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Inglés III (GED90003)

General information

Type:

OB

Curs:

3

Period:

S semester

ECTS Credits:

4 ECTS

Teaching Staff:

Prerequisites

This course aims to raise students' level of English to the Common European Framework level C1, e.g., Cambridge Advanced Certificate in English (CAE). In order to obtain full benefit from the course, students should have passed English 2 or have an equivalent level (near C1), and be able to communicate relatively fluently on subjects of a legal or social nature.

Previous Knowledge

A Common European Framework C1 level

Workload distribution

Workload distribution:
- Classroom based activities: approx. 65%
- Directed activities: approx. 20%
- Independent study: approx. 15%
Students are held increasingly responsible for their own progress.

COURSE CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAM

This subject aims to provide students with the academic skills necessary to participate in the exchange programme where courses are taught in English, with special focus on areas related to the field of Law. Good command of English is required in business and educational environments.

Course Learning Objectives

Students will be able to apply their language skills in a professional and academic environment:
Speaking:
- Communicate fluently in group conversations
- Participate in class, seminars, negotiations and meetings
- Give a presentation on legal or social issues and deal with questions that arise

Listening:
- Understand classes given in English in the second cycle
- Participate in the international exchange programme in an English-speaking setting

Reading:
- Read authentic legal texts for general and for specific meaning

Writing:
- Write a formal legal report with appropriate register

Competences

4. Conveying information and/or knowledge
27. Intellectual curiosity (`enlightened professionalism')

Relation between Activities and Competences

4 27
Writing    
Speaking    

CONTENT

1. Speaking

The mark on the speaking component will be based on:
Negotiations, 20%
Presentation, 20%
Mid-term problem-solving discussion, 10%
Final exam problem-solving discussion, 50%

2. Writing

The mark on the speaking component will be based on:
Mid-term summary comment, 20%
Report on tasks, 30%
Final written exam, 40%
Participation, 10%

Relation between Activities and Contents

1 2
Writing    
Speaking    

Methodology

Effective learning also depends on extensive individual work outside class, the writing tasks, extensive and intensive reading, studying structural and lexical aspects of the language and preparing presentations on law-related issues.

Speaking skills: activities designed to offer opportunities to practice speaking skills include discussions, role-playing exercises, debates, negotiations and presentations.

Listening comprehension: students practise listening for gist, identifying key points and listening for details. These activities draw not only from learning materials, but also on a wide range of authentic material from sources such as television programmes or the internet.

Reading: different skills are developed, including reading and analysis for academic purposes, using texts extracted from a variety of sources.

Writing: students will become aware of and able to use a formal register by writing emails and reports.

Linguistic resources: all the above skills demand constant consolidation and expansion of syntactic and lexical knowledge, as well as practice in pronunciation and intonation. This involves focusing on aspects of the language that students are already familiar with but do not yet control fully.

Legal terminology will be introduced when discussing contemporary issues such as: compensation culture, corporate social responsibility, human rights, civil liberties, terrorism, intellectual property and Labour Law.

ASSESSMENT

ASSESSMENT BREAKDOWN

Description %
Writing 50
Speaking 50

Assessment criteria

Students who do not:
1. Pass the course at the FIRST SITTING OF THE EXAM, due to not attending class, not completing the set activities or copying them will not be able to RE-SIT THE FINAL EXAM and will therefore have to re-take the course again and complete the set activities specified by faculty.
2. Have the level of required competences will be able to move on to the next year of the programme so long as they pass this course, but they will not be able to complete the final degree project without acquiring the required competence levels for the degree programme.

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