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lynnmora



Joined: 21 Jul 2006
Posts: 3
Location: Cusco, Peru (Machu Picchu)

PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 8:02 pm    Post subject: English for the Hotel & Catering Industry Reply with quote

Hello everyone,


I currently teach ESP to hoteliers in Machu Picchu (Peru).
I would like to know if anyone knows about good textbooks for these clases.
We currently use:
- Be My Guest
- Highly Recommended
- High Season

Thank you very much indeed!
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janerandom



Joined: 04 Jan 2007
Posts: 6
Location: Florence, Italy

PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 9:26 pm    Post subject: other textbooks Reply with quote

I would add to your list the following texts:
English for International Tourism by Amanda Bailey - Longman (pre-intermediate and intermediate levels in two separate books)
Going International - English for Tourism - Oxford University Press

They are both quite good. Llke the ones you are currently using, they ecompass a very wide range of subjects - too many according to me.

The only one I found designed specifically for hotel staff is Check In - English in Tourism, a course for hotel reception staff - Longman, very simple but effective.
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sayshamwari



Joined: 14 Oct 2005
Posts: 20

PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can someone help me pls?

I'm struggling to find transcripts or dialogues for

"Getting a Job" and
"Typical Interview Questions"

specifically for the hotel and resort industry type jobs such as Waitress, Room Attendant etc.
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ashvital



Joined: 28 Mar 2004
Posts: 12
Location: Russia

PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hope it's not completely off-topic.

A survey of writing needs and expectations of Hotel Management and Tourism students.

Siti Hamin Stapa

Ismie Roha Mohd Jais
http://www.esp-world.info/Articles_9/Stapa-ESPworld.htm
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alexcase



Joined: 07 Mar 2004
Posts: 97
Location: Tokyo

PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 3:15 am    Post subject: Travel Reply with quote

Not a textbook, but have put a list of free photocopiable Travel English worksheets on my blog that should be adaptable:

http://www.tefl.net/alexcase/worksheets/travel-abroad-tourism/

(Link now updated)


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leegleze



Joined: 16 Nov 2008
Posts: 7
Location: Bucerias, Nayarit, Mexico

PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm just starting a new group of waiters and housekeepers, as well as front desk staff at a small resort here in Mexico. They range from people who barely know how to read and write to the well-educated. Can anyone suggest good texts and workbooks for the true beginners?
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erice



Joined: 04 Jan 2010
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 4:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

leegleze wrote:
Hotels Lake Tahoe Las Vegas Luxury Hotel
I'm just starting a new group of waiters and housekeepers, as well as front desk staff at a small resort here in Mexico. They range from people who barely know how to read and write to the well-educated. Can anyone suggest good texts and workbooks for the true beginners?

Ewwww, that is a tough one...let me think and get back to you on that one.
Bueno Suerte!
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ashvital



Joined: 28 Mar 2004
Posts: 12
Location: Russia

PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:33 am    Post subject: ESP World Reply with quote

Dear Colleagues

An online journal English for Specific Purposes World (ESP World) has a lot of articles on different ESP areas, methods etc.
Also I would like to invite ESP specialists to join the group EngliSP at Yahoo group and not only ask but answer questions!
Our address: http://esp-world.info
(mirror: http://esp-world.99k.org)

Kind regards,
Vitaly Ashkinazi
Managing Editor
ESP World
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barbgal



Joined: 23 Mar 2009
Posts: 6
Location: Seattle, WA USA

PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 3:17 am    Post subject: Basic books Reply with quote

Word By Word Diccionario Ilustrado de Ingles, that is, Illustrated Dictionary of English, by Steven J. Molinsky and Bill Bliss/Pearson Longman.. Both editions OK. These are real good picture dictionaries, they have very useful groupings for office, computer, kitchen, equipment, i.e. job search, job safety, construction site. I have not yet seen a grammar that is simple enough. You can use Basic Grammar in Use, Raymond Murphy, 2nd Ed. Cambridge for what I consider a good plan of attack, but each unit needs development to be better as class lessons.
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barbgal



Joined: 23 Mar 2009
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Location: Seattle, WA USA

PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 3:59 am    Post subject: Check IN...can you give me ISBN Reply with quote

I looked several places for the Check In book and can't find it. Can you please find the ISBN number and post it? Thanks, Barb
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aprillove20



Joined: 09 Jan 2010
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting thread, can anyone suggest good texts and workbooks for the true beginners?
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barbgal



Joined: 23 Mar 2009
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Location: Seattle, WA USA

PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:15 pm    Post subject: literate or not? Reply with quote

Yes, an interesting thread.
Are you interested in super beginner, literate, or super beginner, non-literate. On occasion I see a non-literate OK book. Will track it down if you wish.
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Helen07



Joined: 30 Jul 2010
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Location: Singapore

PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I want recommend you some textbooks like English for International Tourism by Amanda Bailey - Longman (pre-intermediate and intermediate levels in two separate books); Going International - English for Tourism - Oxford University Press. I hope that they're helpful for your study.

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