Course: 1st Foreign Language 1 - English

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Course title 1st Foreign Language 1 - English
Course code KJA/N1AJ1
Organizational form of instruction Seminar
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
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
Lecturer(s)
  • Vystrčilová Renata, PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Bell Ian David, Ba.
  • Přidalová Eva, Mgr.
  • Tozzi di Angelo Kamila, PhDr.
  • Vašků Radek, Mgr.
  • Čermáková Helena, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Valentová Adéla, Mgr.
Course content
Seminar topics: CHARACTERISTICS OF THE LANGUAGE OF THE LAW JUSTICE AND THE LAW IN THE UNITED KINGDOM COMMON LAW AND EQUITY THE SYSTEM OF JUSTICE THE LEGAL PROFESSION THE JURY IN THE ANGLO-AMERICAN SYSTEM OF LAW WHAT IS LAW? HUMAN RIGHTS CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS LAWMAKING HEADS OF STATE THE CZECH CONSTITUTION

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming)
Learning outcomes
While studying at the Law Faculty of Palacký University, the students must choose one language (out of three languages - English, French and German) as a compulsory subject. As the students come from the secondary schools their knowledge of the language is supposed to be on the upper-intermediate level. Therefore the subject called 1. foreign language is focused on technical legal terminology. In the third year of their studies, the students can continue with their first foreign language as an optional subject "English for Specific Purposes" (ESP), or "Fachsprache Deutsch" (FBD), or "French in EU Law" (FUP).
Students who have completed this subject will gain knowledge and skills in the field of technical legal terminology and they will become familiar with Anglo-American legal system.
Prerequisites
Completion of this subject is not conditional upon completion of another subject.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance

In order to get the credit it is essential that the students have a regular attendance in the scope set by the seminar leader. The students must also complete the tasks assigned by the teacher.
Recommended literature
  • Bradney, A., Cownie, F., Masson, J., Neal, A., Newell, D. (1998). How to study law. Sweet and Maxwell, London.
  • Přidalová, E.,Tozzi, K. (2008). Legal English, Part I.. Leges, Praha.
  • Vystrčilová, R. (2013). Odborný cizí jazyk Právní angličtina1. Olomouc.
  • Williams. G. (1982). Learning the law. Sweet and Maxwell, London.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Law Law (2010) Law, legal and public administration proceeding 1 Winter