Teaching journalism to curious students

Lindsay Toler, a journalist and Peace Corps volunteer, shares her experience teaching as part of IEW 2010.

Today, I helped the FELT School teach vocabulary and grammar about journalism to nine students. As a working journalist, I loved showing the students how to talk in English about the work I do.

Because this week is dedicated to international exchange, I focused on my work in London with the Associated Press and in China covering artistic gymnastics for the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games.

My favorite part of teaching was watching the students get more and more excited as I told them stories about my travels. My teaching partner Daniela said she could see understanding dawning in our students’ eyes as I pointed out in my presentation the vocabulary we’d been learning that day – bylines, headlines, captions, etc.

To see more about my journalism or to ask questions, find me at PeaceCorpsLindsay.com.

One thought on “Teaching journalism to curious students”

  1. I worked here with daniela murgulet and my father. we had so much fun educating children and hope to return in january. This is the best thing i have ever done.

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