Selected_MCD 20170828 Certificate Awarding for Spoken Course of DUJA Journalists (31) 1600x900

Journalists are key stakeholders who analyse and investigate issues and present them to the wider audience. Journalists require skills in Spoken English to communicate with people worldwide where English is the only medium of communication. Like previous years, the British Council has taken the initiative to provide training in spoken English to the young journalists of Dhaka University. A four-day training workshop for the young journalists who work as the Dhaka University campus correspondent has been delivered by the Teaching Centre of the British Council. The objective of the course was to focus on improving spoken communication in the areas of talking about their work, reporting news stories, expressing their opinion, conducting interviews, giving presentations. Through this programme, the British Council reached a new audience, also potentially its future spokesperson, who might have aspired to study in the UK. The sessions on ‘Expressing your opinion’ promoted active citizenship and leadership and ‘Talking about journalism around the world’ session created international opportunities for young people and promoting the learning of languages of ‘Future Leaders’.