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ERIC Number: EJ1117974
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1305-578X
Research on Writing a Local Tourism Book for Germans
Atas, Dogu; Genç, Ayten
Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, v12 n2 p195-205 2016
Tourism is an important sector in Turkey and the employees in this sector are required to speak foreign languages in order to have good communication with tourists. The official records (Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism) show that the majority of tourists visiting Turkey for holidays come from Germany. Therefore, students attending vocational schools of tourism or taking tourism courses at the undergraduate level are encouraged to learn German. Unfortunately, most of the textbooks used in schools and German language courses are imported publications. These books are not intended for the needs of the general Turkish population of students or employees. Many of the domestic textbooks on the market, on the other hand, should be updated according to the needs analysis based on today's conditions and scientific data. This study aims to determine the purposes of speaking German, which is a requirement for the people who work, or are going to work in the tourism sector, and the communication difficulties people encounter. The purposes of speaking German and the communication problems are the factors determined by using a mixed research design. We believe that if these factors are taken into consideration and a basic-level textbook of German for tourism is written, teaching German for tourism will be more successful.
Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies. Hacettepe Universitesi, Egitim Fakultesi B Blok, Yabanci Diller Egitimi Bolumu, Ingiliz Dili Egitimi Anabilim Dali, Ankara 06800, Turkey. e-mail:; Web site:
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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