To improve students' world knowledge and enhance their language skills through reading and study of a wide range of topics on contemporary concerns.
Examination of current issues (environmental, cultural, scientific, etc.) in so far as they affect the entire world. Interviews, news broadcasts, newspaper and magazine articles, etc. will be used for discussion and written activities. The analysis of each issue will be based on the following approach, where applicable : a) An account of the historical, geographical, political and sociological background to the issues; b) An examination of a range of media treatments of the issues; c) An evaluation of the veracity, objectivity and validity of those treatments in the light of (a); d) An analysis of the linguistic means exploited in the various media treatments.