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Begin your journey towards a successful global career with certified proof of your fluency. About the program EF’s Advanced Diploma Programs, developed by industry associates and academic experts, combine long-term language studies with a career-related curriculum. You’ll develop language skills that will enhance your professional career and make you stand out in both domestic and international job markets.
32 lessons of 40 mins per week
Level: Intermediate / Advanced Length: 6 months / 9 months
Why take an EF Advanced Diploma?
Start dates: January / April / September
It’s your gateway to a dream career. Whether you see yourself working abroad or simply need to improve your language skills for a job at home, an EF Advanced Diploma will provide you with the language and academic skills to reach your goals.
16 General language lessons to build grammar, vocabulary, written and spoken communication skills. Lessons include group discussions, conversational role plays, tasked-based assignments, written exercises, vocabulary review.
Internship and volunteer experience included
4 Project sessions with multimedia resources to complete your in depth group assignment.
An important part of your program is an internship or volunteer experience. An EF Internship/Volunteer Coordinator at your school will place you in an industry related position. You’ll gain insight into the corporate world by putting your new language skills into practice.
10 Special Interest Lessons focusing on your chosen diploma. 2 Lecture sessions either by a teacher or guest speaker for listening comprehension practice and cultural development.
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Return home with international work experience and certified proof of your fluency. Admission requirements
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Before being accepted to the program, you are required to take an admissions placement test. Successful applicants need to be at least a Level B2 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). In case you don’t meet the language requirements, we can advise you on alternative preparation programs to meet your goals.
At the end of your nine-month program, you’ll receive an EF Advanced Diploma, while on a six-month program you’ll receive an EF Advanced Certificate in English or French. This certificate will form part of your academic portfolio that proves your achievements to current and future universities and employers. Additionally, all diplomas are officially recognized by Hult International Business School.
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Customize your program Your 10 Special Interest Lessons (SPINs) per week allow you to gain a detailed knowledge of your choosen subject. We offer a range of options both in-class and online, which vary in availability depending on your choice of destination, language of study and program duration.
Take globally recognized exams Exam Preparation is not included in your program. However, it can be booked in addition to a 6-month Advanced Certificate as an extra (third) term. The Exam Preparation (e.g. Cambridge English, TOEFL, etc.) offered varies per school.
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EF Advanced Diploma in English for Business About English for Business Gain insight into today’s successful business practices while learning the trade language of the corporate world. This program is a combination of intensive English studies with a specialized business curriculum. Lessons are taught using the famous Harvard Business School case study methodology and cover topics such as global marketing, successful negotiation, public speaking, leadership development, decision-making, planning strategies, product development and conversation skills. Advanced Diploma SPINs The career-oriented English classes outlined below take place during the SPINs. Please note that availability may vary. Key Concepts of Business This module is a dynamic introduction to the world of business. Based on real life experiences, it allows students to clearly see the relevance of business concepts in everyday life. Additionally, the course engages students in such a way that they keep up with global business trends.
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Marketing The course develops students’ ability to understand the core concepts of marketing. It analyzes the relationship between value, satisfaction and quality while also looking at what affects and determines consumer behavior. What’s more, students will generate ideas for attracting, retaining and growing a customer base. Business Case Studies You will study real life business case studies, including company description, problem identification, situation analysis and recommended action. You will also use various business tools, such as SWOT analysis, The Five Ms, the Porter Model, and basic financial calculations, to help with your analysis. At the same time, you will strengthen language skills, including reading comprehension, oral presentations, vocabulary, pronunciation and grammar. Entrepreneurship This course is designed to teach students how to create an Executive Summary for a new business. Working in teams, students will learn to present a 60-second elevator speech where a member of each team explains why an investor should invest in the group’s new business. Also, in addition to writing a proposal, students will create graphic designs to enhance their Executive Summary. Leadership and Management You will develop knowledge of successful leadership principles and management styles. You will learn how to analyze the strengths of business leaders and understand new developments in business management.
