Universität Wien FIND

Bedingt durch die COVID-19-Pandemie können kurzfristige Änderungen bei Lehrveranstaltungen und Prüfungen (z.B. Absage von Vor-Ort-Lehre und Umstellung auf Online-Prüfungen) erforderlich sein. Melden Sie sich für Lehrveranstaltungen/Prüfungen über u:space an, informieren Sie sich über den aktuellen Stand auf u:find und auf der Lernplattform moodle. ACHTUNG: Lehrveranstaltungen, bei denen zumindest eine Einheit vor Ort stattfindet, werden in u:find momentan mit "vor Ort" gekennzeichnet.

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030577 KU International Legal English II (2021S)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 3 - Rechtswissenschaften
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung


Hinweis: Ihr Anmeldezeitpunkt innerhalb der Frist hat keine Auswirkungen auf die Platzvergabe (kein "first come, first serve").


max. 100 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch


Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Dienstag 09.03. 17:00 - 18:30 Digital
Dienstag 16.03. 17:00 - 18:30 Digital
Dienstag 23.03. 17:00 - 18:30 Digital
Dienstag 13.04. 17:00 - 18:30 Digital
Dienstag 20.04. 17:00 - 18:30 Digital
Dienstag 27.04. 17:00 - 18:30 Digital
Dienstag 04.05. 17:00 - 18:30 Digital
Dienstag 11.05. 17:00 - 18:30 Digital
Dienstag 18.05. 17:00 - 18:30 Digital
Dienstag 01.06. 17:00 - 18:30 Digital
Dienstag 08.06. 17:00 - 18:30 Digital
Dienstag 15.06. 17:00 - 18:30 Digital
Dienstag 22.06. 17:00 - 18:30 Digital


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

Online can be good, very good !
Uni is mostly about learning, not teaching – so don’t think of an online class as second-best. In ILE, you will master both the course content and also develop your learning and communication skills. To help inter-action you will have a “permanent” partner for class exercises, and there will be regular small groups for discussions.
Overall, you’ll probably remember more than the 5% taken-away from a traditional lecture.

The course will develop your competence to work confidently in English in a legal context by improving skills in the four language areas - reading and writing, speaking and listening (Level C1).
It is based around Cambridge University’s successful international legal English syllabus, but with additional material from online sources such as the Guardian newspaper law pages, law reports, professional websites etc. Video and audio are extensively used.
The focus is on Common law and Commercial law, whose concepts are found in many legal systems. Topics in this semester include sale of goods, employment, real and intellectual property, and competition law. However, it should be emphasised that this is not a course in substantive law - simply that these subject areas provide a realistic context for language acquisition.
Classes will be interactive through Moodle and Collaborate Blackboard. Weekly preparation and exercises, lasting 90 mins, are an integral part of the course. Programme leader is David Goulden, a Cambridge-qualified barrister, and an experienced language trainer.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Reading: improving your ability to read and understand legal texts such as legal journals, legislation, correspondence etc
Writing: to improve your ability to write common legal texts like letters and a memo.
Listening: to increase your understanding of spoken English topics in client meetings, conferences, seminars etc – and online.
Speaking: developing your confidence in explaining and discussing legal topics in English – again online.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

To be eligible for the assessment, which will be online, participants may miss no more than two classes and must complete all homework. The assessment will be as follows:
Reading (40mins) Listening (40 mins). Resits are not possible.


The areas to be tested are described as:
Reading: semantic precision, grammatical and lexical knowledge, awareness of text structure and understanding gist, detail, opinion and information
Listening: understanding gist, detail, function, opinion and inference; also retrieving specific information, identifying speakers and topics; recognising attitude.


There is no reading list beyond topics set in the course.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Mi 21.04.2021 11:25