English for Diplomats

Our English for Diplomats programs offer intensive English language instruction for diplomats at various levels of expertise. We offer on-site or off-site language programs. Our off-site offerings include needs assessment, program design, curriculum development, teacher training, and program evaluation.

Program Description

Our English for Diplomats curricula incorporate a wide range of field-specific content and terminology through a content-based approach to language instruction (CBI). Programs offer language instruction in both one-on-one and group environments. Content courses and workshops in trade and policy studies, economics, negotiation, and conflict resolution are offered as part of a comprehensive curriculum. 

Program Options in Monterey

Option I. Customized Training for Diplomats (One-on-one, small groups)

Offers a flexible schedule, open program dates, and a completely customized curriculum designed to suit the specific needs of the client(s).

  • 60 hour minimum
  • No minimum language requirement

Option II. Integrated Academic Program (One-on-one, small groups)

Integrates skills-based language courses with graduate-level content-based courses in international policy management studies providing participants with regular interaction with students and faculty who are working directly in the field of diplomacy and international relations.

  • 1-2 academic semesters
  • Minimum language requirement 100+ TOEFL iBT (600+PBT) or equivalent

Option III. Integrated Small-Group Custom Program:

Offers a unique opportunity for participants to hone a range of field-specific language skills in a curriculum tailored to the needs of the group. Participants will also integrate with graduate school students and faculty through the English for Professional and Academic Purposes coursework.

  • 1-2 academic semesters
  • Minimum language requirement 65-100+ TOEFL iBT (500-600+ PBT) or equivalent
  • Must enroll as a group and have similar language levels

Please contact Language and Professional Programs for an application.

For information about curriculum development and off-site programs, please contact the Director of Intensive and Custom Language Programs at 831-647-6541.