- Job interview (including a CV and a letter of application)
- Organising and covering an event (including invitations, programmes, surveys, questionnaires, video and audio documents ..)
- Presenting a project, surveys etc ..
- Writing articles on specific subjects related to their field of studies
- Preparing, presenting and coveringa press conference (as well as writing the questions)
- Participating in a meeting, workshop, news bulletin '
Using electronic mail
At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
The main objective of the course is the development of skills that will enable the students in the communication business (public relations, journalism,¿) to function in the daily situations of their future professional activities.
By the end of the course, the student should have reached the B2 level of the « Common European Framework » (Council of Europe) for the following skills :
The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Through integrated skills teaching (reading comprehension, listening comprehension, written production, oral production, vocabulary, grammar, phonetics and pronunciation), the students' job is to design an online magazine in English. The level of this magazine should be upper-intermediate.
This magazine is the overarching project for the year and everything the students produce is a part of it. To do this, in groups of 4, they
- Decide and work as a team on a magazine that they would like to create in English;
- Learn how to write news or feature articles, opinion pieces and columns for a magazine;
- Create and integrate a podcast in a magazine;
- Create video content;
- Cover a press conference;
- Learn how to pitch a project in front of a jury.
In-class lessons include group activities, research, document analysis, project-based learning, and skill development. A significant amount of time is therefore spent on thinking skills such as collaboration, design and problem solving. In other words, the course also aims at developing life skills to prepare students for their future career.
With that goal in mind, we have also set up a partnership with the Journalism program of DePaul University in Chicago.
- The 5 mini-projects that are part of the bigger project: 60%
- Language tests:10%
- Final product and jury at the end of the year: 20%
- Attendance and participation: 10%
Meeting deadlines is vital in journalism. As the deadlines for each project are announced well in advance, no late submissions are allowed.
- Groups of maximum 20 students
- Syllabus LANGL2601 - EJL - Entry to Professional Life
- Groupe Facebook
- Plateforme Moodle