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Course 2017-2018 a.y.

50128 - LEGAL ENGLISH (FIRST LANGUAGE)


CLMG
Language Centre

Course taught in English


CLMG (3 credits - I/II sem. - OP)
Course Director:
JOHN Mc HARDY CLARK

Instructors:
Class 1: FRANCESCO CARUSO, Class 2: JESSICA JACOBS, Class 3: JOHN Mc HARDY CLARK, Class 4: JOHN Mc HARDY CLARK


Course Objectives
The aim of the course is to enable students to reach a confident B2 level in legal areas, which means they can:
  • Actively participate in formal discussions on legal issues.
  • Be able to produce professional looking documents by developing arguments, providing motivation, synthesizing information.
  • Present in a consistent and detailed way, documents related to a professional environment.
The course takes place in the 2nd year, over one academic year.
The course will enable students to be effective in professional situations (Legal English).

Course Content Summary

B2 Legal English.

The course is divided into ten core topic areas. Around these topic areas students practice and develop the appropriate skills expected at this level. There are regular focus on real life case studies.

  • A career in law.
  • Contract law.
  • Tort law.
  • Criminal law.
  • Company law.
  • Commercial law.
  • Real property law.
  • Litigation and arbitration.
  • International law.
  • Comparative law.
For detailed information and syllabus, www.unibocconi.eu/languagecenter.
The course lasts one academic year. In the second semester, students can opt either to continue with the class they are in or, following a positive exit score on a level test, transfer to the preparation course for IELTS (a good B2 level is required). Detailed information are regularly sent via yoU@B Student’s Diary.

 


Detailed Description of Assessment Methods

  • Al I semestre del 1° anno, prima parte del corso con al termine prova parziale, facoltativa, in modalità scritta.
  • Al II semestre del 1° anno, seconda parte del corso con al termine esame finale, obbligatorio, composto da prova scritta e prova orale.
La prova scritta è composta da
  • Prova d’ascolto con test di comprensione (30 punti).
  • Comprensione di documenti scritti riguardanti academic-legal English (40 punti).
  • Una produzione scritta su argomento dato - circa 220 parole (30 punti).
Il voto è inizialmente espresso in centesimi e quindi convertito in trentesimi.
L'accesso alla prova orale è subordinato al superamento della prova scritta con valutazione pari o superiore a 18/30.
Durante l’esame orale gli studenti devono saper riassumere e discutere 3 articoli a scelta, di un minimo di 1.250 parole su argomenti riportati nel programma d’aula.

Contenuti, modalità d’esame e prova intermedia sono uguali per frequentanti e non frequentanti e hanno validità limitata nel tempo. Per i dettagli, consultare i Programmi d’esame in www.unibocconi.it/centrolinguistico.

Detailed Description of Assessment methods.
  • At the end of the 1st semester of the first year, students have the option of taking a written mid- term exam. This is not obligatory.
  • At the end of the 2nd semester of the first year, there is a written and oral final exam. This is mandatory.
The format of the written exam is as follows
  • Listening comprehension and related test (30 marks).
  • Reading Comprehension regarding academic-legal English topics (40 marks).
  • Writing an essay on a given argument - about 220 words (30 marks).
The mark is initially expressed in hundredths and then converted into thirty.
Access to the oral exam is only possible once a student has passed the written exam (18/30).
For the oral exam students must show the ability to summarize and discuss 3 articles of a minimum 1.250 words on topics related to the syllabus.

Both mid-term and final year exam syllabuses are the same for attending and not attending students. Limited validity for all tests.
For details, refer to the Course syllabus and examinations on

www.unibocconi.eu/languagecenter.


Textbooks
  • A. KROIS LINDNER, M. FLIRTH, Introduction to International Legal English, Cambridge University Press.

Prerequisites

In order to attend the course a strong B2 level is recommended. A full description of levels can be found on-line at www.unibocconi.eu/languagecenter.
The English 1st year exam (code 50127) has to be passed before taking the Legal English exam (code 50128).

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Module: livello C1
Instructors:
Class 1: FRANCESCO CARUSO, Class 2: JESSICA JACOBS, Class 3: JOHN Mc HARDY CLARK, Class 4: JOHN Mc HARDY CLARK


Course Objectives
Preparation Course for Business English Certificate Higher.
Cambridge University ESOL Examinations.

The course is designed for students who already have a strong B2 level. In terms of linguistic competence, the final objective corresponds to that established by the Council of Europe for level C1. The objectives for the students can be summarized in the following way
  • Can deal confidently with different types of text.
  • Can write a variety of different items such as memos, faxes, emails, reports and proposals.
  • Can follow and understand a range of spoken materials such as conversations, interviews and discussions.
  • Can communicate effectively in face-to-face situations.
The course recognizes that the students are preparing solely for the Cambridge external certification: Business English Certificate Higher (C1 business).

Course Content Summary

Instruction focuses on preparing the students to take and pass the Cambridge English: BEC Higher. Students are introduced to the format of the certification, and all four sections of the certification are practiced. Additional information concerning the course can be found on-line at www.unibocconi.eu/languagecenter.


Detailed Description of Assessment Methods

Il presente corso prepara al superamento della relativa certificazione di lingua, che si svolge presso le sedi d'esame autorizzate. La certificazione può essere registrata in alternativa all'esame di lingua inglese. Per maggiori informazioni è possibile consultare i programmi d’aula e d’esame all’indirizzo www.unibocconi.it/centrolinguistico.


