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This course is the first step for students who would like to embark in a career in the area of tourism and tourism management by becoming proficient in Spanish for Tourism. This is the first of three basic Spanish for Tourism courses that prepare participants for the external examinations leading to the award of the Basic Certificate in Spanish for Tourism (B2). It aims to get participants acquainted with the structure, requirements and level of such external examinations. It fosters in the learner an understanding and command of topics in the world of tourism in Spain, Latin America and other regions of the world. It also develops the linguistic competencies necessary to function at a basic level of specialisation in the language and world of tourism. Interactive lectures, presentations, projects and group discussions are designed to improve the student’s level of professionalism, knowledge and skills needed for success in this endeavour.
Summative assessment is divided into coursework and examinations. Coursework is weighted at forty per cent (40%) of the total grade and comprises six (6) research projects, the findings of which will be presented to the class in the foreign language, as well as eight (8) assignments to be submitted to the lecturer. The tutor will provide feedback for all coursework. The examination is weighted at sixty per cent (60%) and comprises one Examination consisting of four (4) parts:
- Part 1. Reading comprehension.
- Part 2. Programme-specific knowledge test.
- Part 3. Specialised writing.
- Part 4. Oral test.
Formative tasks will include talks, group projects and discussion and other exercises of a technical and specialised nature.
- High School diploma and transcript with a minimum GPA of 2.00 OR
- Minimum of four (4) CSEC (CXC)/GCE O’Level subjects, inclusive of English A and mathematics, Grades 1,2,3* or A,B,C.
*Grade 3 accepted if attained in June 1998 or beyond