Università degli Studi di Urbino Carlo Bo / Portale Web di Ateneo


ENGLISH LEGAL LANGUAGE
LINGUA INGLESE COMPRENSIVA DEL LINGUAGGIO GIURIDICO

A.Y. Credits
2020/2021 3
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Elisabetta Zazzeroni Online by appointment
Teaching in foreign languages
Course partially taught in a foreign language English
This course is taught partially in Italian and partially in a foreign language. Study materials can be provided in the foreign language and the final exam can be taken in the foreign language.

Assigned to the Degree Course

Date Time Classroom / Location
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Learning Objectives

An introduction to Legal English, B1 level (European Framework)

Program

The course is designed to gain an insight into legal English through readins, listening and speaking activities as well as writing legal documents.

The following topics will be presented in class:

- A career in Law

- Contract Law

- Tort Law

- Criminal Law

- Company Law

- Commercial Law

- Real Property Law

In due course more materials will be made available for in-depth analysis.

Bridging Courses

All students must pass Lingua Inglese Idoneità for Law Students that is English Language Pass/Fail held at the CLA (Centro Linguistic d'Ateneo) before they can access the English Legal Language Exam.

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

Knowledge and uderstanding

At the end of the course the students must demonstrate to have acquired the knowledge of the Legal English vocabulary presented in class and its use at the B1 level. This will be carried out through lectures, group work, written assignments, discussions and listening activities.

The students must be able to apply the knowledge acquired and to face different dynamics making their own judgements.

Applying knowledge and understanding

The students must demonstrate to be able to apply their knowledge both for the written and spoken English a the B1 level demonstrating to be able to communicate effectivey thaks to the vocabulary and structures learnt during the course and to be able to understand a text in legal English. This will be carried out through lectures, group work, written assignments, discussions and listening activities.

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Supporting Activities

Any extra materials will be available on blended.uniurb.it


Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Didactics

Lectures, listenign activities, group work, written assignments and discussions

Active participation in class is expected.

Attendance

Not required

Course books

Introduction to International Legal English: A course for Classroom or self-study, Amy Krois-Lindner, Matt Firth and Translegal, Cambridge University Press, 2008

More materials will be available on blended.uniur.it in due course

Assessment

All students must pass Lingua Inglese Idoneità for Law Students that is English Language Pass/Fail held at the CLA (Centro Linguistico d'Ateneo) before they can access the English Legal Language Exam.

The students must pass both a written(valid one academic year) and an oral exam.

In the written exam the students will have some open answers, true/false and multiple choise questions, a listening test and a short written assignemnt (such as an email).

In the Oral exam the students will answer some questions related to the topics presented in class.

The expected learning results will be evaluated by means of a written and an oral exam. The evaluation criteria and the scale of marks are as follows:

less than 18/30: competence level insufficient. The student doesn’t reach the learning results described in “knowledge and understanding”.

18-20: competence level sufficient. In particular, the student attains the learning results described in “knowledge and understanding”.

21-23: competence level satisfactory. In particular, the student attains the learning results described in “knowledge and understanding” and in “applied knowledge and understanding”.

24-26: competence level good. In particular, the student attains the learning results described in “knowledge and understanding”, “applied knowledge and understanding” and “making judgments”.

27-29: competence level very good. In particular, the student attains the learning results described in “knowledge and understanding”, “applied knowledge and understanding”, “making judgments” and “communication skills”.

30-30 with honours: competence level excellent. The student fully attains the learning results described in “knowledge and understanding”, “applied knowledge and understanding”, “making judgments” and “learning skills”.

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Didactics

Self-study

See materials for attending students.

They should contact the Professor.

Attendance

Not required

Course books

Introduction to International Legal English: A course for Classroom or self-study, Amy Krois-Lindner, Matt Firth and Translegal, Cambridge University Press, 2008

More materials will be available on blended.uniur.it in due course

Assessment

All students must pass Lingua Inglese Idoneità for Law Students that is English Language Pass/Fail held at the CLA (Centro Linguistico d'Ateneo) before they can access the English Legal Language Exam.

The students must pass both a written(valid one academic year) and an oral exam.

In the written exam the students will have some open answers, true/false and multiple choice questions

In the Oral exam the students will answer some questions related to the topics presented in class.

In the written exam the students will have some open answers, true/false and multiple choise questions, a listening test and a short written assignemnt (such as an email).

In the Oral exam the students will answer some questions related to the topics presented in class.

The expected learning results will be evaluated by means of a written and an oral exam. The evaluation criteria and the scale of marks are as follows:

less than 18/30: competence level insufficient. The student doesn’t reach the learning results described in “knowledge and understanding”.

18-20: competence level sufficient. In particular, the student attains the learning results described in “knowledge and understanding”.

21-23: competence level satisfactory. In particular, the student attains the learning results described in “knowledge and understanding” and in “applied knowledge and understanding”.

24-26: competence level good. In particular, the student attains the learning results described in “knowledge and understanding”, “applied knowledge and understanding” and “making judgments”.

27-29: competence level very good. In particular, the student attains the learning results described in “knowledge and understanding”, “applied knowledge and understanding”, “making judgments” and “communication skills”.

30-30 with honours: competence level excellent. The student fully attains the learning results described in “knowledge and understanding”, “applied knowledge and understanding”, “making judgments” and “learning skills”.

Notes

In the Department is active "Olympus", the Observatory for permanent monitoring of legislation and case law on health and safety in the workplace work. The Observatory carries out various activities including, in particular: - the management of a website with legislative databases, case law databases and databases of contracts, all concerning the safety at work, - depth articles, specialized reviews and thematic focus; - the management of an online scientific journal - "The Working Papers of Olympus", soon destined to mutate into "Law of occupational Safety and Health" (DSL) - in the field of security rights in the workplace, with ISSN, that employs a wide international scientific committee and refereeing procedures for the identification of essays to be published; - The organization of congresses and seminars including international ones. This observatory, whose website is freely accessible to all in a logic of public service, allows students of the CdS to find useful materials and documentation for their course of study and useful to draft their dissertation. It offers, also, through the mentioned congresses and seminars, the opportunity to meet the leading experts in the field and to analyse the most sensitive issues relating to it. http://olympus.uniurb.it/  

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