Applied English


Media Studies

4 ECTS; 1º Ano, 2º Semestre, 15,0 T + 30,0 TP + 4,50 OT

- Marta Margarida Santos Dionísio


Students should:
- Be aware of the need to develop a set of skills (linguistic and sociocultural) to be used in communicative situations within the field of Journalism;
- Develop comprehension and text production skills in order to achieve language accuracy and proficiency.

Journalism: The Future of Journalism
The Digital Age, Changes, Advantages / Disadvantages; Consequences;
Journalistic Genres: News, Interview, Report, Opinion Article;
Public Figures and Events.
Grammar: Verb tenses, Connectors, If-Clauses, Reported Speech, Phrasal verbs, Word Formation, Adjectives.

Evaluation Methodology
Continuous Assessment: 1 written test - 60% - minimum 8 marks; practical assignments (written and oral), attendance and interest - 20%; final research assignment (written and oral) - 20%
Exam Assessment: 1 written test - 70%; final research assignment (written and oral) - 30%

- Briggs, M. (2009). Journalism Next. Washington DC: CQ Press
- Kovach, B. e Rosenstiel, T. (2014). The Elements of journalism: What Newspeople should know and the Public should expect. New York: Three Rivers Press
- McQuail, D. (2013). Journalism and Society. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications Ltd.
- Harcup, T. (2015). Journalism Principles and Practice. London: Sage Publications Ltd.
- Evans, V. e Dooley, J. e , . (2016). On Screen - B2. United Kingdom: Express Publishing

Method of interaction
Theoretical and practical lessons where the students have the opportunity to practice the following skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing with implicit grammar. Use of diferente multimedia tools (films and documentaries).

Software used in class