The Media Consultants believe teaching students news reporting skills complements the school curriculum. The course is very closely linked to key competencies in learning language. Reading, writing, speaking and listening are core skills for any journalist. By taking the news reporting course offered by The Media Consultants, students will have a chance to develop their ability to use these skills in a variety of contexts, both in and out of the classroom. There are opportunities for them to read a range of texts, write in a variety of styles, learn new vocabulary, practise presentation skills and learn how to evaluate their work as well as the work of their peers. Students can also develop their ability to write for different purposes and audiences, discovering how language choice and presentation can help make a story engaging and informative. They will be guided on interview techniques and shown how asking the right questions can make the difference between a good story and a great story. TV Cameras will be brought into the classroom for practical, hands-on experiences. The students will be taught how to work closely with the man behind the camera. They will be shown how visuals are just as important to a journalist than the words they write. The Media Consultants customise each News Reporting course based on the age group of the students taking it. Scenarios and content changes across the broad spectrum of ages – from primary to seconday, from junior college to university. The News Reporting Course is offered in both English and Mandarin, helping students improve both their speaking and writing abilities in these two languages.