LINGUIST List 27.1401

Tue Mar 22 2016

Confs: English, Applied Ling, Lang Acq/Italy

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <>

Date: 22-Mar-2016
From: Michael Joseph Ennis <>
Subject: Symposium on Teaching English for Tourism
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Symposium on Teaching English for Tourism

Date: 06-May-2016 - 06-May-2016
Location: Bruneck-Brunico, Italy
Contact: Michael Joseph Ennis
Contact Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition

Subject Language(s): English

Meeting Description:

The symposium, which will be one of the first of its kind in Europe, will bring together teachers and researchers of English for Tourism (EfT) from diverse national and international contexts in order to initiate a sustained academic discourse on the teaching of EfT. The symposium will consist of a series of talks on a wide range of themes related to the teaching of EfT, including: theoretical concepts, needs analyses, teaching approaches and methodological frameworks, current programs and projects, and specific teaching methods. These talks will serve as a platform for an open panel discussion during which all participants may ask questions and share their own perspectives and experiences. The symposium will be of interest to language teachers and subject teachers teaching in tourism programs at all levels and in all contexts (e.g. high school, university, professional development, and community programs), as well as interested stakeholders in tourism.Symposium on Teaching English for Tourism



Welcome and Opening Remarks

Part I: Concepts and Needs

Michael Joseph Ennis (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano)
What is ‘English for Tourism’? A ‘Grounded Review’ of Textbooks and Secondary Literature

Mária Czellér (University of Debrecen)
Specific Language Needs for Students Majoring in Tourism

Gina Mikel Petrie (Washington University)
Nicaraguan Stakeholders’ Insights on Quality English for Tourism Instruction

11:30-13:00 Lunch Break

Part II: Approaches, Projects and Methods

Sabrina Francesconi (University of Trento)
A Methodological Framework for Tourism-Text Analysis

Luisa Broli & Jill Challinor (Istituto Tecnico Casale)
English for Tourism at Secondary School. A CLIL approach: Learning Law in English

Dominic Stewart (University of Trento)
Word Sketch as a Tool for Trainee Translators from Italian to English within the Tourist Sector

Agnieszka Małgorzata Sendur (AFM Krakow University), Laura Tommaso (University of Molise) & Massimo Verzella (North Dakota State University)
Writing for Tourism: A Task-Based, Trans-Institutional, Collaborative Project

15:00-15:30 Coffee Break

Roundtable discussion moderated by Letizia Cirillo (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano)

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