Study on the Teaching Methods to Improve English Proficiency of Tourism Management Students at Nanjing Commercial College

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Title: Study on the Teaching Methods to Improve English Proficiency of Tourism Management Students at Nanjing Commercial College

Author: Zhang Tianyu

Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Qiu Chao

Degree: Education Management

Major: Master of Business Administration

Faculty: บัณฑิตวิทยาลัย (Graduate School)

Academic year: 2566 (2023)

Published: The 16th National and International Academic Conference “Digital Transformation and Sustainable Innovation: Strategies for a Sustainable Future” 31 October – 1 November 2023  (pp.329-341) https://mba.siam.edu/proceedings16/    PDF 


Abstract

This paper aimed to study the teaching method to improve English proficiency of students in tourism management at Nanjing Commercial College. The research objectives were: 1) to analyze the current situation of teaching English in tourism courses in vocational schools at Nanjing Commercial College; 2) to explore three teaching methods derived from the constructivist theory to address current issues and improve English proficiency of tourism management students.

This paper adopted the documentary research method to investigate and studied relevant theories such as constructivist theory, vocational English education, vocational tourism English. Based on the research objectives of this article, combined with expert research and ideas, the paper found that: 1) Nanjing Commercial College’s English curriculum has the following problems: students lack interest in English learning, classroom teaching lacks student-centered teaching methods, teaching practicality is not strong, and talent cultivation does not meet the needs of industries and enterprises. 2) Based on the four elements of the constructivism theory: scenario, collaboration, conversation, and meaning construction, three teaching methods are derived:scaffolding teaching method, anchor based teaching method, and random entry teaching method, which can effectively promote tourism English classrooms, cultivate students’ interest in English and understanding of the importance of tourism English.

Finally, reflections, discussions, and suggestions were made on the results of this paper. Therefore, it is recommended to comprehensively improve the teaching methods of tourism English courses, combine the teaching methods that are suitable for the characteristics of students, promote their comprehensive development, and cultivate tourism industry talents that meet the needs of the industry.

Keywords: Tourism English, Vocational School, Teaching Status, Constructivist Theory, Teaching Methods


Study on the Teaching Methods to Improve English Proficiency of Tourism Management Students at Nanjing Commercial College

6417195838 Zhang Tianyu 2566 (2023) Study on the Teaching Methods to Improve English Proficiency of Tourism Management Students at Nanjing Commercial College สารนิพนธ์ (Independent Study), Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Qiu Chao, ปริญญาโท (Master’s Degree), บัณฑิตวิทยาลัย (Graduate School), Master of Business Administration, Education Management, Bangkok: Siam University

Academic Year 2023, Graduate School 2023, IMBA, IMBA 2023, Independent Study, Independent Study 2023, Master of Business Administration, Master of Business Administration (International Program) 2023, Master of Business Administration 2023, ปริญญาโท (Master’s Degree), บัณฑิตวิทยาลัย (Graduate School), Master of Business Administration,Education Management

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