Advanced English for Journalists is intended to help journalists with a high level of English improve their knowledge of the very precise language used in the English-language media. The course is as a follow up to English for Journalists, although students do not need to have attended this earlier course to take part.
Advanced English for Journalists will focus on the practical use of English in journalism, including producing copy, tailoring this copy to specific media and selling stories. It is suitable for journalists who have some experience of working in English and wish to build on this.
Classes will focus on talking, listening and writing skills, with a particular emphasis on the latter. Students will be expected to contribute at length, working individually, in pairs and as part of larger groups. Students will be also expected to do homework after every class, producing English-language journalism of quality and length.
Students should have a level of English that is superior to First Certificate and some experience of creating journalism in English. All students will have a brief face-to-face interview with the teacher in English before the course begins in order to assess their level of English and their linguistic needs. Interviews will take place in the Col.legi on October 27, from 4pm to 6pm. It is very important that students are able to attend these interviews in person.
This course is intended for students with a very good level of oral and written English. It is best suited for journalists or journalism students. Students do not have to have attended a previous course in English for Journalists to take, although this would be helpful.
Freelance journalist and English teacher. He works regularly for The Guardian, El País, Independent on Sunday, Wired and NME and has taught English in Paris, Madrid and Barcelona. He has a Post-graduate Diploma in journalism from City University in London and a Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults from the Bell School in Norwich.