In this course, you are asked to participate in discussing and in practising various features of (academic) text production in present-day English. This will be done using a more theoretical introduction/analysis (knowledge uptake) and practical exercises (knowledge processing and knowledge application).
The course consists of two parts: (1) written text production and (2) oral text production. Both parts are discussed and practised, adopting the tripartite approach mentioned above (knowledge uptake, knowledge processing, knowledge application), which means that you will be expected to familiarise yourself with both the theory and the practice of (academic) text production.
In the written part of the text-production course, the features and principles of various forms of written text production (e.g., academic writing, e-mail, job application documents, translation (Dutch > English)) are analysed and practised. The written part of the text-production course focuses on academic text production, which displays many features that are also used in other formal contexts of communication. You are expected to transfer these features to non-academic contexts.
In the oral part of the text-production course, the features and principles of various forms of oral text production (e.g., conversation techniques, manipulation techniques, non-verbal communication, (academic) presentations) are analysed and practised.
For both parts, the analyses and the exercises are presented with a focus on important variables of communication (e.g., purpose, topic, location, audience, time). You are expected to build on your knowledge of texts and of text production acquired in the courses Text and communication 1 (Ba1) and Text and communication 2 (Ba2).