TBL 4 Tourism (“Task-Based Language Learning Toolkit for Tourism: Innovative foreign language teaching methods in VET as support to tourism sector”) addresses a global issue – educators, workers and employers are being made aware of the need for a more flexible and adaptable workforce to meet the demands of the modern workplace. One of the approaches is a different way to teach and learn languages, focusing on English as it remains the leading language of international discourse in the 21st century.
This very innovative project focused on providing language teachers all over Europe with the knowledge and tools that are necessary to effectively implement a task-based syllabus within their own teaching contexts. This involved the design of a task-based syllabus, the design of a materials bank which supports the implementation of the task-based syllabus, and the creation of a teacher training programme which is adapted to the needs of those active in the tourism sector.

The partnership produced the following results:

  1. TBL tasks for tourism: A comprehensive identification of jobs in tourism as well as needs analysis and identification of series of target tasks. It is of key importance to teacher and trainers to have a clear view of the needs analysis to help them easily create lessons.
  2. TBL pedagogical syllabus with previously identified target tasks that was synthesised to a series of pedagogical tasks and organised into a syllabus. The design of the syllabus included the creation of a series of example materials to support the delivery.
  3. TBL training course that helps VET language trainers deliver a task-based syllabus. The course is available in five languages: English, Slovenian, Spanish, Serbian and Romanian.