Introduction to International Relations

Introduction to International Relations is a communicative and interactive course which introduces students to major concepts of world politics. Designed especially for 11 to 15-year-old young learners by our experienced course writers, this course challenges students to consider key global issues from a variety of perspectives through: interactive tasks, debates and role-plays. Students also benefit from a multinational environment, enabling them to build on their fluency and confidence in using English.

At A Glance

  • Price: £3,900
  • Ages: 11-15
  • Course length: 2 Weeks
  • English level: B1+ (Intermediate and Above)
  • Starting Dates: 8th July & 22nd July 2024
  • Academic Content: 15 hours of Lessons per Week
  • Maximum Class Size: 15
  • Location: Canford School

What you’ll learn

  • Students will receive a broad overview of International Relations.
  • Develop English language skills that allow them to talk about International Relations.
  • Learn about key international organisations such as the United Nations and NATO, and debate several crucial global issues, such as climate change and conflict resolution, from a range of viewpoints.
  • Students will not only develop their language and subject knowledge but will also learn how to think critically about different situations affecting the world today.

Why Choose This Course?

By using what you have learned in challenging group work projects, you will increase your fluency and self-confidence in using English, which will help prepare you for the challenges at school and later on at university.

Through gaining a deeper comprehension of English students will be able to:

  • Feel more comfortable contributing in class and giving presentations.
  • Feel better equipped for future academic tasks.
  • By surrounding yourself with English speakers from all around the world, and practising your listening comprehension, the challenge of listening in English speaking environments will feel more manageable.

What You’ll Get

The nature of our student-centred approach provides students with the perfect opportunity to activate their language skills continuously, and to return home with further developed English language proficiency than before.

By the end of the course, students also manage to achieve a higher understanding of international politics with enhanced communication, presentation and collaboration skills.

By focussing on how International Relations shape global strategy in tackling climate change, students will have taken part in a deeply relevant and modern learning program, focussing on contemporary political issues, and how different countries are approaching global challenges in dissimilar ways.

Through looking at how The United Nations has played a central role in international diplomacy since its inception in 1945, students will be able to explore the history of the UN and the modern-day role it plays in maintaining international peace and security.

Overall, in analysing the challenges of global development, such as how political entities can work together to solve global issues such as inequality, poverty reduction, and social development, students will have gained a profound insight into the world of International Relations.

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I think that by choosing the course here gives you a new passion. I liked International Relations, I would definitely like to learn more about it.  I’ve learned a lot about how the world works.

Gualitero, Student, Canford

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