic Writing for Tourism Studies: An Example of Reflective Practice from the Field (Michael Joseph Ennis)