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Welcome to English for Journalism, a course created by the University of Pennsylvania, and funded by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of English Language Programs. To enroll in this course for free, click on “Enroll now” and then select "Full Course. No certificate." This course is designed for non-native English speakers who are interested in developing the skills needed for a career in modern journalism. In this course, you will explore print and digital media through authentic readings and video lectures, while expanding your vocabulary and increasing your ability to read, research, and develop local and global news stories. Unit 1 will provide an introduction to the history and principles of journalism. In unit 2, you will learn how to research, pitch, and interview. The next unit in the course will focus on the language needed to write newspaper and magazine articles, while unit 4 will cover the basics of broadcasting the news. In the final unit of the course, you will analyze the growth, impact, and challenges of digital news, while completing a reflection assignment that allows you to think about and discuss the recent changes to the field of journalism. Unless otherwise noted, all course materials are available for re-use, repurposing and free distribution under a Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution license. Supplemental reading materials were provided by Newsela, which publishes daily news articles at a level that's just right for each English language learner....
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Week
1
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6 ч. на завершение

Unit 1: Introduction and Principles of Journalism

In this unit, you will first learn about how the course works. Then we will explore the history of journalism, as well as important principles, or ideas, that make good journalism possible. ...
Reading
15 видео (всего 70 мин.), 10 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 13 тестов
Video15 видео
Course Overview: Topics, Assessments & Activities4мин
Course Overview: Games and Levels2мин
Why Journalism? What Makes This Field Interesting?5мин
Introduction to the History of Journalism – pre-16905мин
History of Journalism – 1690 – present day5мин
Language Focus – Simple Past and Past Progressive6мин
Unlockable Achievementмин
Principles of Journalism 1: Gathering Sources6мин
Principles of Journalism 2: Telling the Story5мин
Language Focus – Word Families6мин
Principles of Journalism 3: Impacting People6мин
Language Focus – Phrases for Agreeing and Disagreeing6мин
Supplemental Listening: "Young Journalists Report on Worldwide Landmine Problems"2мин
Supplemental Listening: 'Berlin Airlift' Airport Becomes Emergency Refugee Shelter3мин
Reading10 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Overview of the Unit10мин
American Editorial Cartoons10мин
Hearst and the Growth of US Journalism10мин
BASIC: "Media freedom is important. Here's what you can do."10мин
ADVANCED: Media Freedom is important. Here’s what you can do.”10мин
Game: Unit 1 Vocabulary Flashcards10мин
Irregular Verb List10мин
Supplemental Reading: How Can Journalists Be Protected?10мин
Supplemental Reading: "'Berlin Airlift' Airport Becomes Emergency Refugee Shelter"10мин
Supplemental Reading: "Newspapers in America"10мин
Quiz13 практического упражнения
Assessment 1: What do we expect from the media? (Survey)18мин
Game 1: Timeline Game10мин
Check Your Understanding: American Editorial Cartoons10мин
Game 2: Selecting tense – Simple Past versus Past Progressive14мин
Check Your Understanding: Hearst and the Growth of US Journalism10мин
Check Your Understanding: “Media Freedom is Important. Here’s what you can do.”12мин
Game 3: Matching word forms in context12мин
Game 4: Vocabulary Practice - Principles of Journalism20мин
Check Your Understanding: “Young Journalists Report on Worldwide Landmine Problem”8мин
Crossword with Irregular Past Tense48мин
Check Your Understanding: "How Can Journalists Be Protected?"8мин
Check Your Understanding: 'Berlin Airlift' Airport Becomes Emergency Refugee Shelter”10мин
Check Your Understanding: "Newspapers in America"8мин
Week
2
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6 ч. на завершение

Unit 2: How to Research, Pitch, and Interview

This unit will show you how journalists choose their topics and stories. You will also learn how journalists research their stories and interview their sources. ...
Reading
16 видео (всего 57 мин.), 10 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 12 тестов
Video16 видео
Researching an Idea4мин
Unlockable Achievementмин
Pitching a Story – Newspapers/Magazines3мин
Pitching a Story - Radio5мин
Unlockable Achievementмин
Video Listening: Times are Changing in Havana, Cuba2мин
Unlockable Achievementмин
Language Focus – Interviewing Sources – Wh- Questions4мин
Interviewing Sources – Reliability, Facts & Opinion5мин
Language Focus – Quoting Sources & Reporting Verbs4мин
Video interview with a student journalist from The Daily Pennsylvanian3мин
Unlockable Achievementмин
Interviewing Sources - Notetaking6мин
Language Focus – Quoting Sources Directly or Using Reported Speech5мин
Supplemental Listening: "Story of Dr. Omalu Enlightens on Risks of High-impact Sports"3мин
Reading10 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Overview of the Unit10мин
BASIC: "Want to be a good reporter? Follow these tips."10мин
ADVANCED: Want to be a good reporter? Follow these tips.10мин
Sample News Story Pitch and Pitch Template10мин
Sample News Story Pitch and Written Pitch Template10мин
BASIC: Times Are Changing in Havana, Cuba10мин
ADVANCED: Times are Changing in Havana, Cuba10мин
Game: Unit 2 Vocabulary Flashcards10мин
Supplemental Reading: Student newspapers shake things up10мин
Supplemental Reading and Listening: "Story of Dr. Omalu Enlightens on Risks of High-impact Sports"10мин
Quiz11 практического упражнения
Game 1: Right-sizing Your Topic2мин
Check Your Understanding: "Want to be a good reporter? Follow these tips."10мин
Game 2: Vocabulary Practice18мин
Check Your Understanding: Times are Changing in Havana, Cuba8мин
Game 3: Reliable Sources12мин
Game 4: Choose the reporting verb8мин
Check Your Understanding: Video interview with a student journalist from The Daily Pennsylvanian8мин
Game 5: Changing Direct Speech to Reported Speech12мин
Check Your Understanding: Student newspapers shake things up6мин
Game: WH- question formation20мин
Check Your Understanding: Story of Dr. Omalu Enlightens on Risks of High-impact Sports8мин
Week
3
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7 ч. на завершение

