Whether a student's future is in hi-tech, business, or politics, Diplomacy and International Communication in English will develop the skills needed to participate effectively across cultures in the 21st century world.
In this elective (מגמה), students will learn to work as a team, understand and use mass media and other social platforms, develop language awareness, consensus building skills, conflict management skills, and develop abilities in critical and innovative thinking.
All of these skills are integrated into a course of study that emphasizes an appreciation of cultural diversity and its impact on the worlds of business and foreign relations.
This elective is only open to students studying English at the five-point level. The elective is studied in addition to, and separate from, general English Studies. The major is studied in English because English is the language of business, science and diplomacy today. It is also the international language that offers access to understanding other cultures.
This is the first time that a high school student in Israel can choose a major that is studied in English. Students acquire advanced language proficiency while actively building their interpersonal communication skills, intercultural sensitivity, negotiation and decision making skills. They use active learning methods such as inquiry-based learning, role-play simulations, deliberative practice and case study to do so.
Diplomacy and International Communication in English is now being studied by close to 400 students in over 20 high schools across Israel. Given the relevance of the subjects covered, the importance of the skills learned to academic and personal development, and the appeal of the active learning process utilized, we foresee the healthy growth of this elective across the country in the future.
As a student, parent or interested member of the public, on this site you may discover more about the major and keep up-to-date about events. As a teacher, you may also register for Teacher - Training Courses.