Business Writing This course is designed to teach students about the various types of written communication in business. Students will practice different styles and levels of formality. They will also explore etiquette and appropriateness, process writing, questionnaires and how to deal with difficult situations. Internship/Volunteership An internship or volunteership in your chosen industry is included in the program. The placement, which takes place during your last term, can be part or full time while the duration varies per destination and company. Examples: Marketing, Financial Accounting, Management. Please note that these are only examples and no particular placement is guaranteed. Available in: New York, Boston, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, London, Bristol and Sydney Required language level B2
Media & Art
EF Advanced Diploma in English for Media & Art About English for Media & Art The only long-term English studies program of its kind, which combines interdisciplinary art and media studies with intensive English language. Examine the world of visual culture beyond theories and gain new inspiration through experience, study visits, photography lessons, and techniques in graphic design with professional software. Advanced Diploma SPINs The career-oriented English classes outlined below take place during the SPINs. Please note that availability may vary. Key Concepts of Media & Art This course provides students with a more detailed understanding of the global media industry. Youâ€™ll watch the media as observers so to perform analysis of the impact of the stories media outlets choose to tell and sell.
Film Studies In this module, you will be taught how to analyze the film industry by studying how to identify genres and how filmmakers use cinematography and mise en scĂ¨ne. You will explore world cinema and the history of filmmaking, which will help you in writing scripts and plot synopsis. Business Case Studies You will learn the basic principles and strategies of advertising and marketing, which will allow you to analyze media concepts in detail. We recommend studying in London if you have a special interest in advertising and marketing. Photography Here, you will learn the basic techniques of digital photography. You will also experiment and expand your knowledge of photography, both in a historical and contemporary context. Journalism and Media Studies The course is designed to give you both a theoretical and practical foundation in professional journalism. The curriculum will enhance your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills so you will become more effective consumers and communicators of mass communication. We recommend New York for students with a special interest in journalism. Graphic Design Lectures, discussions and demonstrations will introduce you to key design terminology. The course looks at graphic design as a commercial art form, compositional elements and design principles, layout and software options, personal creative expression and visual problem-solving skills.
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Internship/Volunteership An internship or volunteership in your chosen industry is included in the program. The placement, which takes place during your last term, can be part or full time while the duration varies per destination and company. Examples: Graphic Design, Business Consulting, PR/Media. Please note that these are only examples and no particular internships are guaranteed. Available in: London and New York Required language level B2
Hotel & Tourism
EF Advanced Diploma in English for Hotel & Tourism About English for Hotel & Tourism Pairing intensive English studies with a practical hospitality curriculum, this program brings the international tourism industry to the classroom. Covering a wide variety of hospitality management topics, your daily lessons will be devoted to contemporary industry theories and practices and will use famous case study materials from Harvard Business School Publishing. Advanced Diploma SPINs The career-oriented English classes outlined below take place during the SPINs. Please note that availability may vary. Introduction to Hotel and Tourism You will develop the listening, speaking, reading and writing skills required for communicating in the world of hotel and tourism. Lessons will prepare you to create a longterm project based in the hotel and tourism industry.
Key Concepts of Hotel and Tourism The course is designed to introduce students to the broad range of services within the hospitality and tourism sector. Students will learn about the wide variety of jobs and services available in the industry while examining structures and functions. Current issues in Hotel and Tourism Students will become confident in modern day hotel and tourism practices by studying current issues and methods. You will also research, identify, predict and produce reports on future trends in tourism.
Internship/Volunteership An internship or volunteership in your chosen industry is included in the program. The placement, which takes place during your last term, can be part or full time while the duration varies per destination and company. Examples: Hotels. Please note this is only an example, and no particular placement is guaranteed. Available in: Brighton and Miami Beach and Sydney Required language level B2
Fundamentals in Customer Relations You will look at several real-life case studies (including a leading hotel, theme park and coffee chain) to identify and propose solutions to flaws in customer service. The module helps students value the importance of service interactions. Event Management Students gain hands-on experience in brainstorming, planning and promoting events. Events range from volleyball tournaments, soccer tournaments, international dinners and graduation ceremonies. Food and Beverage Management Concepts are combined with examples of both personal and corporate profiles that demonstrate the core features of planning, organization, decision making and evaluation strategies in food and beverage management.
