Course: Legal Foreign Language I. - 1 - English

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Course title Legal Foreign Language I. - 1 - English
Course code KJA/JAZ1A
Organizational form of instruction Seminar
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction English
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Vašků Radek, Mgr.
  • Přidalová Eva, Mgr.
  • Tozzi di Angelo Kamila, PhDr.
  • Bell Ian David, Ba.
  • Vystrčilová Renata, PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Čermáková Helena, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Valentová Adéla, Mgr.
Course content
TOPICS: " Lexical and contextual input: o LAW AND JUSTCE o LAW AND STATE o SEPARATION OF POWERS - LEGISLATIVE, EXECUTIVE AND JUDICIAL POWERS o PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS - INTRODUCTION; CASE STUDIES o THE EUROPEAN UNION - INTRODUCTION; CASE STUDIES o EU INSTITUTIONS - INTRODUCTION; COURT OF JUSTICE OF EU " Development of language skills: Listening, reading, speaking, writing; practising terminology for specific purposes; " Grammatical and structural practice with respect to legal texts and specific areas of legal communication, in particular: overview of tenses and grammatical structures with emphasis on: tense overview, active and passive voice, gerund, infinitive, modal verbs, conditional sentences, sentence and compound sentences, word order, etc.; " Enhancement of specific skills: use of targeted lexis in meaningful context; " Development of writing and communication skills o Annotations of selected cases (focus on human rights) o Preparation of presentations (Powerpoint; Prezi, etc.) o Enhancement of oral skills (oral presentations with peered approach and recommendations on improvements)

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training)
Learning outcomes
The subject is aimed at technical terms used in EC and EU, organization, tasks of individual institutions of European Union from the very beginning and this is why students are expected to have at least intermediate knowledge of general language.
Students who have completed this subject will gain knowledge and skills in the field of legal terminology used in different legal contexts with focus on the EU law.
Completion of this subject is not conditional upon completion of another subject.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance

It is essential that those students who would like to get the credit must have attendance at these seminars, they have to complete the tasks assigned by the seminar leader and they must be successful at the written test.
Recommended literature
  • Finch, E., Fafinski, S. (2015). LEGAL SKILLS.
  • Guth, J., Mowlam, E. (2016). Law Express Question and Answer: EU LAW (Q&A Revision Guide). UP, Olomouc.
  • Hamuľák, O., Stehlík, V. (2013). EUROPEAN UNION CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: revealing the complex constitutional system of the European Union. UP, Olomouc.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Law European Studies Focusing on European Law (2013) Social sciences 1 Winter