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EF Advanced Diploma in English

EF ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN ENGLISH FOR INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS Study high-level English language within the context of the latest world issues.

ABOUT THIS PROGRAM > Earn an EF Advanced Diploma or Advanced Certificate The EF Advanced Diploma is awarded to students successfully completing a 9-month or 11-month program. The EF Advanced Certificate is awarded to students completing a 6-month program.

CORE COURSES The International Affairs program includes required subject courses and ongoing General English courses (see below). Availability may vary > General English Studies At the basis of every EF Advanced Diploma program is a solid course of ongoing General English study at the your individual level of language placement. This course develops your English proficiency to promote independent communication, confidence, and critical thinking. This is a required course. > Introduction to International Affairs Studies This is a required, first-term foundation course for the EF Advanced Diploma program. Valuable tools will be taught to develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills for communicating in the world of international affairs. Lessons will be taught in the context of a long-term international affairs project and will survey academic and professional topics. > Key Concepts of International Affairs Providing you with a survey of International Affairs theory, this required, first-term course will give a firm foundation on which to base further studies. You will be introduced to key elements of international affairs today, including the way in which the most significant international institutions, the EU and UN, function, and the main tools that they have at their disposal. > Global Governance The impact of globalization on our daily lives and on the larger world order will be the main focus of this course. Major emphasis will be placed primarily on two key events: the recent global financial recession and the growing impact of terrorism since 9/11and subsequent international counter-terrorism strategies.

> Cross-Cultural Communication This course is designed to offer a theoretical basis through a hands-on approach to the concept of cross-cultural learning and communications. Practical examples from your daily life abroad will constitute the basis for discussions and role plays, at the same time emphasizing the general applicability of the concepts and skills you’ll acquire to any intercultural context. > International Affairs Today – Peace and Conflict During this course you’ll examine aspects of peace and conflict post World War II. The main focus will be on the interplay between the United States and its allies, and other political forces, including the Soviet Union and international terrorism. You’ll look at cognitive aspects of identity politics, including personal, religious and national identity. > Regional Perspectives of International Affairs This course will focus on the relationships among the world’s governments, including through the work of international organizations, multinational corporations, individuals and other social structures: focussing on economics, culture and geographical and domestic politics. You’ll discuss the relationship between cultures from across the world – from Africa and the Middle East to Asia and Oceania, The Americas and Europe. You’ll analyze the changing relationships between nations from hostility, competition, and colonization to international cooperation. An ongoing, in-depth global monitoring project will hone essential analytical and research skills.

ADMISSIONS > Placement test Before being accepted to the program, you will be required to take an admissions placement test. You will need to test into the Common European Framework for Language Reference (CEFR) Level B2 for the International Affairs program. Available at: > USA: New York > England: Oxford

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