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Title: Design of a didactic guide and other materials for teaching english in the tourism area at the University of Cuenca
Authors: Díaz Sarmiento, Mercedes del Carmen
metadata.dc.contributor.advisor: Youman, Ion
Keywords: Tesis De Maestria En Lengua Inglesa Y Lingüistica Aplicada
Communicative Competence
Didactic Guide
Teaching Materials
Issue Date: 2011
Series/Report no.: TM4;517
metadata.dc.type: masterThesis
This thesis seeks to supply much-needed didactic material for the students of tourism in the School of Hospitality Sciences of the University of Cuenca. It begins by exploring and analyzing some of the more recent and prevalent theories related to language teaching-learning in general, to proceed from there towards the examination of more specifically oriented ideas of language acquisition and use. The overall aim of the project is to promote active participation in real-life communicative situations through the study of relevant background material and the application of didactic activities that embody essential aspects of the special purposes that apply to any learner who has successful touristic management as his or her goal. The point of departure for this work is that the learner must be at the center of the didactic process. Communicative Language Teaching is the bottom-line theoretical concept from which all the material and all the activities spring. A correlative factor is the idea of task-based language teaching, which focuses the students efforts upon the successful resolution of real-life problems and prepares them to tackle new and challenging situations. The guidebook tends to deal with goal-related activities that lead to the successful application of English for Specific Purposes in this case, the specific purpose of touristically-oriented language learning. The teachers and the students linguistic efforts are directed towards the development of listening and speaking skills, which are the most important aspects to be considered in the production of capable graduates in the field of tourism and touristic-related professions.
Magíster en Lengua Inglesa y Lingüística Aplicada
URI: http://dspace.ucuenca.edu.ec/handle/123456789/2797
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