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English for Diplomacy

Custom Language Services designs and delivers language and cross-cultural training programs tailored to the needs of diplomats, civil servants, military personnel, and those working in international organizations.

Our programs are designed to immerse the learner in contextually rich environments while focusing on skills relevant to specific communication needs. Our content-based instructional model (CBI) combines language skills development with real-world interactions, and helps learners use communication strategies to think and create in the target language.

Skill Areas

  • Diplomatic negotiation

  • Conflict resolution

  • Conference presentation

  • Public speaking

  • Public diplomacy

  • Cross-cultural communication

  • Conversational strategies

  • Critical thinking and analysis

  • Field-specific terminology

Content Areas

  • Commerce and Trade

  • Energy Policy

  • International Public Policy

  • Cyber Security

  • Environmental Policy

  • International Law

  • Media Relations

  • Nuclear Safety and Security

  • Culture and Tourism

Custom Programs

We work directly with our clients to create a program that is tailored to their specific needs. The following are examples of past custom programs, all of which can be adapted in length, intensity, and content to accommodate your organization’s goals.

Please note, these are not open-enrollment programs.

Language Training for Diplomats

  • English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, or Spanish
  • 3+ weeks, or 2 academic semesters
  • High-intermediate to advanced levels

English for Diplomatic Negotiation

  • 3-day workshop, 3-week course, or extended online format;
  • High-intermediate to advanced levels

English for Conflict Resolution

  • 3-day workshop or 6-week course
  • High-intermediate to advanced levels

Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT) Preparation

  • Russian, Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Farsi, Dari, Pashtu, or other languages upon request
  • 3-6 week intensives

Dual Language Programs

  • English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, Japanese, Farsi, Dari, or Pashtu or other languages upon request
  • One-on-one or small group

Individualized Training

  • English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, Japanese, Farsi, Dari, Pashtu, or other languages upon request
  • One-on-one or small group

Contact Us

To discuss how we can customize an on-site, off-site, and/or online program that is right for your specific needs, please contact us.