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Insegnamento a.a. 2020-2021

50128 - INGLESE GIURIDICO (I LINGUA) / LEGAL ENGLISH (FIRST LANGUAGE)

CLMG
Language Center

CLMG (3 cfu - I/II sem. - OP)
Docente responsabile dell'insegnamento / Course Director:
JOHN Mc HARDY CLARK

Modulo / Module: Livello B2 Legal
Docenti responsabili delle classi / Instructors:
Class 1: JESSICA JACOBS


Conoscenze pregresse consigliate / Suggested background knowledge

A strong B2 (post intermediate) general (or higher) entry level is recommended for active participation in learning activities. Per una proficua partecipazione alle attività didattiche è raccomandato un livello di ingresso pari almeno ad B2 (intermedio superiore) general “pieno”.


Mission e Programma sintetico / Mission & Content Summary
MISSION

The course aims at providing level B2 (post intermediate) legal (see CEFR framework) knowledge and skills required to pass the Bocconi internal exam (and beneficial for international English language certification). Fornire le conoscenze e competenze previste per il livello B2 (intermedio superiore) legal del quadro di riferimento europeo (CEFR) necessarie ai fini del superamento dell’esame interno Bocconi ed utili nel caso di sostenimento di certificazione internazionale.

PROGRAMMA SINTETICO / CONTENT SUMMARY

The duration of the course is one year (1st and 2nd semester of 2nd year).

 

The course is divided into the following core areas in order to acquire a B2 legal level (in terms of grammar, syntax and vocabulary) through contextualized “legal” situations:

 

A career in law, Contract law, Tort law, Criminal law, Company law, Commercial law, Real property law, Litigation and arbitration, International law, Comparative law.

(Details in the course syllabus)


 

L’insegnamento è annuale (primo + secondo semestre) del 2° anno .

 

Il programma affronta le seguenti macro-tematiche principali in modo da consentire di raggiungere il livello B2 legal (in termini di grammatica, sintassi e vocabolario) attraverso situazioni concrete e contestualizzate all’ambito “legal”:

A career in law, Contract law, Tort law, Criminal law, Company law, Commercial law, Real property law, Litigation and arbitration, International law, Comparative law.

(Per dettagli consultare il programma d’aula)


Risultati di Apprendimento Attesi (RAA) / Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)
CONOSCENZA E COMPRENSIONE / KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
Al termine dell'insegnamento, lo studente sarà in grado di... / At the end of the course student will be able to...

B2 Level - (post intermediate) legal

Knowledge

Students will acquire a good level of knowledge of the legal language used in a legal working environment  enabling them to confidently work independently.

 

 

B2 - Livello intermedio superiore legal

Conoscenze

Lo studente avrà acquisito una conoscenza di buon livello del linguaggio giuridico da utilizzare nell’ambiente di lavoro che consente adeguata autonomia di espressione e comprensione.

 

CAPACITA' DI APPLICARE CONOSCENZA E COMPRENSIONE / APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
Al termine dell'insegnamento, lo studente sarà in grado di... / At the end of the course student will be able to...

B2 Level - (post intermediate) legal

Skills

Students will be able to interact in the legal environment in written and oral form with sufficient confidence and effectiveness (write documents and mails in a proper legal style, read and understand the meaning of legal documents, make oral presentations with correct use of language and pronunciation; understand the point of view of other persons and actively participate during meetings).

 

 

B2 - Livello intermedio superiore legal

Capacità di applicare le conoscenze

Lo studente sarà in grado di interagire in forma scritta ed orale con sufficiente disinvoltura ed efficacia in un contesto lavorativo che richiede conoscenze giuridiche (produrre corrispondenza usando il registro giuridico, leggere e comprendere il significato di base di documentazione giuridica, presentare relazioni con linguaggio e pronuncia appropriati e corretti, comprendere la posizione assunta dai vari interlocutori e partecipare in modo sufficientemente attivo ai meeting di lavoro).

