English for Media Literacy
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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!Start Course Now
Introduction to Media Literacy
Introduction to Media Literacy - Learning Outcomes
Introduction to Media Literacy
Media in Today's World
Introduction to Media Literacy - Lesson Summary
Types of Media: Traditional vs. Social
Types of Media: Traditional vs. Social - Learning Outcomes
Understanding and Comparing Media Types
The Pros and Cons of Social Media
Types of Media: Traditional vs. Social - Lesson Summary
Advertising - Learning Outcomes
Traditional Advertisements: Print, Radio and Television
Advertising - Lesson Summary
Bias in the Media
Bias in the Media - Learning Outcomes
Types of Bias in the Media
Bias in the Media - Lesson Summary
Diversity and the Media
Diversity and the Media - Learning Outcomes
How Different Groups are Portrayed
Diversity and the Media - Lesson Summary
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
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