Unit 3: Words in Print

This unit will help you to write briefly and with emphasis, create a lead that makes the audience want to read more, and effectively edit and proofread article drafts. At the end of the unit, you will create a lead and write an article based on that lead. ...
Reading
13 видео (всего 48 мин.), 10 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 12 тестов
Video13 видео
Types of Leads4мин
Creating a Lead4мин
Listening: Turning the Page on Homelessness2мин
Unlockable Achievementмин
Language Focus – SV Agreement with Different Subjects4мин
Writing Using Associated Press Style4мин
Language Focus – Structure of Active and Passive Voices4мин
Language Focus – Use of Active and Passive Voices3мин
Reporting Accurately5мин
Proofreading an Article5мин
Unlockable Achievementмин
Listening: Egyptian Journalists Call for Press Freedom2мин
Reading10 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Overview of the Unit10мин
BASIC: Turning the Page on Homelessness10мин
ADVANCED: Turning the Page on Homelessness10мин
BASIC: Thai Health Policy as Model for Emerging Economies10мин
ADVANCED: Thai Health Policy as Model for Emerging Economies10мин
BASIC: With billions to feed, sustainable agriculture is not a luxury10мин
ADVANCED: With billions to feed, sustainable agriculture is not a luxury10мин
Game: Unit 3 Vocabulary Flashcards10мин
Egyptian Journalists Call for Press Freedom10мин
Old Age, Debt Threaten Vietnam Economy10мин
Quiz11 практического упражнения
Game 1: Labeling - the Process and the Front Page20мин
Game 2: Match Lead to Lead Type6мин
Check your Understanding: "Turning the Page on Homelessness"10мин
Check Your Understanding 2: "Thai Health Policy Seen as Model for Emerging Economies"10мин
Game 3: Applying AP Style16мин
Game 4: When to Use Passive Voice10мин
Check Your Understanding: "With billions to feed, sustainable agriculture is not a luxury"8мин
Check Your Understanding: "Egyptian Journalists Call for Press Freedom"8мин
Check Your Understanding: "Old Age, Debt Threaten Vietnam Economy"8мин
Game: Active/Passive Game12мин
Game: Subject/Verb Agreement Game14мин
Week
4
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6 ч. на завершение

Unit 4: Broadcasting the News

In this unit, we will focus on speaking skills for delivering the news. At the end of the unit, you will write a script and read a news report for other students to listen to. ...
Reading
14 видео (всего 51 мин.), 8 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 11 тестов
Video14 видео
Listening: "VOA Fast Five"5мин
Unlockable Achievementмин
The People of Broadcast Journalism4мин
Types of Stories for Broadcast Journalism4мин
Using Conversational Style4мин
Language Focus – Present Tense & Active Voice4мин
Ratings in TV News: How Journalists Compete4мин
Unlockable Achievementмин
Sensationalism in TV News5мин
The 24-hour News Cycle5мин
Language Focus - Stress & Pausing5мин
Unlockable Achievementмин
Listening: "Telepresence - The Next Best thing to Being There"2мин
Reading8 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Overview of the Unit10мин
BASIC: Studying Broadcast Journalism Gives Student an Opportunity to Learn about News Worldwide10мин
ADVANCED: Studying Broadcast Journalism Gives Student an Opportunity to Learn about News Worldwide10мин
Unit 4 Assessment 2: Present your Script Instructions10мин
Unit 4 Assessment 2: Written Option10мин
Game: Unit 4 Vocabulary Flashcards10мин
Radio Hoax Causes Panic10мин
Forget a seat at the table. This reporter wants a seat in the briefing room.10мин
Quiz10 практического упражнения
Check your Understanding 1: Listening: "VOA Fast Five"8мин
Game 1: Matching Language to Definitions22мин
Check Your Understanding 2: "Studying Broadcast Journalism Gives Student an Opportunity to Learn about News Worldwide"8мин
Game 2: Print vs. Broadcast Journalism16мин
Assessment 1: Rewrite your article as a copy for a broadcast2мин
Game 3: Stress12мин
Check Your Understanding: "Radio Hoax Causes Panic?8мин
Check Your Understanding: "Forget a seat at the table. This reporter wants a seat in the briefing room"10мин
Check Your Understanding: "Telepresence - The Next Best Thing to Being There"8мин
Game: Vocabulary Crossword Puzzle26мин
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автор: ABNov 26th 2016

Excellent course for people for whom English is not their mother tongue! Very well paced.\n\nThe course also provides a good insight on what journalism is suppose to be, its principles and values!

автор: JRMar 3rd 2017

One of the best courses I have finished in the last years. A very well organized and dynamic course. Teachers with a lot of experience and good expertise in the area of teaching. 100% recommended!

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John Cotton

Manager of Instructional Staff Development
English Language Programs

Eve Litt

Language Specialist
English Language Programs

О University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn) is a private university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. A member of the Ivy League, Penn is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, and considers itself to be the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies. ...

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