Emphasis in this course is on current English as it is employed in mass media. The passages selected are taken from recent newspapers, magazines, and radio and television broadcasts. The ultimate goal of the course is two-fold: firstly, to enrich studentsí knowledge of English, particularly vocabulary, and secondly, to make students aware of the way language is exploited to create certain effects on the reader/listener; in short, it aims to develop studentsí ability to read between the lines. The course is intended for students who have successfully completed Contemporary English Language I and II and can attend classes on a regular basis since no textbook is provided. Assessment: Final exam.