新闻英语作为一门双语课，致力于培养选课学生对英语新闻的收集、阅读、编译等能力。课堂教学形式多样化，包括理论介绍、课堂讨论、分组练习、小演讲、动手实践等环节。 News English is a bilingual course which aims to guide students to read and write English news stories. Classes will include a mixture of instruction, guest speakers, group discussion, presentation, and hands-on practice.
我们相信任何新闻故事都扎根于文化背景中，与那些地方、那些人们密不可分。课程秉承此理念，将教学目标定位如下： It is believed that news stories are rooted deeply in its cultural context and thus closely related to places and people that concern. In the light of this perspective, the objectives of the course include:
第一，从文化理解的角度，培养学生编译英语新闻的能力。 1) To cultivate students’ ability of reading and translating/editing English news about China;
2) To familiar students with English lexicon of Chinese-localized news stories; 3) To understand the idea of narrative reporting of news stories.
This class is time-consuming and hands-on. Students who cannot devote time outside of class for assignments should consider taking this class another semester. Students also must stay abreast of local and national events and get to know people in their community. Assignments are expected to adhere to AP Style.
By the end of this class session students will be able to:
Readability: Demonstrate an ability of reading and understanding English news stories about China.
Critical assignment – Students will know how well they have achieved this competency by the evaluation on their presentation in class.
Writing: Write correctly and clearly in forms and styles appropriate for the communications professions, audiences and purposes they serve.
Critical assignment – Students will know how well they have achieved this competency by their grade on the final major writing assignment.
Translating: Be able to translate English news stories into Chinese and vice versa.
Critical assignment – Students will know how well they have achieved this competency by the evaluation of their final edit on the last assignment.