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Alix



Joined: 20 Jul 2004
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2004 6:10 pm    Post subject: English for tour guides Reply with quote

help! This is getting to be a nightmare!
Context - teaching potential tour guides on the Isla del Sol on Lake Titicaca (Bolivia) - most have shaky Spanish - generally speak Aymara - low literacy rate - but these guys know what they are talking about. Does anyone know where we can get general simple phrases, etc. If not I will have to write the course and I don't have time!
Anyone out there want to come and teach?
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nkent



Joined: 28 Sep 2004
Posts: 1
Location: South Korea

PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2004 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey,
I realize it has been a couple months since you posted, but I am up late waiting for an early morning bus and came across your post. I am just curious how it is going and if you found any good resources. If you have time I would love to hear how things are going with that.
Thanks,
Nate
nhkent6176@yahoo.com
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coffeedecafe



Joined: 17 Sep 2004
Posts: 73
Location: michigan

PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2004 7:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i have noticed that many tour guides in america follow a basic memorized script for the site they are touring this can be written down either by the company or the tutor and taught word for word.
a simple statement that" you, the tourists, are my teachers as the guide is still learning english" will put many of the tourists at ease and on the side of the guide.
later tonight i am going to plug words like kindergarden vocabulary into a search engine and see if i can get a working basis for simplistic language beginnings.
it sounds like you are working under time and specific duty constraints.
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leonar



Joined: 02 Feb 2005
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2005 6:09 pm    Post subject: English for tour guides Reply with quote

Hi there,
I am a teacher of English at a school of tourism and hotel management in Santa Clara, central Cuba.
We do not train tour guides, but hotel line-staff and I have designed some modest teaching materials for occupational purposes.
Should you be interested in taking a glance, drop me a line.
My email address is leonar@ehtvc.civc.inf.cu
After February 15th it might change to leonar@ehtvc.vcl.cu
I'd be glad to help.
Greetings,
leonar
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