Course: English for Specific Purposes The aim of this
Academic Year: 2015/2016
Course: English for Specific Purposes
Coordinator: Teresa Malafaia
Teaching Staff: Tania Gregg
Weekly Hours: 2
Typology: TP - theoretical & practical
Written production: structuring and writing texts for correspondence for example, faxes, emails,
recommendation letters, confirmation letters, memorandos, reports, letters of complaint, press
releases, notices, promotional brochures; description of itineraries; constructing competencybased CVs and cover letters.
Oral production: brief (for example, providing information based on visual materials such as
graphs, tables, maps, etc.) and more elaborate (guided tour) oral presentations; enhancing
business techniques and the commercialisation of events.
Objectives and skills
The aim of this curricular unit is to develop and further the linguistic skills of reading,
writing, listening, and speaking within the specific context of tourism.
By the end of the semester, students are expected to have developed and mastered
fluency, effective and efficient communication skills, be capable of identifying and using
idiomatic expressions, as well as more complex syntactic constructions, to produce
coherent and cohesive texts and to express themselves on themes within the scope of
tourism by using appropriate terminology.
CANNON, Gwen (2007): Michelin the Green Guide Portugal (Michelin Green Guides),
Michelin Travel Publications, revised edition.
CANNON, Gwen (2009): Michelin the Green Guide Portugal: Madeira the Azores
(Michelin Green Guide: Portugal English Edition), Michelin Travel Publications, 5th
DE LARRABEITI, Michelle (ed) (2003): Portugal (Eyewitness Travel Guides), DK
Publishing, revised edition.
ELLINGHAM, Mark et al (2007): The Rough Guide to Portugal 12 (Rough Guide Travel
Guides), Rough Guides, 2nd edition.
EVANS, David J.J. (2009): Portugal (Cadogan Guides), Interlink Pub Group, 6th
MANDELL, Barbara (1996): Visitor's Guide to Portugal, Visitor Guide, 2nd edition.
PRICE, J.H. & B.R. King (1996): The tramways of Portugal: A visitor’s Guide, Light
Rail Association, revised edition.
SAYERS, David (2006): Azores, 3rd: The Bradt Travel Guide, Bradte Travel Guides, 3rd
ST LOUIS, Regis (2009): Portugal (Country Guide), Lonely Planet, 7th edition.
Knowledge evaluation methods and their partial grades
Continuous assessment will be adopted as the evaluation method and students are expected to
come to class regularly and to participate actively. Evaluation will include oral presentations,
involving individual/group research and a written test. The marks will be broken down as
• 1st Test : 50%
• Oral Presentation: 50%
Instituto de Geografia e Ordenamento do Território ▪ Edifício IGOT – R. Branca Edmée Marques 1600-289 LISBOA ▪ tel.: 21 044 3000