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📢 Do you work or aspire to work in journalism and want to improve your English? You are invited to apply for the AC Tunis Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) Initiative through this course on English for Journalism! 🇺🇸🇹🇳
Deadline: Saturday, October 2nd at 10:00 AM.
The course will be held on a weekly basis over the course of six weeks. Throughout the program, selected participants will complete the MOOC online coursework on their own time. The approximate time commitment for these at-home assignments is 2-3 hours per week. Participants will also meet with a facilitator and the other participants via Zoom once a week for the six week period for additional discussions and activities.
➡️ ABOUT THE COURSE:
« English for Journalism » offered 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.
« 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. »
➡️ MEETING DATES:
Meetings will take place on Sundays from 2:00-3:00 PM.
Full list of dates: October 10, 17, 24, 31, and November 7, 14.
➡️ Participants who complete the full MOOC will have the option to download a free certificate from the Coursera platform.
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