 


Modalità didattiche / Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face lectures
  • Online lectures
  • Exercises (exercises, database, software etc.)
  • Individual assignments
  • Interactive class activities (role playing, business game, simulation, online forum, instant polls)
DETTAGLI / DETAILS
  • Face-to-face lectures: given by the assigned professor
  • Exercises (Exercises, database, software etc.): from the materials at the professor's disposal
  • Individual assignments: assigned by course professor
  • Interactive class activities :role playing, simulations

Metodi di valutazione dell'apprendimento / Assessment methods
  Continuous assessment Partial exams General exam
  • Written individual exam (traditional/online)
  •     x
  • Oral individual exam
  •     x
    STUDENTI FREQUENTANTI E NON FREQUENTANTI / ATTENDING AND NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

     

    The assessment method consists of an exam focused on reading, writing, listening and speaking competencies  in line with  international certifications.

    The mark is expressed out of 30.

    Student can sit the exam as from the end of second semester (after the end of the teaching period).

    5 exam sessions are scheduled throughout the year (May-Jun, Jun-Jul, Aug-Sept, Oct, Jan-Feb).

    The exam consists of two linked parts: written (focused on writing, reading, listening) and oral (final part focused on speaking).

     

    Please note that:

    ·        to sit for the exam, it is required to register via Punto Blu (one single registration, valid for both the

             written and oral part)

    ·        the written and oral part have to be taken in the same exam session

    ·        the written part is the same for both attending and non attending students

    ·        final grade: result of the written part + result of the oral part

    ·        maximum result of the written part: 27

    ·        if the result of written part is ≥18, the student is required to sit the oral part (in the same exam

             session as the written part); withdrawal is not allowed after handing in the written paper as the oral

             part is  the final step of a single exam (in line with international certifications)

    ·        students who hand in the written test receive notification (via Agenda yoU@B) about their result,                   details for the  paper view.

             details, date- hour-room, for the oral will follow.

    ·        result range for the oral part: min -1 to  max +4 

    ·        if the student is absent at the oral part or does not interact orally, they are given -3 in the oral part

     

    Written Part

     

    The written exam consists of three parts. Each part is worth assigned a mark and the sum of these marks is converted into thirtieths to give the final grade.

     

    Writing (30 marks), Listening (30 marks), Reading Comprehension (40 marks). Each part is assigned a mark and the sum of these marks is converted into thirtieths to give the grade of the written part .

    First part

    Listening 30 marks

    Objective

    Checking understanding of a spoken passages and making accurate notes of the information contained

    Skill

    Listening to authentic materials, messages, announcements or radio broadcasts

    Test

    Sentence and/or table completion, true/false questions, multiple choice questions

    Second part

                                                                 Reading 40 marks

    Objective

     knowledge of legal English vocabulary correct understanding of written material; the ability to rework the contents in a well structured manner and express personal opinions;

    Skill

     Understanding one or more passages of a certain legal complexity

    Test

    Sentence and/or table completion, true/false questions, multiple choice answers, open/closed questions, producing appropriate sentences

    Third part

    Writing 30 marks

    Objective

     Checking the ability to express a point of view in a clear and  appropriate manner

    Skill

    Writing authentic legal styled documents

    Test

    Writing memos, letters or short legal reports following the instructions provided.                                                                               
     

    Duration of exam    

    150 minutes

    Dictionary

    Dictionaries are not allowed

     

    Oral part  

    Test

    Students must show the ability to summarize, orally and in written form, and discuss 3 articles or judgements, on topics related to the syllabus, of between 1000-1200 words each one,

    To be presented in a dossier format with:a 50/60 word written summary of each article,

     the source of the articles, the word count, and the articles themselves.

    Details for the required format of the dossier will be provided by the class professor as well as being available on the  e-learning Blackboard platform.

    Duration

    10 minutes



     


    Materiali didattici / Teaching materials
    STUDENTI FREQUENTANTI E NON FREQUENTANTI / ATTENDING AND NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

    Teaching materials are the same for both attending and non-attending students; namely:

     

    Textbook

    • KROIS LINDNER, M. FLIRTH, Introduction to International Legal English, Cambridge University Press
    • Professors’ own materials

     

     

    Sono previsti gli stessi materiali didattici per studenti frequentanti e non; in particolare:

     

    Testo adottato

    • KROIS LINDNER, M. FLIRTH, Introduction to International Legal English, Cambridge University Press
    • Professors’ own materials

     

     

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    Vai ai moduli / Go to modules: Livello B2 Legal - Livello C1 Legal

    Modulo / Module: Livello C1 Legal
    Docenti responsabili delle classi / Instructors:
    Class 2: JOHN Mc HARDY CLARK


    Conoscenze pregresse consigliate / Suggested background knowledge

    A top band B2 (post intermediate) general (or higher) entry level is recommended for active participation in learning activities. A top band B2 means a 25 written mark, as a minimum, in the CLMG 50127 1st year exam.