The preparation course is aimed to the relevant external certification, which takes place at the authorized exam centers. The certification can be converted as an alternative to the English exam. Further information concerning the Bocconi learning program and exams: available at www.unibocconi.eu/languagecenter.


Textbooks

  • G. BROOK HART, Business Benchmark Advanced, Cambridge.

Prerequisites

The course is aimed at those students who already have an adequate level of knowledge of the language, established by a specific placement test. The course is for a limited number of applicants.
Terms and enrollment procedures are communicated via the student’s diary yoU@B at the beginning of each semester.
Please note that the course is run only if a minimum number of enrollments is reached.

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Module: livello CERTIFICAZIONI
Instructors:
Class 1: FRANCESCO CARUSO, Class 2: JESSICA JACOBS, Class 3: JOHN Mc HARDY CLARK, Class 4: JOHN Mc HARDY CLARK


Course Objectives
Preparation Course for Business English Certificate Vantage.
Cambridge University ESOL Examinations.

The course is designed for students who already have a B2-general level. In terms of linguistic competence, the final objective corresponds to that established by the Council of Europe for level B2-business. The objectives for the students can be summarized in the following way
  • Can deal confidently with different types of text, such as business publications and correspondence.
  • Can produce different pieces of writing, such as letters, reports, proposals and emails.
  • Can follow and understand a range of spoken materials, such as interviews, discussions and presentations.
  • Can communicate effectively in face-to-face situations.
The course recognizes that the students are preparing solely for the Cambridge external certification Business English Certificate - Vantage (B2 business).

Course Content Summary
Instruction focuses on preparing the students to take and pass the Cambridge English Business Vantage external certification. Students are introduced to the format of the certification, and all four sections of the certification are practiced. Additional information concerning the course can be found on-line at www.unibocconi.eu/languagecenter.

Detailed Description of Assessment Methods

Il presente corso prepara al superamento della relativa certificazione di lingua, che si svolge presso le sedi d'esame autorizzate. La certificazione può essere registrata in alternativa all'esame di lingua inglese. Per maggiori informazioni è possibile consultare i programmi d’aula e d’esame all’indirizzo www.unibocconi.it/centrolinguistico.


The preparation course is aimed to the relevant external certification, which takes place at the authorized exam centers. The certification can be converted as an alternative to the English exam. Further information concerning the Bocconi learning program and exams: available at www.unibocconi.eu/languagecenter.


Textbooks

  • G. BROOK HART, Business Benchmark Upper Intermediate, Cambridge.

Prerequisites

The course is aimed at those students who already have an adequate level of knowledge of the language, established by a specific placement test. The course is for a limited number of students. Terms and enrollment procedures are communicated via the student’s diary yoU@B at the beginning of each semester. Please note that the course is run only if a minimum number of enrollments is reached.

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Module: IELTS C1
Instructors:
Class 1: FRANCESCO CARUSO, Class 2: JESSICA JACOBS, Class 3: JOHN Mc HARDY CLARK, Class 4: JOHN Mc HARDY CLARK


Course Objectives
Preparation course for IELTS Academic C1.
International English Language Testing System.

The aim of the course is to give the student the necessary tools and skills to pass an IELTS certificate at grade 7.0 or higher. The student should then be able to
  • Follow speech at some length on a variety of both concrete and abstract subjects.
  • Produce a clear and detailed text on a range of subjects, expressing an opinion and discussing the pros and cons of different points of view.
  • Express himself clearly and in detail on subjects related to his studies and to university life in general.
  • Discuss the pros and cons of a pre-specified and relatively familiar subject.
  • Speak at length (given a short time to prepare) on a question, without noticeable hesitation.
  • Interact with a certain degree of fluency and spontaneity.

Course Content Summary

Activities are aimed at developing skills which are required to confront with ease the various activities found in the IELTS test, in order to achieve a mark at a C1 level.
Particular attention is given to reinforcing each of the four linguistic skills tested in IELTS: listening, reading, speaking and writing.
Special emphasis is given to

  • Drafting, writing and revising full length essays with an appropriate range of vocabulary and terminology.
  • Interpretation of graphical information.
  • Complete and detailed description of processes and procedures.
Speaking activities are mainly concerned with developing interactive (discussions, debates) and reporting/presenting skills.
Then the listening activities will be presented in order that the students become  able to gauge the difficulty and complexity of the task and respond without hesitation.
In addition, the activities are based on simulations that are taken from past papers and appropriately selected materials.
Additional information concerning the course can be found online at
 www.unibocconi.eu/languagecenter.

Detailed Description of Assessment Methods

Il presente corso prepara al superamento della relativa certificazione di lingua, che si svolge presso le sedi d'esame autorizzate. La certificazione può essere registrata in alternativa all'esame di lingua inglese. Per maggiori informazioni è possibile consultare i programmi d’aula e d’esame all’indirizzo www.unibocconi.it/centrolinguistico.


The preparation course is aimed to the relevant external certification, which takes place at the authorized exam centers. The certification can be converted as an alternative to the English exam. Further information concerning the Bocconi learning program and exams: available at www.unibocconi.eu/languagecenter.


Textbooks
  • S. O'CONNEL, Focus on IELTS, Pearson Longman, New Edition.

Prerequisites

The course is aimed at those students who already have an adequate level of knowledge of the language, established by a specific placement test. The course is for a limited number of applicants.
Terms and enrollment procedures are communicated via the student’s diary yoU@B at the beginning of each semester.
Please note that the course is run only if a minimum number of enrollments is reached.

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