Embassy of the United States of America
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Are You a Non-Native English Speaker? Interested in Developing the Skills Needed for a Career in Modern Journalism?
Free online course offered by American English E-Teacher Program
Enroll by July 3, 2020, and complete course work by July 13, 2020
DHAKA, MAY 14, 2020 – The U.S. Department of State is sponsoring a free Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) for non-native English speakers interested in developing the skills needed for a career in modern journalism. The course provides an opportunity to explore print and digital media while expanding vocabulary and increasing the ability to research and develop local and global news stories. This course is provided by the American English (AE) E-Teacher Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and administered by FHI 360. It is a self-paced MOOC, meaning that students will study independently, without facilitation from an instructor.
Enrollment is currently open. Participants can enroll in this course until July 3, 2020. After enrolling, participants may log in at any time — day or night — to access the course. All five modules of coursework must be completed by July 13, 2020. Participants who complete the required activities with a score of 70% or higher will receive a digital badge and certificate. This English for Journalism MOOC is designed for non-native English speakers who are interested in developing the skills needed for a career in modern journalism. In this course, the participants will learn about the history and principles of journalism; how to research, pitch, and interview; the language for writing newspaper and magazine articles; the basics of broadcasting the news; and the growth, impact, and challenges of the digital media age. Through weekly participation in this MOOC, participants will have the opportunity to share ideas with peers and apply course content to their specific learning environment.
Get ready to learn more about media and journalism and be part of an international learning community with learners around the world! All created content in this course is licensed CC-BY 4.0. This means that anything marked CC BY 4.0 can be reused, revised, remixed, and redistributed by teachers in their school or community.
This special English for Journalism MOOC is one of many initiatives the U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Bangladesh is supporting this year to promote greater cooperation, dialogue, and mutual understanding between Bangladeshis and Americans.
To enroll in the course, visit the following website: https://www.canvas.net/browse/fhi/courses/english-for-journalism
For more information about other MOOCs offered through the U.S. Department of State’s American English (AE) E-Teacher Program, please visit: https://www.aeeteacher.org/MOOC