Media Literacy Questionnaire for English Language Learners

The purpose of this questionnaire is to get you thinking about the media and its influence on you and on society in general. Please answer the following questions as honestly and completely as possible.

  1. What is your favorite media? How much time do you spend with it each day? each week?

  2. Please describe the different kind of media that you know about. Which one do you think is the most powerful? Why?

  3. The average U.S. teenager watches about four hours of television every day. What do you think is the impact of this? Disadvantages? Advantages? How much television do you watch?

  4. Describe the various media in your home country — newspapers? television? cable? magazines? How many originate inside your country? come from outside? How do citizens of your country feel about various media? 

  5. Briefly, compare the media in your country to the media in the U.S. How are they similar / different? Why do you think this is the case?

  6. Now invent your own question about the media and answer it.




Author Bio: 

Arnie Cooper is a freelance writer and instructor in the International Programs at University of California, Santa Barbara.