MOOC: English for Media Literacy

About the Course

This 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 first unit in this course will provide an introduction to media literacy and give you an opportunity to evaluate your own media literacy level. In unit 2, you will learn how to identify facts versus opinions in the media. The next unit in the course will focus on the differences between social media and traditional media, while unit 4 will look at how gender and identity are covered in the media. In the final unit of the course, you will demonstrate your increased media literacy by through a culminating final project on social media.  

English for Media Literacy is taught by ELP Advising Specialist Lauren Fiori and ELP Language Specialist Ian Nichols. This course, along with 4 other ELP MOOCs, are sponsored by the US Department of State under the English Access Microscholarship Program.