“Because of the good feedback we’ve had from participants, we would like to extend this English language workshop for members of the tourism industry by more dates.” A few days after I’ve hosted my first English language workshop for members of the tourism industry along the Danube Lower Austria, I am very happy about these words. After all, all of my students have been able to improve their level of English to a degree of confidence that leads them away from hesitating phrases like “er … I don’t know. I think .. you can …”.
Together in a small group with a maximum number of ten people, we train conversation, vocabulary, phrases and grammar: Every year, thousands of international visitors arrive in the Danube region of Lower Austria. A correct and fluent command of English is almost a prerequisite when deciding to work here.
Tourism & Languages: A straightforward combination
Studying tourism & languages at the International Management Centre Krems has always been an obvious choice to me. Besides enjoying English as the language of instruction, I have also been able to achieve a degree of proficiency in both Spanish and French, and working on my tourism know-how as a nature guide in New Zealand, UNWTO student in Madrid, international tourism consultant or project manager. English is now wired into my brain like a second mother tongue, making me all the happier for being able to serve others in improving their language skills as a professional language trainer.
I really hope that we will continue our training this spring and enjoy many more opportunities for talking, laughing & sharing stories in English. After all, Rome wasn’t built in a day, either.
Thank you everybody for your great support! I look forward to seeing you again and of course enjoy many more similar language trainings or translation work in this area.