Legal english exam

A.Y. 2020/2021
3
Max ECTS
30
Overall hours
SSD
L-LIN/12
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
Students will acquire and improve their ability to understand both written and oral scientific texts. Particular attention will be given to the lexical syntactic and pragmatic aspects of English for Law. Lectures will include lexical work practical exercises interactive activities and the analysis of scientific materials.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course students will be able to:
Understand English legal papers that range from commercial contracts legal documents and corporate and financial agreements, as well as dealing with legal instruments, in both written and spoken English.

Understand and use English legal terminology
Course syllabus and organization

Surname A-L

Lesson period
Second semester
Should the emergency situation continue, with the consequent implementation of the COVID-19 containment measures, the lessons will be regularly delivered remotely on a synchronous and / or asynchronous basis.
Course syllabus
The course will focus both on the peculiarities of legal English compared to general English and on the reading analysis and comprehension of legal texts. Each lesson will be based on a main topic with a theoretical explanation and exercises in class.

Differences between General English and legal English
Distinguishing characteristics of legal English
Contract language and contract drafting
Legal writing and correspondence
Negotiation in the legal world
UK vs US Terminology and Legal Systems
Prerequisites for admission
Before starting this course students should have acquired a fairly good competence in English level B1 (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). We strongly suggest further practice of basic skills for those who do not have this prerequisite.
Teaching methods
Each face-to-face lesson will deal with a specific topic while considering particular linguistic features typical of legal and academic institutions. The theoretical explanations will be accompanied by exercises and analyses to consolidate the content of the lesson.
Teaching Resources
Course book required for linguistic, lexical and comprehension practice during the lessons
Pursuing Academic Literacy - An advanced resource book for English Language Learners di Nicola Pelizzari
Editore LibreriaUniversitaria Edizioni ISBN 8833592723

Slides and practice material will be given during the lessons, they should be considered as part of the course
Assessment methods and Criteria
The exam will be written for all candidates and will last 45 minutes. Candidates will be asked to answer open-ended and multiple-choice questions regarding the topics and notions that have been presented during the lessons. Same type of exam will be applied both to attending/non-attending students. It is strongly recommended that students attend the full course.
L-LIN/12 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH - University credits: 3
Lessons: 30 hours
Professor: Pelizzari Nicola

Surname M-Z

Lesson period
Second semester
Should the emergency situation continue, with the consequent implementation of the COVID-19 containment measures, the lessons will be regularly delivered remotely on a synchronous and / or asynchronous basis.
Course syllabus
The course will focus both on the peculiarities of legal English compared to general English and on the reading analysis and comprehension of legal texts. Each lesson will be based on a main topic with a theoretical explanation and exercises in class.

Differences between General English and legal English
Distinguishing characteristics of legal English
Contract language and contract drafting
Legal writing and correspondence
Negotiation in the legal world
UK vs US Terminology and Legal Systems
Prerequisites for admission
Before starting this course students should have acquired a fairly good competence in English level B1 (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). We strongly suggest further practice of basic skills for those who do not have this prerequisite.
Teaching methods
Each face-to-face lesson will deal with a specific topic while considering particular linguistic features typical of legal and academic institutions. The theoretical explanations will be accompanied by exercises and analyses to consolidate the content of the lesson.
Teaching Resources
Course book required for linguistic, lexical and comprehension practice during the lessons
Pursuing Academic Literacy - An advanced resource book for English Language Learners di Nicola Pelizzari
Editore LibreriaUniversitaria Edizioni ISBN 8833592723

Slides and practice material will be given during the lessons, they should be considered as part of the course
Assessment methods and Criteria
The exam will be written for all candidates and will last 45 minutes. Candidates will be asked to answer open-ended and multiple-choice questions regarding the topics and notions that have been presented during the lessons. Same type of exam will be applied both to attending/non-attending students. It is strongly recommended that students attend the full course.
L-LIN/12 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH - University credits: 3
Lessons: 30 hours
Professor: Pelizzari Nicola