    Mission e Programma sintetico / Mission & Content Summary
    MISSION

    The course aims at providing level C1 (advanced) legal (see CEFR framework) knowledge and skills required to pass the Bocconi internal exam and/or IELTS Academic. Fornire le conoscenze e competenze previste per il livello C1 (avanzato) legal del quadro di riferimento europeo (CEFR) necessarie ai fini sia del superamento dell’esame interno Bocconi sia, eventualmente, del sostenimento del test internazionale IELTS Academic.

    PROGRAMMA SINTETICO / CONTENT SUMMARY

    The duration of the course is one year 1st and 2nd semester of 2nd year.

          

    Teaching activities:

     the course is divided  into 12 modules focusing on different skills and a wide range of topic areas.

    “skills” activities: each module contains various activities, including writing exercises, reading and comprehension, listening passages and speaking exercises.  Attention will be focused on practicing exercises as contained in the final exam.

    On Blackboard students will be able to find the material provided by the teacher in the classroom along with additional study materials.

     

    (Per dettagli consultare il programma d’aula)

    Modules:

    ·       Module 1 - Introduction to the CLMG C1 course and discussion on what will be expected of students during the course. What are the expectations of both students and Professors? Overview and outline of the course. A short grammar analysis will done to determine grammatical knowledge and awareness.

     

    ·       Module 2 - Communication: the importance of communicating well. What makes a good/bad communicator? Listening practice on the subject area. Reading to develop arguments and how we can develop our vocabulary.

     

    ·       Module 3 - Career in law in the EEC and in Italy: listening practice, writing practice, oral practice based round this area. Business lawyers. Barristers, solicitors and their roles. The ways for lawyers to become qualified to practise. Reading practice and vocabulary extension.

     

    ·       Module 4 - Patents and Intellectual property: What are patents and what is IP? Current articles on the topic area will be read. Vocabulary tasks will be set and practise. Metaphors and their use in a legal context will be studied. Report writing conventions introduced.

     

    ·       Module 5 - Teambuilding: students will participate in a variety of teambuilding exercises to enable them to assess the advantages of working in teams. Students assess what makes teams work who becomes the leader and the various roles played within a team.  Discursive writing practice. Listening practice.

     

    ·       Module 6 Critical thinking: the important role this plays in the legal field. Students will participate in activities and then assess the outcomes. Writing, listening and oral skills will developed.

     

    ·       Module 7 Competition law and Organised Crime: look at current situation regarding tariffs and the EU purpose of unrestricted tariff barriers. Articles on the module area will be read, vocabulary regarding competition will be studied. Introduction to letter writing and conventions. Listening practice.

     

     

    ·       Module 8 Employment law and the Role of Mediation. Introduction to the basic elements of EL. Reading case studies. Writing up the facts surrounding the outcomes. Letter writing practice. Discussion techniques.

     

    ·       Module 9 - Cybercrime and Cyberspace fraud and Risk Management Reading practice on the subjects. Understanding definitions and expressions. Report writing practice. Listening practice on the subject area.

     

    ·       Module 10 - Management and leadership styles: students will look at the various styles while analysing the advantages and disadvantages of each. Listening practice. Summary writing.

     

    ·       Module 11 - Human Rights law: the importance of HRL in the present day. Listening and note taking practice. Reading practice with vocabulary extension. Debating skills.

     

    ·       Module 12 - Exam practice. Preparation and techniques.

     

     


    Risultati di Apprendimento Attesi (RAA) / Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)
    CONOSCENZA E COMPRENSIONE / KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
    Al termine dell'insegnamento, lo studente sarà in grado di... / At the end of the course student will be able to...

     

    Students will acquire a good C1 level of knowledge of  legal and business language to be used in the working environment. In addition they will improve their writiing, listening and speaking skills .

     

     

    CAPACITA' DI APPLICARE CONOSCENZA E COMPRENSIONE / APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
    Al termine dell'insegnamento, lo studente sarà in grado di... / At the end of the course student will be able to...

