Course Description: 

          The main aims of this course are to improve learners’ communication skills at work and English language knowledge in key areas of the media. To give learners as much as possible, each of the following objectives

 

Objectives:

Upon completion of this course students will be able to

1.      Discus about the media topic

2.      Understand activities reflecting everyday media scenarios

3.      Learn language used in different working situations

4.      Speak and used vocabulary about activities that related to media

5.     Read and write based on authentic media documents

 


Lesson Plan:

Week

Content

Activities/ Materials

1

Orientation

self and course introduction

2

Newspapers

-   Writing headlines

-   Analyzing newspaper articles

-   Creating cohesion in texts

-   Using open and closed question forms

-   Understanding bias in texts

-   Writing introduction and conclusions

-   Listen to interview

-   Read newspaper headlines, articles, notes from interview, and plan for writing a newspaper article

3

Newspapers

-   Practicing interview skills

-   Planning and writing a newspaper article.

4

Radio

-   Understanding the language of radio presenters

-   Understanding the production process

-   Introducing radio programs

-   The language of radio production

-   Phrases followed by noun or gerund

-   Giving instructions

-   Phrasal verbs

-   Listen to briefing someone over phone

-   Read about the radio commissioning brief 24-hour schedule of a radio producer, a news list, and post-production feedback.

5

Radio

-   Planning a news list

-   Giving post-production feedback

6

Magazines

-   Composing magazine covers

-   Planning the contents of a magazine

-   The language of magazine covers

-   Stylistic devices

-   Future verbs forms

-   The language of email correspondence

-   The language of answerphone message

-   Narrative tenses

-   Listen to an editorial meeting, answerphone messages

-   Read an email arranging a photo shoot and a true-life story

7

Magazines

-   Giving instructions for a photo shoot

-   Planning and writing a true-life story

-   Quiz

8

Mid Term

9

Television

-   Understanding the pre-production process

-   Organizing a filming schedule

-   The language of television production

-   Expressing modality

-   Vocabulary of filming procedures and equipment

-   Asking for and making suggestions

-   Vocabulary of editing a television documentary

-   Listen to planning the agenda of a news broadcast, planning the making of a TV documentary, filming on location, and editing a TV documentary

-   Read about a filming schedule and an email giving editing instructions.

10

Television

-   Filming on location

-   Editing TV documentary

11

Film

-   Writing a screenplay

-   Pitching successfully

-   Features of written dialogue

-   Technical vocabulary of filming

-   Vocabulary of film distribution

-   Language connectors

-   Language of film reviews

-   Listen to a piching session and a pre-filming meeting

-   Read about scenes from a screenplay, a query letter, internet advert for a pitching training session, and a film review.

12

Film

-   Organizing a shoot

-   Writing a film review

13

New Media

-   Briefing a website designer

-   Analyzing problems and providing solutions

-   Technical vocabulary of websites

-   Asking for and giving definitions and clarification

-   Using adjective to enhance a text

-   Words with multiple meanings

-   The vocabulary of spoken language

-   Collocations

-   Listen to a meeting with a website designer and a podcast.

-   Read a project vision statement and a web page

14

New Media

-   Planning and writing a blog

-   Creating a podcast

15

Review

-   Whole term lessons review

-   Quiz

16

Final Exam

 


Course Evaluation:

1.      During semester                                                   70 points

1.1 Attendance and class participation                        10 points

1.2 Quizzes                                                           20 points

1.3 Presentation                                                     20 points 

1.4 Midterm                                                           20 points

          2.    Final Examination                                       30   points

                    Total                                                     100   points

 

References:

Cambridge English for the Media