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Seminar International English

The launch of our new textbook for International English, E2, gives us the privilege and pleasure of inviting English teachers to a seminar in Oslo.

Samantha Simmonds, former journalist with the BBC and news anchor at Sky News, will shed light on Trump’s strategy of branding certain news outlets as “fake news”. She will also compare and contrast CNN and Fox News in particular, and TV news in the UK and US in general.

Moreover, we will present E2 and share useful tips on teaching International English.

When: 12 May 2017
Where: Gyldendalhuset, Oslo

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Full Programme:

11.00–12.00 Lunch and Registration

12.00–13.30 TV Journalism

Samantha Simmonds, former journalist with the BBC and news anchor at Sky News, attempts to answer the following questions:

  • Why do Fox News and CNN offer such different content?
  • Why does Donald Trump brand CNN “fake news”?
  • How do journalists on live TV source their material and seek to guarantee its authenticity?
  • How can we differentiate between the impartiality of TV news in the UK and the US?

13.45–14.15 E2 – An Introduction, Kari Anne Gjesdal Arnkværn

14.25–14.55 Language Learning in E2: Understanding Language Features, Ian Underwood

14.55–15.25 Width and Depth: Providing students with the necessary overview using introductory articles before digging deeper, Hilde Løvdal Stephens

15.30–16.15 Courses to Communicate Better: “Discuss” is the most frequently used instruction verb on the exam. The authors exemplify using Course 16 “How to Discuss” from E2, Anne-Marie Torp and Arne Birkeland

16.15–  Light refreshments An informal social gathering in our new café

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