Aarhus, Denmark

Managing Language in International Organizations

when 4 July 2023 - 21 July 2023
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 10 EC
fee EUR 830

The specific aim of this course is to enable students acquire knowledge of the role of language in various management activities in international organizations. This is achieved in the light of the cognitive link between language and corporate culture, namely the concept of company-speak. In international, multilingual settings, company-speak can be managed as a real asset and not just as a secondary, instrumental factor.

Although the expression ‘language’ is strongly polysemous and has many facets, yet language is mainly considered as a utility package. It is often ascertained that if people can speak any given language, then all communication problems will be de facto solved. Theories and methodologies coming from the field of language for special purposes (LSP), corporate communication and terminology will be applied in order to shed light on the concept of company-speak in the framework of language management in daily international contexts.

Course leader

Dardo De Vecchi

Target group

Bachelor's level

Fee info

EUR 830: EU/EEA citizens
EUR 1373: NON-EU/EEA citizens

Scholarships

No scholarships available

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