SBC Canford (Ages 12-14)

Introduction to International Relations

Introduction to International Relations is a progressive and highly communicative course, which introduces students to major concepts of world politics. Designed specifically for 11 to 15-year-old students 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.

Introduction to International Relations at SBC Canford

At A Glance

  • Course Length: 2 Weeks
  • Additional Cost: £145 per week
  • Hours of English Through Academic Subjects Tuition Per Week: 15
  • Age Range: 12 to 15 years
  • Suitable for English Level: Intermediate (B1) and Above
  • Key Skills Developed: English Proficiency, Subject Knowledge, Critical Thinking, Debating, Negotiation
Introduction to International Relations at SBC Canford

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. This way, students will not only develop their language and subject knowledge but will also learn how to think critically about different situations affecting today’s world.

Introduction to International Relations at SBC Canford

Time to Shine

Students will participate in a Model UN simulation project, in which they take on the roles of different country representatives and actively applying their newfound understanding of international politics to deal with hypothetical situations. Students will research their countries’ viewpoints, devise, prepare and present their arguments, and showcase their English language speaking skills as well as their newly developed skills in diplomacy, resolution and negotiation.

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Introduction to International Relations at SBC Canford

What You’ll Take Away

The nature of our student-centred approach provides students with the perfect opportunity to activate their language skills continuously and return home with further developed English language proficiency, a better understanding of international politics and enhanced communication, presentation and collaboration skills.

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Introduction to International Relations at SBC Canford

Introduction to International Relations takes place at SBC Canford Summer School (Ages 12 – 15).  To find out more about our SBC Canford campus including accommodation, activities, excursions, and prices and dates visit our campus page.

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