Degree course: 
Corso di First cycle degree in TOURISM SCIENCE
Academic year when starting the degree: 
Academic year in which the course will be held: 
Course type: 
Basic compulsory subjects
Second semester
Standard lectures hours: 
Detail of lecture’s hours: 
Lesson (110 hours)

Entry level is no less than A2 of the CEFR. Lessons will be held mainly in English.
At the beginning of the module all students will undergo a level test so that two classes will be formed (Intermediate and Beginners) and, where necessary, supplementary individual self-study activities will be identified. Non-attending students are invited to take the level test in order to ascertain the best reference texts and study path for them.

Final Examination: 

The exam is composed of a written and an oral test to assess the abilities acquired during the course.
Students owning an international certification of CEFR B1-level knowledge of English won’t have to take the level test nor the exam. Certificates will be accepted only if issued in the previous 3 years by a recognised institution included in the MIUR list (see ‘Manifesto degli studi’).

- multiple-choice reading comprehension
- guided writing of short texts in English (e.g. emails)
- multiple-choice listening comprehension
- grammar / use of English / vocabulary: multiple-choice cloze exercises

Maximum time given: 75 minutes. Dictionaries are not allowed.


Students need to pass the written test to be admitted to the oral test.
The oral test for Intermediate, Beginners and non-attending students consists of giving a presentation in English concerning a particular aspect of a destination from an English-speaking country (such as the UK, Ireland, the United States, Canada) or a country where tourism marketing is usually carried out in English (e.g. Dubai) seen as a tourism destination. The objective is to give an elevator pitch to the Module Convenor as if he/she were a prospective traveller. Materials, websites, locations and aspects will be suggested by the Module Convenor in the lessons and on the module page of the University e-learning platform (LINGUA INGLESE I AA18-19 A012).

Voto Finale

The module aims at achieving a B1 knowledge of English based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR); to this avail the knowledge of basic grammar and syntax structures will be strengthened and improved, while building up vocabulary and phrases to be used in general and professional contexts (tourism & travel industry). At the end of the course the student is expected to:
LISTENING COMPREHENSION - can understand the main points of clear standard speech (conversations, lectures, lessons, audios and videos) on familiar matters regularly encountered in work (tourism & travel industry), school, leisure, etc.
READING COMPREHENSION – can understand texts that consist mainly of high frequency every-day or job-related language.
SPEAKING - can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken; can present clearly a themed trip to an English-speaking tourist destination, arguing their choice.
WRITING – can produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar, of personal interest or job-related, in particular email correspondence.

Lessons will focus on materials chosen from the module texts (see below; a list of the sections covered will be published on the module page of the e-learning platform) and the relevant CEFR B1-level vocabulary, syntax, grammar, phrases and idioms. Special attention will be paid to developing listening and reading comprehension along with professional writing (neutral and formal emails). Module contents may vary according to the language knowledge and learning abilities of the classes.

Intermediate course
Module text (compulsory)
Dubicka, I., O'Keefe, M. - Lifestyle Intermediate, Coursebook, Pearson
ISBN 9781408237144

Further reference
Murphy, Raymond – English Grammar in Use with answers and e-book (Fourth Edition), Cambridge University Press ISBN 9781107539334

Harrison, L. - Lifestyle Intermediate, Workbook, Pearson
ISBN 9781408237168

Beginners course

Module texts (compulsory)
Dubicka, I., O'Keefe, M. - Lifestyle Intermediate, Coursebook, Pearson
ISBN 9781408237144
Murphy, Raymond – Essential Grammar in Use (Italian edition con Lelio Pallini) with answers and CD-ROM, Cambridge University Press ISBN 9780521534888

Further reference
Harrison, L. - Lifestyle Intermediate, Workbook, Pearson
ISBN 978-1408237168

N.B.: Lifestyle Intermediate, Coursebook can and should be bought by all students before the beginning of the course and the level test, as it will be used with both classes since the very first lesson.

Further resources will be available on the module page of the University e-learning platform (http://elearning3.uninsubria.it/) all through the semester (LINGUA INGLESE I AA18-19 A012).
Non-attending students

Reference texts for non-attending students are the same as above, according to the level ascertained for each student through the level test.


Lecture-style lessons, partly involving student direct contribution at individual or small group levels (practice, simulations, project work) in order to improve and test learning, vocabulary proficient use and spoken communication. In order for the students to be better acquainted with the diversity of English the module texts will be complemented by digital authentic materials (also related to the tourism & travel industry).
Beginners / non-attending students will have to focus more thoroughly on grammar topics with the support of the suggested grammar reference book.

Meetings with the Module Convenor are upon appointment made by email to his/her institutional address, orietta.colombai@uninsubria.it specifying name, surname, registration number, course of studies. The module timetable, exam dates and times are available on the relevant website pages.