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A survival language learning syllabus for foreign travel

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posted on 25.06.2020 by Paul Nation, D Crabbe
This article presents a language syllabus containing approximately 120 items which represents an easily achievable goal for people wishing to visit a foreign country for a month or more. The syllabus is the result of needs analyses involving interviews with learners, analysis of guide books, and personal experience. In addition, the items in the syllabus have been checked for frequency, coverage, and combinability. The syllabus is divided into eight categories, greetings and being polite, buying and bargaining, reading signs, getting to places, finding accommodation, ordering food, talking about yourself, and controlling and learning language. The article concludes with advice for learning the items in the syllabus. © 1991.

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(1991). A survival language learning syllabus for foreign travel. System, 19(3), 191-201. https://doi.org/10.1016/0346-251X(91)90044-P

Journal title

System

Volume

19

Issue

3

Publication date

01/01/1991

Pagination

191-201

Publisher

Elsevier BV

Publication status

Published

ISSN

0346-251X

Language

en

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