DSFRA1 French I

Faculty of Law
Autumn 2022
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught in person.
Mgr. Kateřina Sedláčková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Kateřina Chudová (assistant)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Kateřina Sedláčková, Ph.D.
Language Centre, Faculty of Law Division – Faculty Branches of University Departments – Faculty of Law
Contact Person: Lenka Pavlíková
French for Lawyers, an examination in Legal French at another faculty of law or foreign university. Level B2-C1 ERR Course.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The main objective of the subject is acquirement of the professional language French. The student is required to have read French professional literature from the respective area of law in the extent of 150 pages at least. The topic is related to the particular specialization of the student. In order to get the 1st term credit the student is required to be able to draw up a simple text (e.g. dissertation resume, essay, overview of one´s dissertation), analysis and interpretation of documents and argumentation.
Learning outcomes
There is no teaching, only exam.
  • Specialized topic according to the field of doctoral studies. The course focuses on the student’s professional specialization, with an emphasis on the topic of the dissertation, the problems of the discipline and the student’s professional fulfilment. 1. Reading professional texts in French related to the topic of the dissertation; in the extent of about 200 pages. 2. Presentation of the topic of the dissertation. 3. Discussions on the progress of the dissertation, the search of available literature, the outcomes and on the readings. 4. Written materials in French: a short survey of the readings, key terminology, a concise description of the topic of the dissertation
  • Vincent J., Guillien R.: Lexique des termes juridiques. Dalloz. Paříž. 2001
  • Chovelon.B., Morsel.M.H.: Le résumé, Le Compte rendu, La synthese. PUG. Grenoble. ISBN 2 7061 1004 X
Teaching methods
Independent study of specialized literature connected with the theme of doctoral thesis. Tutorials. Consultations with the examiner before the examination. Analysis and interpretation of documents. Discussions, information exchanges and argumentation.
Assessment methods
Verification of the competence of independent writing on the basis of: - a summary or an essay of the readings or thesis within the framework of doctoral studies (600 - 700 worlds) - list of the key terminology (50 terms) and a discussion about the Ph.D. project
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2020, Spring 2021, Autumn 2021, Spring 2022, Spring 2023, Autumn 2023, Spring 2024, Autumn 2024, Spring 2025.
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