FPFVA019 European Tourist Destinations

Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Winter 2023
Extent and Intensity
0/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
PhDr. Radmila Dluhošová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Radmila Dluhošová, Ph.D.
Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
there are 22 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to strengthen and deepen the achieved English language knowledge and skills and to extend the lexical system of English in the field of cultural and natural heritage tourism, and to provide a basic overview in the area of cultural background studies and main tourist destinations of selected European countries in English. The individual lectures will introduce main tourist attractions and UNESCO sites of particular countries, i.e. geography and natural beauties, history, architectural heritage, and important personalities. The main aim is to inform students of cultural studies characterising given countries, of the most visited natural, cultural and social attractions as well as to widen and deepen their language skills especially in the area of understanding spoken and written English texts. At the same time, the course aims at strengthening the competences of students and their use of language in communication in a conscious and confident way, both in terms of fluency and accuracy. All the mentioned topics will be extensively discussed and individual presentations will be devoted to particular issues.
  • 1. Slovakia, the country of majestic mountains, medieval towns and rich folk tradition
    2. Hungary, the country of rich culture, history and health tourism
    3. Romania, the untouched country of mountains, lakes, castles and monasteries
    4. Slovenia, the small forested country with ancient history
    5. Croatia - nature, beaches, culture, heritage and gastronomy
    6. Bosnia and Herzegovina, the country of virgin nature and ancient monuments
    7. Serbia - beautiful country, rich history, splendid monuments
    8. Montenegro, the country of beautiful mountains, beaches and national parks
    9. Macedonia, a mixture of Islamic and Orthodox cultures
    10. Bulgaria - golden beaches, impressive mountains and rich culture
    11. Albania, the country of eagles and bunkers
    12. Greece, the country of gods and ancient legends
    recommended literature
  • Odborná periodika. National Geografic, Země světa, Koktejl, Lidé a země. info
  • BONIFACE, B., COOPER, CH., COOPER, R. Worldwide Destinations. The Geography of Travel and Tourism. Oxford, 2012. info
  • KOL. AUTORŮ. Lexikon zemí světa: fakta, příroda, historie. Praha: Kartografie, 2005. info
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
Teacher's information
- 75% attendance in lessons
- Active participation in discussions
- PowerPoint presentation of a chosen topic
The course is also listed under the following terms Summer 2018, Summer 2019, Winter 2019, Summer 2020, Winter 2020, Summer 2021, Winter 2021, Summer 2022, Winter 2022, Summer 2023, Summer 2024.
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