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English for Media Literacy

Learn how to build the English language skills needed to analyze what you read and watch with this free online course.

English
Free Course
This free online English for media literacy course is designed for non-native English speakers who are interested in learning more about U.S. media literacy. You will study the different types of mass media, such as newspapers, magazines, television, and social media, and the role they play in our lives. This will greatly enhance your vocabulary and language skills needed to analyze what you read and watch in today's modern media.

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Description

This free online English for Media Literacy course is designed for non-native English speakers who are interested in learning more about U.S. media literacy. In this course, you will explore different types of mass media, such as newspapers, magazines, television, and social media. This course will also give you the opportunity to develop a broader understanding of the role media plays in our lives, while building your vocabulary and giving you the language skills needed to analyze what you read and watch.

The course begins with an introduction to media literacy and shows you how you can evaluate your own media literacy level. You will then learn how to identify facts versus opinions in the media. Next, you will learn about the differences between social media and traditional media, as well as how gender and identity are covered in the media. In the final unit of the course, you will demonstrate your increased media literacy through final project on social media.

This course will be ideal for non-native English speakers who want to improve their English language skills for reading and watching different types of mass media. So, why wait? Start learning today and give your English language skills a real boost!

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course you will be able to:


  • Describe what media literacy means
  • Explain how you can improve your own media literacy skills
  • Recognize the differences between traditional media and social media
  • Learn the language that's necessary in order to compare traditional media and social media
  • Define the order of adjectives and using intensifiers
  • Define the meaning of media bias and several common types of bias
  • Identify the importance of including people from various races, cultures, and genders, in mainstream media

Certification

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire an official Certificate, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certificate is:

Ideal for sharing with potential employers - include it in your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications
An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
An incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

Alison offers 3 types of Certificates for completed Certificate courses:

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