ESP for Media

Course Description

English for Media is a skill-based course designed to provide students with the vocabulary and language needed to understand and use terms related to media and journalism. It seeks to provide the students with the professional language and vocabulary to successfully apply at their respective work environment.

Course Goal

This course enables learners to be proficient in English language in their career specific field equivalent to CEFR B1 level.

Course Main Objectives

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Listen and understand the main points of clear standard input on topics of professional interest
  • Deal with most situations likely to arise in both their academic and professional environments
  • Produce simple connected text on topics in the context of their professional context (pharmacy)

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • Vocabulary: Recall enough language to get by, with sufficient vocabulary to express themselves with some hesitation and circumlocutions on topics such as magazines, newspapers, television, films etc
  • Reading: Demonstrate reasonably accurately a repertoire of frequently used ‘routines’ and grammatical patterns associated with more predictable situations relating to topics about, print and electronic and social media.
  • Listening: Recognise the main point of many radio or TV programmes/documentaries on topics of professional interest when the delivery is relatively slow and clear
  • Reading: Identify the ideas in texts that consist mainly of high frequency everyday or job-related language in their academic and career specific fields
  • Speaking: Employ phrases in a simple way to describe their professional experiences and give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans
  • Writing: Write simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of professional interest (such as ‘print and electronic media.’)
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