BZ502K Basics of a Foreign Language for Bachelors - English

Faculty of Law
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/10. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Taught online.
Mgr. Radmila Doupovcová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Barbora Chovancová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Radmila Doupovcová
Language Centre, Faculty of Law Division - Language Centre
Contact Person: Lenka Pavlíková
Supplier department: Language Centre, Faculty of Law Division - Language Centre
Timetable of Seminar Groups
BZ502K/01: Fri 9. 10. 10:00–11:40 025, 12:00–13:40 025, Fri 18. 12. 12:00–13:40 038, R. Doupovcová
! NOWANY ( BZ503K Foreign Languaguage-German ) && ! OBOR ( PR ) && ! OBOR ( PR01 ) && ! PROGRAM ( N - VS )
The prerequisite for the course Introduction to English for Lawyers is the language competence at the pre-intermediate level (A2 - ERF)
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
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Course objectives
The course develops language skills, especially reading comprehension and writing. The students are expected to reach the language competence of B1 level applied to specific and academic language.
Learning outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to understand simple texts on specific topics, deduce the meanings of unknown words from a context and define key legal terms.
  • 1. Basic legal terms - what is law, introduction to legal English 2. Lawyers at work, curriculum vitae, job interview 3. Sources of law - common law systems, continental systems 4. Civil and public law 5. Fundamental rights - constitutional and human rights 6. Contracts - essential elements, types of contracts 7. Land law - a copy of an entry in the Land Register 8. Criminal law 9. Public administration 10. Correspondence with citizens and institutions - formal letters, e-mails
  • POWELL, Richard. Law Today. 1993rd ed. London: Longman, 1993. info
Teaching methods
The course is taught on the basis of an e-learning program with an introductory seminar.
Assessment methods
The course is ended by a colloquium in the form of a test - 30 multiple-choice questions. Students have to score at least 70%.
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Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019.
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