This volume was inspired by the dedicated work of the Bucharest Office of the International Organization for Migration. It was finally brought to light thanks to the support provided by the British Council in Bucharest for upgrading English teaching in higher education throughout Romania in the years when this volume was beginning to take shape.
With life-long learning as a stated objective and an implicit necessity, the volume aims to support migration officials’ professional growth by developing their English skills. As such this self-study book has been designed for the migration professionals who have studied English previously and have developed linguistic abilities that recommend them as intermediate learners.
The volume opens with a short section on effective learning strategies promoting successful self-study. The major section in the volume is dedicated to a range of migration issues, including but not limited to the management of migration, migration and integration, illegal migration and trafficking in human beings, international terrorism and migration and, finally, migration and globalization.
Just like its predecessor - “English for Migration Officials”, with me as sole author and published by Editura Universitară in 2015 - the present volume builds on the life and work experience of the professionals who are its intended audience. Not surprisingly, it has experiential learning at its core and aims to accompany the learner at work and at home, for daily interactions: compact and easy to carry throughout the day’s professional commitments and domestic chores, the volume is intended as the migration officer’s reliable companion, to inspire, serve, and delight her/him, during everyday interactions, no matter how briefly.
Open the book at any page, spend just a few minutes reading a section in a unit, and you will feel enriched: comprehensive approaches, specialist vocabulary, solid grammar, and a touch of humour, too. Therefore give this volume a chance to help you grow professionally, not only through its fine blend of challenge, support, and access, but also thanks to its balanced mix of migration terminology, humor, and ultimate celebration of our humanity.