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20201016T1530 20201016T1600 Asia/Ho_Chi_Minh Learners’ Needs in Course Syllabus Design- Practical Experience in an English for Tourism Course

This study describes the process of designing a syllabus for English for Tourism (EFT) course for fifty (50) third-year English students at Faculty of Foreign Languages - Van Lang University. This course is a pioneering course in the series of courses applied for the new major - Tourism and Hospitality offered by the Faculty in 2019. In order to develop a suitable syllabus, the researcher adopted various steps: gathering information about potential students' background knowledge about tourism and hospitality industry and their needs, conducting learners needs analysis, drafting syllabus, implementing the trial syllabus, getting feedbacks from students, and revising the syllabus. Qualitative data were collected through questionnaires, interviews, study materials and audio- and video-recorded student performance sessions with their consent. Results of the research shows that most subjects favored the teaching and learning process using situation-based and simulation syllabus, with a primary focus on oral and basic written communicative skills.

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This study describes the process of designing a syllabus for English for Tourism (EFT) course for fifty (50) third-year English students at Faculty of Foreign Languages - Van Lang University. This course is a pioneering course in the series of courses applied for the new major - Tourism and Hospitality offered by the Faculty in 2019. In order to develop a suitable syllabus, the researcher adopted various steps: gathering information about potential students' background knowledge about tourism and hospitality industry and their needs, conducting learners needs analysis, drafting syllabus, implementing the trial syllabus, getting feedbacks from students, and revising the syllabus. Qualitative data were collected through questionnaires, interviews, study materials and audio- and video-recorded student performance sessions with their consent. Results of the research shows that most subjects favored the teaching and learning process using situation-based and simulation syllabus, with a primary focus on oral and basic written communicative skills.

Lecturer
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Van Lang University
ULIS
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ULIS_VNU
Lecturer
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University of Foreign Language Studies
Lecturer
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University of Foreign Language Studies - The University of Danang
Mr. Peang Ratana
Lecturer
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University of Puthisastra
Dean, Graduate School
,
Angeles University Foundation
Lecturer
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Norton University
Regional English Language Officer
,
U.S. Department of State
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