030619 KU Cambridge Legal English (ILEC) II (2014S)
- Registration is open from Mo 17.02.2014 00:01 to Mo 24.02.2014 23:59
- Deregistration possible until Mo 24.02.2014 23:59
Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N
Aims, contents and method of the course
Assessment and permitted materials
Reading: semantic precision, grammatical and lexical knowledge, awareness of text structure and understanding gist, detail, opinion and information
Writing: concise expression, accuracy of language, organisation of content and relevance.Listening: understanding gist, detail, function, opinion and inference; also retrieving specific information, identifying speakers and topics; recognising attitude.
Speaking: responding to questions and expanding on responses; sustaining a long turn in discussion by giving information, and expressing and justifying opinions; negotiating and collaborating; comparing and contrasting etc.The internal exam can also act as a trial run for those aspiring to qualify for the Cambridge University certificate by sitting the official ILEC exam, held each May and November in Vienna by the British Council. This, of course, is a valuable addition to your CV.
Minimum requirements and assessment criteria
Listening: increasing your understanding of spoken English when it is used to speak about legal topics in meetings, conferences, seminars etcSpeaking: to strengthen your speaking skills and to enable you to engage more effectively in a range of speaking situations typical of legal practice.