Visual Reporting in English Language Communicating with Words and Images

Registration: opens NOW till 10 February 2020

Duration: from 20 February through 7 May 2020 (12 Weeks or 24 hrs)

Every Thursday, from 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm

Lectured by Ms. Barbara J. Anello-Adnani, English Language Fellow 2018-2020, U.S. State Department

At the Center for Khmer Studies, Wat Damnak, Siem Reap

Course Description: This content-based English language course on communicating and reporting with words and images will focus on the creation of original stories using both language and images, and on the practice and history of documentary photography and journalism. Students will develop skills in two areas: both language and visual communication, including critical thinking, critical reading of news and media, assessing sources, interviewing, defining your audience, editing, and reported speech (ESL grammar), as well as photographic practice and history. Expect to work on both writing and photography skills.

Course will cover:

  • Short history of photography
  • Basic camera & photographic techniques & principles
  • Outlining a story & determining photographic needs
  • Framing interview questions
  • Editing an interview
  • Writing in drafts
  • Taking effective photographs
  • Editing and captioning photographs
  • Completing & delivering the story


  • Intermediate Level English language proficiency and a camera (phone cameras, OK).
  • Good level of English: reading, writing, speaking and listening
  • Ability to fully attend the course
  • Strong interest in journalism, reporting and communicating in English language

How to apply

  • CV (2-page max.)
  • And Cover Letter (1-page) describing your interest in the course, your relevant qualifications, and how you will use the skill/knowledge that you gain.
  • Participation is limited. Please email your CV and Cover Letter to not later than 10 February 2020 with the email titled: Registration for Visual Reporting Course 2020
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for further processing. The finalists will be required to deposit a small fee that will be returned with the certificate upon successful completion of the course. Students who miss more than 3 meetings will not receive a certificate. Please be sure your schedule allows you time for full participation.


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