Overall, the book provides a well-structured, informative and up-to-date account of over six decades of European integration, with useful insights into some of the key theoretical debates surrounding this ‘unfinished’ project.
Vladimir Bortun, University of Portsmouth in: Journal of Common Market Studies, 2019, vol. 57, nr. 1
Across a wide range of programs in international higher education, students prepare themselves for a career in their professional field. Learning how to communicate as a professional is an essential part of that preparation.
In order to carry out their communication tasks, professionals must possess a large repertoire of knowledge and skills. They also must be able to decide what best suits the situation and the goals they want to achieve. Already during their training, students come across a variety of communication tasks that are largely new to them. For these tasks, too, they need a broad knowledge and skills repertoire from which they can make the right choices.
Communicate as a Professional offers a solid foundation for students to develop the communication knowledge and skills they need, both when working as a professional after they have graduated and when following an educational program that prepares them for this future.
Prof. dr. Carel Jansen is a professor emeritus in Communication and Information Studies at the University of Groningen. He is affiliated as a research fellow with the Language Centre at Stellenbosch University. He is one of the authors of Leren Communiceren, the Dutch textbook on which Communicate as a Professional is based.
For more information see www.careljansen.nl.
Prof. dr. Leon de Stadler is a professor emeritus specialized in Document Design. He was the director of the Language Centre of Stellenbosch University, and he also worked as visiting professor at the universities of Nijmegen and Groningen. Currently he runs his own consultancy. For more information, see www.leondestadler.com.
Aline Douma is a PhD student in the Department of English Language and Culture at the University of Groningen. Prior to starting her PhD, she completed a double major in Communication and Information Studies and English Language and Culture, and obtained a Research Master's degree in Classical, Medieval and Early Modern Studies.