International Journal of English Literature and Culture

International Journal of English Literature and Culture

Vol. 3(8), pp. 235-238, August, 2015

 ISSN: 2360-7831

DOI: 10.14662/IJELC2015.069

Research Paper

English for Specific Purposes: How to teach English for Tourism


Panagiotidou Pinelopi


Address: 16/20/2 Forsthausgasse Wien, Austria. E-mail: penelopepan6@gmail.com


Accepted 7 August 2015




Nowadays, English has become one of the most widespread languages around the world. Due to its growing use, a tendency for designing specialized courses for the English classroom that target more specific outcomes and industries is observed. By addressing specific audiences and catering for specific needs English for Specific Purposes (ESP) is a sample of this category. In this paper, emphasis is placed on English for Tourism and the teaching strategies that are utilized in order to adjust the course to learners’ needs. Moreover, the differences between an ESP course and a traditional course will be highlighted. Finally, reference will be made to the responsibilities that both teachers and students have in the ESP frame work.

Key words:
English for Specific Purposes (ESP), English for Tourism, English as a Foreign Language (EFL), strategies.


Cite This Article As: Pinelopi P (2015). English for Specific Purposes: How to teach English for Tourism. Inter. J. Eng. Lit. Cult. 3(8): 235-238



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