- What is the course about?
This course is about travel English or English we would use when traveling. The course is divided into four main content sections centering around at the airport, ordering at bars and restaurants, shopping, and dealing with public transportation.
2 . How is the course structured?
Goes over why using English while traveling is important.
>it's a major lingua franca (or bridge language)
> most likely default language if not aware of the local language
>used in English speaking countries where English is an official language or accepted as one
. at the airport
This section looks at checking in, boarding, going through immigration and customs.
- . ordering in restaurants, bars, and coffee shops
This section looks at ordering both food and drinks in restaurants, bars and coffee shops. Everyone when they travel needs to eat and drink, so this makes it easier to accomplish these tasks in English.
This section deals with shopping and gives you some basic language for finding and buying things.
- . dealing with public transportation
This section deals with using various types of transportation: buses, ferries, trains, taxis, and rental cars.
This section reviews the vocabulary learned in the various sections and includes a glossary or dictionary for all the vocabulary covered in the course..
3. How long will the course take to complete?
The course should take about 1-2 hours to complete by listening to and practicing the dialogues. Reviewing the vocabulary sections will help ensure better understanding before using the vocabulary.
4. What kind of materials are included?
Materials include lectures, dialogues,and quizzes.
5. Why take this course?
By completing this course, you will be more confident in dealing with travel related issues in English. Whether checking in, dealing with immigration or customs, and ordering food or drinks and finally dealing with clerks in stores and using public transportation, you will feel less stress and be able to enjoy your vacation and business trips more.