This course aims to promote the development of critical reading, and the expression and communication of ideas both orally and in writing. To do this, we will reflect on the linguistic-discursive characteristics of academic and professional texts, and the communicative skills and strategies that allow writing, rewriting and orally presenting any message that you want to convey in a formal setting.
During the lectures, different types of texts (literary, academic, professional, political, informative, etc.) will be analyzed; different texts will be written; they will be evaluated and improved. Also, famous speeches will be dissected in order to understand the reasons why these documents are valuable and a source for learning and creating one's own texts. You will experience how exciting it is to speak in public from "speakers’ corners", as expressed by the speakers at Hyde Park (London).