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About the Course

Welcome to English for Journalism, a course created by the University of Pennsylvania, and funded by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of English Language Programs. To enroll in this course for free, click on “Enroll now” and then select "Full Course. No certificate." This course is designed for non-native English speakers who are interested in developing the skills needed for a career in modern journalism. In this course, you will explore print and digital media through authentic readings and video lectures, while expanding your vocabulary and increasing your ability to read, research, and develop local and global news stories. Unit 1 will provide an introduction to the history and principles of journalism. In unit 2, you will learn how to research, pitch, and interview. The next unit in the course will focus on the language needed to write newspaper and magazine articles, while unit 4 will cover the basics of broadcasting the news. In the final unit of the course, you will analyze the growth, impact, and challenges of digital news, while completing a reflection assignment that allows you to think about and discuss the recent changes to the field of journalism. Unless otherwise noted, all course materials are available for re-use, repurposing and free distribution under a Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution license. Supplemental reading materials were provided by Newsela, which publishes daily news articles at a level that's just right for each English language learner....

Top reviews


Jul 12, 2020

I'm grateful for this course because I've gained different essential skills especially about journalism. Thank you Coursera and University of Pennsylvania for this great and unforgettable opportunity.


Feb 18, 2020

I have found this course quite informative about the knowhow of journalism. Now I've come to know the principles of journalism and what are the skills needed for writing or broadcasting news stories.

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By Tianyi Y

Apr 30, 2020

The class was beneficial for both improving my understanding of journalism as well as language usage.

By Sakib M

Sep 30, 2016

This was an amazing experience. The way of teaching is scientifically beautiful. Loved it thoroughly!

By Karina B

Sep 14, 2016

An excellent program for citizen journalists and profesional reporters to refresh concepts and tools!

By Mauricio M T

Aug 30, 2016

Such a great tool for journalist who are not native speakers to learn all the necessary english terms

By Rosendo G

Mar 15, 2023

Un gran curso donde se puede encontrar maneras de mejorar la redacción y lectura del idioma inglés.

By Zsolt P

Jul 25, 2017

Very useful at least from 2 aspects: journalism as a profession and from practicing English language

By Jacob , (

Nov 15, 2021

it was good and simple language to understand .videos were very short which maintained my interest.

By Aleksandra W

Oct 30, 2022

I really liked it. The teachers and their way of speaking made it very easy to follow and learn.

By Axiao

Oct 10, 2020

Great course! I have learnt a lot through it. Thanks for providing these resources, best wishes:)

By Sir M E

May 13, 2020

I really learned a lot. This course is really helpful especially to a teacher like me. Thank you!

By Samir W

Dec 15, 2022

Great Work and Journalism and Learning of English Made Easy. Thank you UPENN Team and Coursera.

By Carla M G P

Aug 23, 2017

¡Excellent! I love this course. It helps you understand basic terms and new ideas of journalism.

By Dinh Q T

Aug 14, 2017

Very good for me.

I understood how to make an article. Structure of article, it is very usefull.

By Hanane B

Sep 20, 2021

the videos are so useful, the articles was rich with informations. and the games were so fun .

By César A M

Apr 29, 2020

An amazing and constructive experience from which I'm proud of being part of. Thanks so much!

By Wulan S

Oct 18, 2017

I like how it is so precise and the lesson that are studied here can be applied on daily basis

By Erick C d C

Oct 7, 2017

An excellent way to improve your english skills while learning a lot of journalism vocabulary.

By Lucile A

Mar 18, 2022

Quite indepth and very informative. Simple progression from early journalism to digital age.

By Pulack R S

Oct 13, 2021

I am very happy with the course and enriched my knowledge. This will help my career go ahead.

By Víctor A D

Feb 25, 2021

Perfecto para emprender a comunicarte en inglés con los principios y valores del periodismo.

By Sai

Feb 8, 2022

Great course to understand the basics of jounalism. Doesn't require any previous knowledge.

By Shachar

Jun 30, 2020

I think the course is interesting and a great opportunity to improve the English language.

By Bojana A

Apr 1, 2018

Great Course. It covers all important topics in very easy way to follow and be successful.


May 12, 2020

So useful to review or learn the bases of journalism while improving your English skills.

By Gabriela M R

Jun 19, 2017

Me encanta. Es una forma más rápida y accesible de aprender. ¡Gracias por la oportunidad!