Content and language integrated learning in tourism vocational education and training in Portugal

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Author: Almeida, Maria Altina


Tourism is an international industry which involves a range of intercultural encounters where communication is the key feature. It is clear that the language of tourism in an international context is English as, when dealing with international guests, a better command of English means providing higher quality service. Furthermore, tourism has been perceived by many students as having good employment prospects, which has been a further driver for Tourism and Hospitality vocational programmes. The Vocational Education and Training (VET) system is increasingly expected to be responsive to...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Language; Teaching and learning; Vocational education and training; Industry; Globalisation

Keywords: Communication skill; Training method; Educational practice; Educational program; Integrated training; Key competency; Case study

Geographic subjects: Portugal; Europe

Published: Estoril, Portugal: Escola Superior de Hotelaria e Turismo do Estoril = Estoril Higher Institute for Tourism and Hotel Studies, 2017

Physical description: xv, 113 p.

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On title page: Dissertation presented for the award of the Master's Degree in Tourism and Communication from the Escola Superior de Hotelaria e Turismo do Estoril (Estoril Higher Institute for Tourism and Hotel Studies), July 2017

Resource type: Thesis

Document number: TD/TNC 142.850

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