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  Intermediate Journalism English
 
發文單位:English Elite Program      張貼日期:2012-12-05  


Course

Intermediate Journalism English

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■大學部課程 □研究所課程

講授-實習-學分:2-0-2

ObjectiveJournalism English

1. The course is for students with at lease a level of CEF B1 (equivalent to387-600 points on the TOEIC

  test).   

2. The objective of this course is to help students develop competence and confidence in reading

  English-language newspapers and news periodicals and, at the same time, apply their reading skills to

  all other kinds of materials, from textbooks to popular fiction. 

3. The newspaper articles and accompanying exercises will provide students with a framework to help

  them grasp key ideas and concepts and to understand and practice the useful idioms and vocabulary

  used in journalistic writing. 

4. The focus on news articles will teach students what kinds of information they can expect to find in an

  English-language newspaper or periodical and give them hands-on practice in the analysis of this

  information.

5. Ultimately, students should be able to keep abreast of the latest news while at home and abroad and

  apply the skills they learned to their independent reading.

 Course outline and content

     Journalism English is a course designed for any student who, due to the nature of their sought-after profession, will be required to make use of access to a number of news-related resources, whether it be CNN, the Washington Post, or Time magazine.  The somewhat specialized language of journalistic writing can be a barrier to students’ understanding of these news sources.  Therefore, many aspiring professionals may find it useful to study the types of news items and articles and learn the specialized idioms and language associated with them.  This can be an invaluable tool to the traveling professional who must keep up with vital and timely information.  It can make all the difference in their success as a professional. 

     The content of the course is broken down into seven units from In the News: Mastering Reading and Language Skills with the Newspaper by Ethel Tiersky and Maxine Chernoff and will be covered during an eighteen-week semester.  Unit One: News – focuses on skimming and analyzing news articles.  Unit Two: Opinion – deals with analyzing editorials, letters to the editor, and political cartoons.  Unit Three: Business – covers analyzing business articles and reading stock prices.  Unit Four: Education – discusses  analyzing educational issues and articles and reading educational advertisements.  Unit Five: Arts and Leisure – prepares students to analyze reviews and profiles.  Unit Six: Science and Environment – covers  analyzing science articles and articles on ecology and health care.  Finally, Unit Seven: Sports – refers to analyzing types of sports articles and the study of sports vocabulary.  This material will be supplemented with articles and items from various sources such as Time, Newsweek, CNN, the BBC, and various English-language newspapers.  

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 Intermediate Journalism EnglishCourse Description
 Course Outline

Journalism English is a course designed for any student who, due to the nature of their sought-after profession, will be required to make use of access to a number of news-related resources, whether it be CNN, the Washington Post, or Time magazine.  The somewhat specialized language of journalistic writing can be a barrier to students’ understanding of these news sources.  Therefore, many aspiring professionals may find it useful to study the types of news items and articles and learn the specialized idioms and language associated with them.  This can be an invaluable tool to the traveling professional who must keep up with vital and timely information.  It can make all the difference in their success as a professional. 

 Objectives

1. The course is for students with at lease a level of CEF B1 (equivalent to  

  387-600 points on the TOEIC test).   

2. The objective of this course is to help students develop competence and

  confidence in reading English-language newspapers and news periodicals

  and, at the same time, apply their reading skills to all other kinds of

  materials, from textbooks to popular fiction. 

3. The newspaper articles and accompanying exercises will provide students

  with a framework to help them grasp key ideas and concepts and to

  understand and practice the useful idioms and vocabulary used in journalistic

  writing. 

4. The focus on news articles will teach students what kinds of information

  they can expect to find in an English-language newspaper or periodical and

  give them hands-on practice in the analysis of this information.

5. Ultimately, students should be able to keep abreast of the latest news while

  at home and abroad and apply the skills they learned to their independent  

  reading.
 Vocabulary Requirement 3500 words based on the “occupational” domain of CEFR framework
 Course Criteria Credit(s) 2 credit hours
Evaluation 1. Midterm and final examinations                       40% 
2. Quizzes over lecture content                             10% 
3. Homework assignments                                    30%    4. Attendance and participation                            20%

Learning Content

The content of the course is broken down into seven units from In the News: Mastering Reading and Language Skills with the Newspaper by Ethel Tiersky and Maxine Chernoff and will be covered during an eighteen-week semester.  Unit One: News – focuses on skimming and analyzing news articles.  Unit Two: Opinion – deals with analyzing editorials, letters to the editor, and political cartoons.  Unit Three:

Business – covers analyzing business articles and reading stock prices.  Unit Four: Education – discusses analyzing educational issues and articles and reading educational advertisements.  Unit Five: Arts and Leisure – prepares students to analyze reviews and profiles.  Unit Six: Science and Environment – covers analyzing science articles and articles on ecology and health care.  Finally, Unit Seven: Sports – refers to analyzing types of sports articles and the study of sports vocabulary.  This material will be supplemented with articles and items from various sources such as Time, Newsweek, CNN, the BBC, and various English-language newspapers.  

Communication Skill  Listening  Speaking  Reading  Writing
 Description I can understand the main points of clear standard speech on familiar matters regularly encountered in television and radio news programming.  Spoken Interaction I can discuss current events with competence and confidence in English. I can understand newspaper and periodical texts which use specialized idioms and vocabulary. I can write effective analysis of news items found in newspapers, periodicals and other media such as television and radio. 
 Material(s) 1. In the News: Mastering Reading and Language Skills with the Newspaper  by Ethel Tiersky and Maxine Chernoff, National Textbook Co, Chicago, 1993. 2. Supplemental articles and news items from a variety of new sources; e.g.,TimeNewsweek, CNN, the BBC, etc. 
 Jobs that the students who have completed the course can apply for Students who intend to pursue any career in a field that requires them to be knowledgeable about current events. 
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