Teaching English for Tourism ©

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The British Council in partnership with the Centre for Secondary and Specialised Education have launched the English for Tourism project. The project aims to improve the English language level of graduates from 11 tourism colleges to enable them to meet the modern requirements of employers in the tourism sector.   

As part of the project a contemporary English language course for students of tourism colleges has been developed. The course is based on the British Council “Learn English for Tourism” it was supplemented with extension activities designed by a team of local experts together with a UK consultant to tailor the materials for Uzbekistan context. The course focuses on listening, speaking and writing skills and also includes material on team working, communication and e-mail skills. The piloting of the new course started in February 2014.

The project also provides teacher training opportunities for English language teachers in tourism colleges.