A specialised group course for those working in national politics who needed to communicate internationally. The following were core objectives of the courses:
- Develop participants’ confidence and fluency in English, with lots of opportunities for speaking and listening, and a focus on vocabulary for specific areas of political interest
- Improve key communication skills for political and party presentations, lobbying, chairing and participating in international meetings and negotiations, hosting and participating in major social functions
- Increase the cultural knowledge and intercultural skills important for effective international working, with a focus on relationship building, getting messages across in a clear and effective manner, influencing and managing conflict
- Meet UK counterparts in public and political life to exchange ideas and to foster and an international network
York Associates can also run special interest courses with a UK university which combine the above with a political science and government programme delivered by experts on topics such as British and electoral politics, democratisation, EU membership, devolution, energy policy and economics, environment and sustainability.