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030594 KU International Legal English II (2021S)

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

An/Abmeldung

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Details

max. 25 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Mittwoch 17.03. 12:00 - 14:00 Digital
Mittwoch 24.03. 12:00 - 14:00 Digital
Mittwoch 14.04. 12:00 - 14:00 Digital
Mittwoch 05.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Digital
Mittwoch 12.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Digital
Mittwoch 19.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Digital
Mittwoch 26.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Digital
Mittwoch 02.06. 12:00 - 14:00 Digital
Mittwoch 09.06. 12:00 - 14:00 Digital

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

The course is intended as a preparation for legal work using the English language, with a special emphasis on company law. The course helps develop competence and confidence in working in English by improving skills in the four language areas,: reading, writing, speaking and listening.
Students will improve their ability to read and understand legal texts as well as their ability to write common legal texts, especially letters and memoranda. Students will improve their listening skills and strengthen their speaking skills.
The aim is to help students become familiar with legal English so that they are able to express themselves on arange of legal matters using accurate legal terminology, e.g., when working with foreign colleagues and clients. The course is designed to prepare students whose first language is not English to function efficiently, in terms of language ability, in the international legal environment.
The teaching adopts ahighly participatory format, encouraging students to take part in discussion. Avariety of modern and interactive teaching tools are employed to make the learning attractive and effective. The focus lies on practical applications of the authentic language of the law and improvement of students’ productive skills, achieved by engaging in conversations on legal matters and role plays. The tasks are based on realistic tasks of the kind legal practitioners would expect to encounter in their daily working lives. Although teaching underlying knowledge is acomponent of the course, the course is primarily alanguage course with astrong focus on linguistic proficiency and knowledge.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

At the conclusion, there is a written test consisting of Reading? (60 minutes) and Listening? (20 minutes). Reading involves the following tasks: gap-filling, multiple choice, word formation, and matching. Listening involves gap-filling and multiple-choice questions.
The focus lies on testing grammatical and lexical knowledge and semantic precision and not
knowledge of the law.
The use of dictionaries is not permitted during the test.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

The assessment will be as follows:
Reading (multiple choice tasks, word formation tasks, matching) - 60 mins
Listening (multiple choice tasks, gap filling) - approx. 30 mins
Active participation in class is essential. Students may miss no more
than two lessons.

Prüfungsstoff

Formation of a contract
Validity of a contract
Terms of a contract
Exclusion clauses
Breach of contract
Discharge of a contract
COVID-19 litigation
Employment law
Real property law
Intellectual property

Literatur

Amy Krois-Lindner and Translegal: International Legal English. second edition. 2011
Sylvia Kummer: The Language of Company and Contract. second edition. BoD. 2017

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Mi 21.04.2021 11:25