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030619 KU International Legal English I (2020W)

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

Mittwoch 14.10. 14:15 - 15:45 Digital
Mittwoch 21.10. 14:15 - 15:45 Digital
Mittwoch 28.10. 14:15 - 15:45 Digital
Mittwoch 04.11. 14:15 - 15:45 Digital
Mittwoch 11.11. 14:15 - 15:45 Digital
Mittwoch 18.11. 14:15 - 15:45 Digital
Mittwoch 25.11. 14:15 - 15:45 Digital
Mittwoch 02.12. 14:15 - 15:45 Digital
Mittwoch 09.12. 14:15 - 15:45 Digital
Mittwoch 16.12. 14:15 - 15:45 Digital
Mittwoch 13.01. 14:15 - 15:45 Digital
Mittwoch 20.01. 14:15 - 15:45 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. You will work in a “flipped * classroom”, and to help inter action you will have a “permanent” partner for class and homework projects, plus a regular small group for discussions.
In fact, many students last semester really enjoyed their online course – and, overall, you’ll probably remember far more than the 5% taken-away from a traditional lecture.
* Want to understand more before signing up?
Have a look at the first three minutes of https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ly4MLpmj3uU


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 include: company law, contract, 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 Big Blue Button (maybe Zoom, What’s App etc as well) so you can apply the knowledge that you have learned in preparation; for example, many classes begin with small group discussions of a legal issue. 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 (35 mins). There may also be an in-course writing exercise. 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.
Writing: concise expression, accuracy of language, organisation of content and relevance.


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

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Mo 05.10.2020 11:48