English for International Studies Program
English for International Studies (EIS) in the Department of International studies enhances your English listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, as well as academic skills to think critically, make presentations, and participate in debates to further your International Studies education which includes taking courses in the discipline and participating in field studies, study abroad programs, and internships.
These skills serve as a foundation for graduates to become a positive force the international and local communities.
English for International Studies
English for International Studies offers 8 courses to be taken during the first, second, and third year. These courses are challenging but quite enriching and when you take them seriously, they will enable you to communicate well in English.
The program uses CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning), a European approach that combines the learning of language with the learning of subject matter. Therefore, you do not learn English but rather, use English to find out about and strengthen the knowledge of topics within the disciplines including cultural studies, international relations, and economics. In these classes, you use materials provided by The Council on Foreign Relations and other providers to engage in a wide range of activities to enhance the development of overall communication skills and four specific skills in English.
Reading and Listening
The input material used for learning is obtained from different media and focuses on, for example, issues associated with sustainable development goals (SDGs) or social inequality.
You will learn and practice strategies to understand various topics, which will be useful in continuously developing your language skills and in supporting lifelong learning.
Speaking and Writing
To develop your communicative skills in English, classes require active participation in discussion, debate, speech making, and presentation, and provide ample opportunities to learn and practice strategies to write research papers and persuasive essays.
Communicating in a language other than one’s own nurtures challenging spirit and empathy toward others which in turn is likely to heighten intercultural communication skills.