CANVAS NETWORKUS EMBASSY COURSES

ENGLISH FOR MEDIA LITERACY – US Embassy

COURSE DATE:May 3 – Dec 27, 2021
DURATION:34 weeks
COMMITMENT:3-5 hrs/week
REQUIREMENT:None
COURSE TYPE:Self-paced
CREDENTIAL:Badge(s); Certificate (free)

DESCRIPTION

This course is designed for non-native English speakers who are interested in improving their language skills and knowledge of the media at the same time. In this course, participants will investigate how media has changed over time. They will explore the world of advertising and identify targeted marketing strategies, analyze sources and detect bias, and examine how diversity representation in media influences individual identity and society. This course provides the opportunity to develop a broader understanding of the role media plays in our lives while building the vocabulary and language skills needed to analyze what we read and watch.

OBJECTIVES

At the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Analyze media messages
  • Evaluate positive and negative aspects of social media
  • Identify marketing strategies in use
  • Recognize bias in the media
  • Analyze diversity representation in mass media

Target Audience: Non-native English speakers interested in professional development to improve their communication skills.

The course is offered by the Online Professional English Network, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. government, and administered by FHI 360.

COURSE INSTRUCTORS

JESSAMYN EMBRY

Senior Technical Officer / Instructor

Jessamyn Embry is a Senior Technical Officer for English Language Acquisition at FHI 360. She has taught and administered English language programs in the United States, France, and India, She holds a BA in International Studies from American University’s School of International Service and an MA TESOL from the SIT Graduate Institute.

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About US Embassy

What does the US Embassy Do?

The primary purpose of an embassy is to assist American citizens who travel to or live in the host country. U.S. Foreign Service Officers also interview citizens of the host country who wish to travel to the United States for business, education, or tourism purposes.

U.S. Embassy, LondonEmbassy in London, England

The Embassy of the United States of America in London is the diplomatic mission of the United States in the United Kingdom. It is the largest American embassy in Western Europe and the focal point for events relating to the United States held in the United Kingdom. 

Embassy of the United States, BeijingOffice in Beijing, China

The Embassy of the United States in Beijing is the diplomatic mission of the United States in China. It serves as the administrative office of the United States Ambassador to China. The embassy complex is in Chaoyang District, Beijing.

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