Chapter 1: International English and the Media

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Competence aims in focus:

The aims of the studies are to enable pupils to

  • analyse and assess the role of some English-language media in international society
  • analyse, elaborate on and discuss at least one lengthy literary work and one film
  • employ a nuanced, well-developed vocabulary – for both general and specialized use
  • use and communicate information based on figures and statistics
  • use digital tools in an independent, critical and creative manner in the gathering of information, and in the communication and presentation of his or her own material


Video: The Effect of New Technologies on English

From an interview with Professor David Crystal.

Three ways to fix a broken news industry

Something is very wrong with the news industry. Trust in the media has hit an all-time low; we're inundated with sensationalist stories, and consistent, high-quality reporting is scarce, says journalist Lara Setrakian. She shares three ways we can fix the news to better inform all of us about the complex issues of our time.