International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Challenges and Rewards of Teaching a Newspaper Class Liubov Barkova
Liubov Barkova

Abstract
To get access to unbiased, accurate, objective information is a vital necessity in present-day society. From this perspective, the role of mass media can hardly be overestimated. It is common knowledge that there are different types of mass media: print media (newspapers, magazines), their electronic version (in the Internet) as well as radio and television. The article addresses the issue of using one of the media types, namely newspapers, both printed and electronic variety with a slant on the latter, as a source of not only getting access to information but also an effective way of learning and mastering the English language. The focus is on numerous difficulties and pitfalls that may arise for a language learner (purely linguistic, which manifest themselves in many ways, as well as extra linguistic, mainly social and cultural).

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