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.
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.
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.
Covers checking in for an airplane and the related vocabulary.
Students can learn about boarding an aircraft.
This lecture covers going through immigration and some questions that are typically asked.
A lecture on going through customs and a situation to be avoided.
Reviewing checking in,boarding, immigration, and customs procedures
Helps students understand about ordering in a restaurant and identifying various categories of dishes.
Learn about ordering alcoholic drinks.
Brief introduction to some main types of coffee and tea types and ordering at the counter in a coffee shop.
Reviews ordering food and drinks in restaurants and bars.
Introduces shopping in clothing and grocery store vocabulary through dialogues.
Reviews shopping for souvenirs and other travel related items.
Passes on knowledge concerning low cost and full cost carriers.
Allows students to understand the difference between local, express, and overnight buses.
Details some types of ferries and their related vocabulary.
Enables students to distinguish between types of trains through descriptions and dialogue.
Introduces some vocabulary and language necessary for renting a car.
This quiz reviews using different types of public transportation.
Concluding lecture that lists vocabulary by section. Supplemental material also contains glossary of all vocabulary in alphbetical order.
I am an EFL lecturer with over 20 years of experience teaching presentations, public speaking, business English and oral English. I have lived and worked in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the longest, Japan. I enjoy traveling and using some technology.
I previously worked in the marketing/promotions field, and thus will be offering business English related courses in the future, as well as general English classes.
I truly believe technology is driving the learning process for all learners and makes material for educating ourselves available at all times. In turn, teachers have access to these same tools and can assist the learning process and make more for more efficient teaching.