Language for Diplomacy (LD)
PLTCE’s Language for Diplomacy is designed for Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) officials with an advanced level of proficiency in English. The central aim of the course is to polish participants’ English language skills to an executive level, with a view toward preparing them to interact in English in professional settings with both confidence and accuracy.
Participants attend lectures and discussions on foreign affairs and security topics with Marshall Center faculty in order to prepare them for settings such as professional conferences and multilateral meetings, where they will be expected to communicate in English at a very high level.
More specifically, Language for Diplomacy seeks to sharpen participants’ ability to summarize, analyze and persuade – both orally and in writing – for audiences of different types on subjects typical in the diplomatic field. In support of these goals, considerable time is also devoted to building and refining participants’ vocabulary, not only with regard to the specific terminology of the diplomatic profession, but also the more academic and nuanced vocabulary needed to discuss the topics and themes of international affairs at a professional level.
Diplomats are currently invited through a closed invitation process to take part in PLTCE’s Language for Diplomacy Course.
For further information about this course, please contact pltce.programs [at] marshallcenter.org (pltce[dot]programs[at]marshallcenter[dot]org)
Breitenauer Strasse 16
Garmisch-Partenkirchen 82467, Germany
By invitation only