Fashion & Design
EF Advanced Diploma in English or French for Fashion & Design About English or French for Fashion and Design Learn about the fashion industry from start to finish, from an idea to a tangible product. Gain inspiration from your surroundings and grasp the fashion lingo that will give you the necessary edge to succeed in your professional aspirations. Explore ways to forecast and describe trends, create a marketable line and learn the best way to sell a product that you created. Advanced Diploma SPINs The career-oriented English and French classes outlined below take place during the SPINs. Please note that availability may vary. Key Concepts of Fashion and Design In this module, students look at the key concepts and terminology of the fashion industry. Students study fashion classifications, garment detail and construction, sources of fashion information and the modern history of fashion. The importance of personalities, politics, resorts, social events, art and theater are also considered in the development of current trends.
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History of Fashion This course develops students’ knowledge of the history of fashion and its impact on popular culture. Students will also study the fashion and designers of the 20th century and compare those styles to contemporary designs.
Internship/Volunteership An internship or volunteership in your chosen industry is included in the program. The placement, which takes place during your last term, can be part or full time while the duration varies per destination and company.
Apparel Construction Students’ deepen their awareness of the garment construction through a mixture of study and research work. The course also increases understanding of fabrics and their uses as well as providing knowledge of how to balance personal needs and economic considerations during construction.
Examples: Fashion Designers, Fashion Showrooms. Please note that these are only examples and no particular placement is guaranteed.
Merchandising Here, students will explore the relationship between fashion and business. This module helps students understand how social and economic factors affect the fashion industry. It deepens students’ awareness of commercial fashion by discussing and researching case studies and business models. Fashion Icons You will study the history of clothing and fashion in the 20th century. Students will observe the evolution of style for both men and women from a social, cultural and historical perspective. Fashion Portfolio This hands-on course covers Fashion Drawing and Photography for the Fashion Industry. Alongside the practical application of skills gained, you’ll hone your skills by presenting your work in a professional manner. You will also create a portfolio for the final project.
Available in: London, New York and Paris Required language level B2
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EF Advanced Diploma in English for International Affairs About English for International Affairs Solving global issues requires cross-cultural communication. This program helps you learn the language skills required in this field. Classes focus on global topics such as humanitarian issues, peacekeeping, the global economy and the environment. Throughout the program you will study using the latest sources dedicated to international affairs. Advanced Diploma SPINs The career-oriented English classes outlined below take place during the SPINs. Please note that availability may vary. Principles of International Affairs Students will be introduced to the modern history of international affairs, the development of the world as we know it today and the emergence of globalization. You will analyze the key milestones in the development of international treaties and institutions while also learning the importance of positive international relations by studying past mistakes in the global arena.
Political Science This course will explore the cultural, political and economic dynamics in the field of Comparative Politics. In particular, your understanding of political systems, the effect of globalization and identity will be developed through the use of contemporary examples as depicted in documentaries, lectures and news reports. Global Governance Students will discuss the impact of globalization on our daily lives and the larger world order by studying two key events: the global financial recession of 2008 and the growing impact of terrorism and counterterrorism since 9/11. Lessons will focus on key issues surrounding international peace and security, arms control, sustainable development, climate change and saving the environment. The course will also look at human right implications, global pandemics and the UN responsibility to protect.
Internship/Volunteership An internship or volunteership in your chosen industry is included in the program. The placement, which takes place during your last term, can be part or full time while the duration varies per destination and company. Examples: Non-Profit Organisations, Public Organisations.Please note that these are only examples and no particular placement is guaranteed. Available in: Oxford, Washington, D.C. and New York Required language level B2
Human Rights Through active discussions and activities, this course explores the historical development of human rights, the ramifications of universal human rights on sovereignty and development, and the role of the individual in global change. Regional Perspectives In this module students will analyze the changing relationships between nations from hostility, competition, and colonization to international cooperation. An ongoing, in-depth global monitoring project will help develop essential analytical and research skills
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