Austria, Vienna

Professional English Communication for Government and Public Administration

when 10 July 2017 - 21 July 2017
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 6 ECTS
fee EUR 600

In many countries, English is the second language for official government and public policy documents, and for public policy professionals working internationally English is often the given lingua franca. From tax and immigration procedures, through to health & safety requirements and official statistics, and to international justice and defence cooperation, English communication is a necessary requirement for many people working in the public policy field.

Public policy professionals need to deliver speeches and presentations, participate in local, national or international meetings and negotiations, and produce professional written communications for ministers and other senior government officials. People working in this environment need to engage with vocabulary and expressions concerning a variety of policy areas, from business and economy, through to education and skills, health and social care, environment and sustainability and international relations.

Course leader

Paul Talbot is an experienced English and communication skills trainer, with a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Management. He has professional experience within the UK Government Department for Education working both in frontline policy delivery and

Target group

Students in the area of Government and Public Administration, Public policy professionals

Course aim

This 2-week programme on Professional English Communication for Government and Public Administration focuses on equipping participants with the practical skills to communicate in a wide variety of contexts specific to government and public administration, and engages participants in practical simulations, reflecting the real communication needs of professionals working in this environment.

Credits info

Participants will receive a certificate of participation at the end of the summer school and all necessary documentation to validate the course at their home university.

Fee info

EUR 600: 600€ is the reduced fee for students. Price for professionals is 800€.

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