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Lyceum of the Philippines University

College of International Tourism and Hospitality Management

Effective _ Semester. ____ - ____


Subject Code : ESPN30E

Subject Title : English for Specific Purposes
No. Of Units : Three (3) units
Lecture Hours/Week : Three (3) hours
Laboratory Hours/Week : None
Pre-requisite : None

Course Description:

The course focuses on developing English language skills through topics of

general interest as they study the diversity of the world. This also aims to introduce
different themes related specifically to the tourism and hospitality industries. This
will also introduce tourism-specific terminology and theoretical concepts, which
appeared in texts written by and for experts.

Program Objectives:

At the end of the semester, students of Hospitality and Tourism Management

program would be able to:

1. Have the ability to respect and nurture local cultures so that they would be able to
enrich the tourism experience and build pride and confidence among local communities.
2. Have a wide perspective on how to minimize negative social, economical and
environmental impacts of mass tourism and promote tourism which is sustainable.
3. Use English language as their medium in promoting our cultures to other different
4. Gain insights on the growth and purpose of sales promotion.
5. Have the ability to find a safe and familiar environment for storing students work and
facilitate cooperation.
6. Have a basic communication skills needed to communicate in a variety of different
work situations in tourism industries.
7. Have a cultural sensitivity and the ability to identify and use a variety of strategies for
contact with those from other cultures by getting exposed to themes such as lifestyles and
culture shock.

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8. Develop fully their comprehension, llistening, reading, writing and speaking skills to
enable them to fulfil the requirement.

9. Carry on face-to-face and phone conversations on work-related topics, such as taking

reservations, dealing with room complaints and taking an order.
10. Understand the process of developing, designing and introducing a new product

Learning Goals:
Upon completion of the course, the student shall be expected to:

Competencies Learning Goals Mission Deployment

1. Communication Understand and discuss the tourism and 1, 2, 3, 4, 6
hospitality industry
2. Information Retrieval and Identify the difficulties present in 1,2,3, 5, 6
Evaluation todays tourism industry.
3.Cultural Values identify and use a variety of strategies 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
for contact with those from other
4.Teamwork and Leadership Work as a group in preparing their 1,2,3,4,5,6
group reporting and project.
5. Social Thinking Respect and nurture local cultures so 1,2,3,4,5,6
that they enrich the tourism experience
and build pride and confidence among
local communities.
6.Computer Literacy Identify and explain how technological 1,2,3,4,6
changes and financing affect the
tourism and hospitality industry
7. Entrepreneurial Establish linkages with tutorial centers 1,2,3,4,6
for possible employment

Learning Objectives:

1. Affective
1.1 To appreciate the contribution of Tourism Studies to personal and professional
development and lifelong learning.
1.2 To set a high standard of attitude and ethical behaviour.

2. Cognitive
2.1 To critically reflect on tourism and its significance in the local and global context

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2.2 To identify knowledge and understanding of tourism and the interrelationship of
the industry sectors
3. Psychomotor
3.1 To initiate personal flexibility, cooperation and confidence within the work
3.2 To prepare a range of research techniques to collect, analyze and present tourism

Course Outline:

Specific Objectives Subject Matter Outcome-based No. Of

Methodology Hours/Week

To be acquainted with Introductions Introductions

one another
To inform the students University policy on Discussion of University 1.5 hours
of the rules and student decorum Policy on Student
regulations of the Decorum
University, expectations Mission
and course requirements Visions

To gain an overview of Overview of the

the course course Overview of the course

To distinguish the origin Relationship of ESP LECTURE-DISCUSSION: 1st 2nd

of ESP and its in Tourism Industry The teacher presents a brief 4.5 hours
development from various discussion of the lesson.
specific discipline of
tourism management ACTIVITY - FILLING
THE GAP: The students
To state the importance will compare the facts of
of ESP in exploring tourism industry by
tourism industry completing the box provided
by the teacher.

To find out students Introduction to PAIR-WORK 3rd

relation to the given Different Tourist ACTIVITY: The students 3 hours
topic in a form of short Attractions and discuss questions
and clear questions, their Segments concerning students
opinions, attitude to travelling. (Ex.

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taste and geographica Favourite countries,
l knowledge means of transport, etc.)

To involve speaking FOLLOW-UP

skills with the aid of ACTIVITY/ I-CREATE:
special terminology Making brochures or
pamphlet on different
To practise reading and tourist destinations
translating skills with
bilingual dictionaries.

To determine the Hotel Industry Course MAKING THEIR 4th 5th

alternative materials Materials MOODLE ACCOUNTS: 6.0 hours
that will suit the needs The students find a safe
of the clients and familiar environment
for storing their work and
To familiarize students facilitate cooperation.
with new digital genres They create their account
in the university
e-learning management
1.5 hours

To expose the students Commercial ASSIGNMENT: The 6th 7th

on the different Enterprises students record their own 3.0 hours
techniques in planning version of commercial
oral production. enterprises to get an equal
opportunity to be heard.
To create their own Students ask to give
commercial piece. individual feedback.

To determine the trends Ecotourism : DISCUSSION: The 7th 8th

and controversial issues in Speaking and teacher presents 4.5 hours
the 21st century concepts Listening 10-minute video featuring
of ecotourism.
national parks,
eco-weekends and
To show different
simulations of real
sustainable tourism.

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working environments.

To accommodate the four Travelling INTERNET 8th 10th

Is: involvement, BROWSING: Students 7.5 hours
interaction, use the Internet to
individualization and
simulate online hotel and
air ticket bookings and
To practice needed
conference organizations.
guidance and advice in
certain issues such as GROUP ACTIVITY:
sending large files, Role playing of students
sending PowerPoint of conferences and work
Presentation files to scenario.
include choice add-ons etc

To discuss the different Accommodation REPORTING: Students 11th -12th

types of accommodation. task to report their 4.5 hours
assigned topics about Jobs
To identify the different at the hotel
kinds of jobs at the hotel.

To state the differences Business and Active GROUP DISCUSSION: 13th

and similarities of Tourism Students discuss the 3.0 hours
business and active difference between
Business and Active
To feature tourism

To describe the stand of Describing Tourism in ACTIVITY: Role playing 14th

our tourism industry Your Country as tour guides on a certain 3.0 hours
tourist destination as
To display their own socialized classroom
perspective toward recitation
tourism industry

To practice proper Telephoning in LABORATORY HOURS

etiquette in answering English PAIRWORK ACTIVITY:
phone calls The students will play 15th

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both the role of the client 3.0 hours
To distinguish the and the tourism officer to
differences between show how to properly
British and American answer to the clients
vocabulary needs

To design their own Case Studies : GUIDED RESEARCH

tourism project planning Planning and and CONSULTATIONS 16th 18th
that may propose in developing tourism INTRO TO RESEARCH 7.0 hours
within a destination
their colleagues. WRITING
FINAL 18th

Textbook: None

References: Bhatia, V.K. (1993). Analyzing genre. Language use in professional

settings. London Longman

Dudley-Evans, T., & St John, M.J. (1998). Development in ESP. A

multi-disciplinary approach. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

HUTCHINSON, Tom; WATERS, Alan. English for Specific

Purposes: A learning-centred approach.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992

Prepared by/Date Approved by/Date

Yves John Perena

Cherry Mae Poblete
Aira Mae R. Sarita

SED 201

Ms. Marylyn G. Alparo Ms. Rhea Anabe Dente

Department Chairperson

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