English for Diplomacy; Designing a Course for Spokesmen of Ministries in Regional Government/Iraqi Kurdistan

Momen Yaseen M.Amin


This paper describes the design of a course of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) – English for Diplomacy for spokesmen of ministries in Iraqi Kurdistan, which English for them is foreign language not second and knowing this language is crucial. The development of the course and its transformation into the syllabus as English for Diplomacy reflects the changing demands of ministries of Kurdistan Regional Government and the growing interest in both ESP and public policy matters in this region. This project aims to identify the occupational English language needs of diplomats whose second language (L2) is not English and English for them is foreign language. It consists of two sections; First, i describe the context or situation that language program will be carried out (“environment analysis”). Then, explain and exemplify clearly the needs analysis, and states clearly the ideology/principles that reflect in this design, and plans of the goals and learning outcomes/objectives. In section two, attaches a sample unit/module with the teaching materials, exercises, etc., reflecting what was planned in Section one.


Course design; ESP; English for diplomacy; Iraqi Kurdistan

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