English for Journalism is a two-level-reading textbook for students of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) who have a basic knowledge of English. It is designed primarily for journalism students, journalists, and other professionals with an interest in learning journalistic English.
English for Journalism is made up of twelve thematically-based units, each of which contains one reading. Skill-building and vocabulary-building activities accompany each reading.
An important goal of English for Journalism is to help students become confident readers by increasing their vocabulary base and improving their word comprehension skills. It engages them in the process of reading thoughtfully and encourages them to move beyond merely passive reading. To accomplish this, the book addresses the reading process in a direct manner, and various reading and vocabulary skills are presented as part of that process. The instruction and practice in reading skills help students increase their reading fluency, and equip them with skills they need for academic achievement. Focus on vocabulary-building promotes their language acquisition and academic advancement. Also, the lexical and syntactic content of the readings has been controlled. The tasks are varied, accessible, and engaging, and they provide stimuli for frequent student-teacher and student-student interaction.
Student awareness of reading and thinking processes is further encouraged in many parts of the book by exercises that require students to work in pairs or small groups. In discussions with others, students formulate and articulate their ideas more precisely, and so they acquire new ways of talking and thinking about a text. These activities present opportunities for real-world contact and real-world use of language. Students are asked to write, and then to read each other’s work so they can experience the connection between reading and writing.
Traditionally reading classes are based on one of two approaches: in
one approach, class time is primarily spent with students doing individual reading and exercise-completion; in the other, class time is devoted to group discussions of the reading and exercise-completion. Because both approaches are important, this book integrates them by alternating reading activities with speaking and/or writing activities
Within each unit, students will not only practice reading, but they will
also receive instruction in various skills and strategies incorporated into the
The basic format of each unit in English for Journalism is as follows:
These pre-reading questions serve to introduce the topic of the reading and get students thinking about that topic. Activating prior knowledge allows students to tap into what they already know and then build on that knowledge, and stirs curiosity. The questions allow students to interact with each other.
Unit 1: Obligation to the Truth and Loyalty to Citizens
Unit 2: Differences Between A Column and A Blog
Unit 3: How to Write a Headline
Unit 4: Defamation
Unit 5: A Newspaper Columnist
Unit 6: Code of Ethics for Journalists
Unit 7: A News Reporter
Unit 8: Different Types of Journalism
Unit 9: What Journalism Is
Unit 10: Elements of Journalism
Unit 11: Verification in Journalism
Unit 12: Reporting
Publications By Prof. Suleiman Mazyad – QELA AL ELM (QEH) FOR PUBLISHING
Publication Year 2015