“Interpretation of Communicative Behaviour:Tasks for Non-Guided Work” is designed for 4th year students majoring in cross-cultural communication at the School of Intercultural Communication, Minsk State Linguistic University. It aims at obtaining necessary knowledge and developing practical skills in the process of interpreting various communicative episodes from fiction, films, mass media and everyday life situations.
The material covers five topics (“Models of Communication”, “Decoding Messages”, “Encoding Messages”, “Types of Communication”, “Strategies and Tactics of Communicative Behaviour”), each unit is divided into three blocks. “Revising the theory” is aimed at out-of-class revision of relevant theories and models of analysis. “Practicing” provides tasks for elaborating the main elements of the model under consideration and solving specific problems associated with their identification and analysis. “Applying the model” is dedicated to creative work and contains individual or group assignments which allow the students to develop critical thinking and apply the given piece of theory to practice.
The electronic textbook focuses on the students’ independent (non-guided) work and can be used separately or as an addition to the main coursebook “Интерпретация коммуникативного поведения = Interpreting Communicative Behaviour”.