Agricultural professionals must be able to participate in a range of international activities, such as research projects, scientific conferences, scientific report writing and understanding published scientific research, using English as a lingua franca. These scientific communication skills are essential to a successful working life, but are typically learned `on the job¿. This course will teach students the appropriate use of professional English using a range of real-world examples, to enable them to work more effectively and take part in the international community.
Students will gain experience of listening, comprehension, reading, writing and translation skills in international settings, with an emphasis on agricultural and scientific applications. Students will be shown how to use English to obtain funding (research grants, fellowships or agricultural subsidies), and how to apply for study or work abroad.