     

    Students will be able to interact in the legal and business environment in written and oral form with sufficient confidence and effectiveness They will be able to write effective business legal correspondence,make effective  oral presentations and improve their confidence in the use of the language while discussing and presenting arguments on the module topics.

     

     

     


    Modalità didattiche / Teaching methods
    • Face-to-face lectures
    • Online lectures
    • Exercises (exercises, database, software etc.)
    • Individual assignments
    • Interactive class activities (role playing, business game, simulation, online forum, instant polls)
    DETTAGLI / DETAILS
    • Face-to-face lectures: given by the assigned professor
    • Exercises (Exercises, database, software etc.): from the materials at the professor's disposal
    • Individual assignments: assigned by course professor
    • Interactive class activities :role playing, simulations

    Metodi di valutazione dell'apprendimento / Assessment methods
      Continuous assessment Partial exams General exam
  • Written individual exam (traditional/online)
  •     x
  • Oral individual exam
  •     x
    STUDENTI FREQUENTANTI E NON FREQUENTANTI / ATTENDING AND NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

    The assessment method consists of an exam focused on reading, writing, listening and speaking competencies in line with international certifications.

    The mark is expressed out of 30.

    Student can sit the exam (“general” mode) as from the end of second semester (after the end of the teaching period).

    5 exam sessions are scheduled throughout the year (May-Jun, Jun-Jul, Aug-Sept, Oct, Jan-Feb).

    The exam consists of two linked parts: written (focused on writing, reading, listening) and oral (final part focused on speaking).

     

    Please note that:

    ·        to sit for the exam, it is required to register via Punto Blu (one single registration is valid for both                  the written and oral part

    ·        the written and oral parts  have to be taken in the same exam session

    ·        the written part is the same for both attending and non attending students

             the oral part is different for attending students and non attending students

    ·        final grade: result of the written part + result of the oral part 

    ·        maximum result of the written part: 27

    ·        if the result of written part is ≥18, the student is required to sit the oral part in the same exam session           as the written part. Withdrawal is not allowed after handing in the written paper as the oral part is the           final step of a single exam (in line with international certifications)

    ·        those who hand in the written test receive notification (via Agenda yoU@B) about their result, details           for paper view.

              details about date - hour-room for the oral part will follow

    ·        result range for the oral part: min -1 to  max +4

    ·        if the student is absent at the oral part or does not interact orally, they are  given -3 in the oral part

           

    Written Part

    Writing (30 marks), Listening (40 marks), Reading Comprehension (30 marks). Each part is assigned a mark and the sum of these marks is converted into thirtieths to give the grade of the written part 

    First part

    Listening

    30 marks

    Objective

    Checking understanding of a spoken passage and making accurate notes of the information

    contained

     

    Skill

    Listening to understand

    Test

     Two sections: part 1, multiple choice answers and part 2, text completion

     

     

    opinion, inferencedeatail,

    Second part

    Reading and Vocabulary

     40 marks

     

     

    Objective

    1)    understanding texts;

    part 1: text with multiple choice exercise, part 2: gap fill with multiple choices, part 3: text with

    gap fill no multiple choice. part 4: vocabulary

    2)     knowledge of legal and commercial English vocabulary, collocations, fixed phrases,

    linking expressions

    Skill

    Understanding one or more passages of a certain complexity and length

     

    Test

    Sentence completion, multiple choice answers, vocabulary: collocations,

    fixed phrases, linking expressions legal and commercial word families.

    Third part

                                 Writing 30

     30 marks

    Objective

    The ability to write in an appropriate style using appropriate letter or report writing conventions.

    Skill

    Writing a professional document

    Test

    A professional piece of writing eg a letter or a report involving legal related  issues of

     around 250 words

    Duration

    150 minutes

    Dictionary

    Dictionaries are not allowed

     

    Oral Part

    Objective

    Explain and discuss the subject of the articles chosen, answering examiners' questions

    Skill

    Presentation skills

    Test

    A powerpoint presentation ( max 6 slides) Topic chosen has to be

    one which has been covered during the course.The oral may be done in pairs or individually.

     

    Duration

    10 minutes


    Materiali didattici / Teaching materials
    STUDENTI FREQUENTANTI E NON FREQUENTANTI / ATTENDING AND NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

    Professor’s own materials, presented and available on Blackboard.

     

     

    Last change 24/07/2020 16:45