English for Journalism

In today’s world of fast-paced media and the internet, English has a dominant role to play and an ability to understand and communicate in English is essential. In order to address this need, we have created a specialised course to help develop your communicative skills in the field of journalism.

The class places an emphasis on expanding your active vocabulary, developing your awareness of pronunciation, discussing current affairs and adapting writing and speaking skills to different genres. Small class sizes (4-8 students) mean that you can receive the maximum support from your teacher.

You will:

  • analyse current news stories to see how English conveys meaning, and how particular use of an item of vocabulary or a particular grammar point can affect the message that is carried by an article.
  • analyse the structure of texts in English
  • develop note taking and listening skills
  • develop skills for drafting and editing pieces of writing
  • develop your ability to write and speak so that your meaning is clear, including use of register and awareness of pragmatic meaning
  • look at how intonation in speaking, or use of language in writing, can affect people’s meaning
  • develop idiomatic awareness

Who are you?

You are someone working in, or hoping to work in (possibly studying) a journalism environment, with a need to communicate in English (either written or spoken), or to read or listen to English, through your work. You’ll need to already have at least an upper-intermediate level of English (determined by our placement test), and be willing to self-study outside class to supplement what you do in class.


Class times will vary, depending on the course and demand. Classes will be held twice a week for 90 minutes each. (Please see specific course information for more details).