Course: Legal Foreign Language I. - 1 - French

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Course title Legal Foreign Language I. - 1 - French
Course code KJA/JAZ1F
Organizational form of instruction Seminar
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction French
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Černá Leona, Mgr.
  • Šafaříková Blanka, 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 technical legal terminology used in the European Law.
Completion of this subject is not conditional upon completion of another subject.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance

Knowledge of topics; 80% attendance; fulfilment of tasks assigned to students by teacher during the winter term; passing the final test.
Recommended literature
  • Černá, L. (2005). Le francais juridique - Sélection de thémes de droit communautaire et européen. Linde, Praha.
  • Fricero, N. (2007). Droit européen des droits de l´Homme. Gualiano éditeur, Paris.
  • Gauthier, A. (2005). La construction européenne. Bréal.
  • Rambaud, T. (2007). Institutions européennes. Studyrama.
  • Tichý, L. a kol. (1999). Čtyřjazyčný slovník práva Evropských společenství. Linde, Praha.

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