The course seeks to develop students’ abilities to understand and interpret the language used in diplomatic engagements. It further seeks to inculcate in the students a culture of diplomacy which would be applied in their dealings with foreign dignitaries. Although the course is less theoretical, it begins with the conceptualization of diplomacy and communication, and examines their nature and forms. It discusses their interconnectedness with foreign relations and addresses the central question of how states and non-state actors interact at the global level through the instrumentality of diplomatic language. It deals with salient issues such as speech-writing for international conferences, diplomatic reporting, negotiations, and drafting of minutes, among others. The course further examines critical dimensions of diplomatic communication such as ambassadorial credentials, bout de papier, demarche, non-paper, speaking notes, diplomatic memoranda, and the role of protocols in diplomacy as well as diplomatic intelligence. It employs a combination of lecturer-led and student-participatory approaches which will be facilitated through audios, visuals and small group activities, and practical demonstration. When students have completed this course, they would be able to apply the acquired skills in their engagements with foreign dignitaries and the day-to-day interactions at their workplaces.