Languages

Enhance your international profile with languages

Languages ​​are an essential part of communication and the keys to developing your professional career in the field of international relations. The Bachelor in Global Governance, Economics & Legal Order  prepares you for working professionally in up to three languages: English (with legal English proficiency); French or German; and Mandarin or Arabic (if you choose to specialise in those geographical areas).


100% English programme

A command of English is essential in the development of a professional career in international governance. For this reason, the degree is 100% in English, enabling you to acquire the conversational fluency and specific knowledge necessary for developing your career.


French or German and Arabic or Mandarin

Your fluency in these languages ​​is important. For this reason, the degree course provides you with up to six hours per week of small participative classes with native teachers. You can learn up to two languages, its specialised vocabulary, and key skills (such as public speaking and writing legal documents).

Compulsory Spanish Courses

Your curriculum will also include compulsory Spanish courses, ranging in level from beginner to advanced. You’ll start with the Modern Language I course and learn to understand, speak, read and write basic Spanish that’s applicable both in business environments and in daily life. Over the course of the programme, you’ll progress to Español 5, which focuses on becoming fluent and understanding the cultural context of the language.

Living and Spain and practicing the language outside the classroom will accelerate your learning and enrich your Esade experience.

Legal English

You will acquire the specialist English you need in the field of international law. Throughout the degree course, you will study specific areas of Legal English, focused on specific topics or cases so that you will learn the key vocabulary and expressions:

  • 1

    Phase 1: research and expansion of legal English vocabulary and the different branches of law; we will work on cases in writing.

  • 2

    Phase 2: we introduce oral communication and rhetorical techniques.

  • 3

    Phase 3: we will work on the in-depth simulation of trials in English and persuasive oral presentations using various techniques.

Classes involve:

Working on mini-cases


Research


Decisions and verdicts


Role-playing games


Debates


Public speaking


Case summaries (analysis of case facts, arguments, etc.)


Persuasive presentation