David Fay, the Regional English Language Officer/U.S. Embassy, Ankara will be giving a talk entitled “A Healthy Suspicion of Media in the U.S.: Critical Media Literacy in the Digital Age” on Friday, 2 March 2018 at 15:00-16:30 in EF 206.
Regional English Language Officer/İngilizce Eğitim Ataşesi
U.S. Embassy/A.B.D. Büyükelçiliği, Ankara
Date: Friday, 2 March 2018
Place: EF 206
A HEALTHY SUSPICION OF MEDIA IN THE U.S.: CRITICAL MEDIA LITERACY IN
THE DIGITAL AGE
This hands-on workshop explores the meaning of literacy in the digital age by providing a range
of examples that allow participants to better understand our limits and vulnerability. We will
look at textual and visual samples that acquaint participants with various aspects of U.S. culture
in order to help build a critical awareness - or healthy suspicion - of media in our hyper-
digitalized age. This workshop works best with participants who have at least a B1 level of
English. English language teachers, current and future, as well as language learners, will gain
something new from this workshop.
David Fay is the Regional English Language Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Ankara. His primary
work involves supporting Turkey's efforts to improve English language instruction as well as to
link these efforts to U.S. expertise and resources. The Regional English Language Office works
with Turkish and U.S. specialists in the field, as well as with Turkish and American institutions,
including universities training the future cadre of English teachers, professional teacher
associations, and instructors in all sectors, including the public K-12 sector.
Before working in Central Asia, Russia and Latin America with the U.S. Department of State,
David worked with English language teachers throughout Turkey.
Friday, March 2, 2018