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Course unit
GI04112868, A.A. 2013/14

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2013/14

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
GI0269, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2013/14
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ENGLISH LANGUAGE (BASIC)
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Private Law and Critique of Law
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge PATRICIA SOURS

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Other -- -- 3.0
Language/Final exam -- -- 3.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Start of activities 03/03/2014
End of activities 14/06/2014
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2008 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
8 A.A. 2019/20 06/12/2019 30/09/2020 PAVAN ELISABETTA (Presidente)
HELM FRANCESCA (Membro Effettivo)
7 A.A. 2018/19 17/06/2019 30/09/2019 PAVAN ELISABETTA (Presidente)
GALASSO RAFFAELLA (Membro Effettivo)
6 A.A. 2018/19 18/10/2018 16/06/2019 PAVAN ELISABETTA (Presidente)
TENCA EMANUELA (Membro Effettivo)
5 A.A. 2017/18 02/10/2017 30/09/2018 RUPIK VICTOR (Presidente)
GALLI ALESSANDRO (Membro Effettivo)
SOLARI STEFANO (Membro Effettivo)
4 A.A. 2016/17 25/11/2016 30/09/2017 PAVAN ELISABETTA (Presidente)
CREEK HILARY ANNE (Membro Effettivo)
3 A.A. 2015/16 13/11/2015 30/09/2016 RUPIK VICTOR (Presidente)
SOLARI STEFANO (Membro Effettivo)
2 A.A. 2014/15 01/10/2014 30/09/2015 SOURS PATRICIA (Presidente)
1 A.A. 2013/14 03/02/2014 30/09/2014 SOURS PATRICIA (Presidente)

Target skills and knowledge: The main objective of this course is to consolidate overall linguistic knowledge such that students obtain level B1 according to the guidelines established by the Council of Europe (QCER), with the following skills and results expected:
capacity to implement strategies for comprehension of short texts regarding contemporary topics specific to academic and professional fields, with particular attention to texts used in the course;
capacity to implement strategies for both oral comprehension and speaking regarding subjects noted in the course;
capacity to implement strategies in the organization of thought, both written and oral (wordmapping);
capacity to interact and to develop communicative competencies (spontaneously and appropriately) in English in order to be able to comprehend and to discuss texts proposed in the course, such as current events, institutions and cultural knowledge, especially within the area of law (with particular attention to human rights);
capacity to describe experiences and events, providing opinions and discussion;
capacity to make appropriate choices of lexical items, syntax, and morphology (inflections and word formation) in the construction of phrases in English;
capacity to acquire autonomy in the comprehension of both written and oral texts.
Examination methods: For students who attend 80% of the lessons, ongoing evaluations are programmed during the course, both written and oral: the average of the two marks will determine your final mark in the course.

For non-attenders: the written exam consists of two parts: the first part is a brief comprehension of a text in English with multiple choice and true/false questions; the second part is grammar and word formation (multiple choice and cloze).
The oral exam (for those who passed the written) consists of a conversation in English regarding texts chosen on current issues, institutions, and culture, also within a legal context. The oral exam texts are different for each exam session (winter, summer and recupero) and are available for copying at the Front Office at BO three weeks before the first exam session (appello) of each session. It is not necessary take the oral during the same exam session, however, it is encouraged to do the oral before the end of the academic year 2013-2014.
Assessment criteria: See 'Knowledge and skills to acquire' above).
Course unit contents: The course is divided into two parts: linguistic (language) and thematic (content). The first parts aims to significantly improve the linguistic and communicative competencies of the students. The second is intended to give students the opportunity to explore topics of interest regarding current world issues or subjects that pertain to their specific area of study in Consulente del lavoro.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The principal aim of course is to improve the use English in the four main skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing; pronunciation practice; promoting the use of strategies for the analysis and comprehension of authentic texts, strategies that are necessary both for Standard and specialized English (for example, legal English). The course intends to improve the linguistic knowledge of English (vocabulary and grammar) and to increase the capacity to interact and develop communicative competencies (spontaneously and appropriately) in English in order to be able to comprehend and to discuss the texts proposed in the course, such as current events, institutions and cultural knowledge, especially within the area of law (with particular attention to human rights).
A communicative approach is used in the course: students will be called upon to actively participate in lessons in English. The course is taught entirely in English and provides written and oral exercises (tasks) in small groups, always in English.
Additional notes about suggested reading: To fully take advantage of this course it is advised to buy the dispensa that is used in the lessons, to attend the lessons regularly, to participate actively in the lessons, and to search for opportunity to use English both in and outside the classroom this semester.
Students are encouraged to take advantage of interactive grammar practice in our site in Giurisprudenza: Consulente del lavoro/Materiale didattico/Lingua Inglese (base) Prof. Sours/Grammar Practice. Check Beaking news for news of immediacy and other support material.

Students who have certified linguistic certificates recognized by the Council of Europe (QCER), obtained no later than 24 months from the date of registration for your exam session, may receive 3 credits without having to take the written exam or attend the course. However, you are obliged to do the oral exam as a ‘non-attender’ and read those required texts. Six credits are required for students of Consulente del Lavoro. Bring a copy to the professor.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Patricia Sours, DISPENSA 2013-2014 'English Tasks for Law Students' - Consulente del Lavoro. 'Centropcopie' a Padova: Via San Francesco 140 (dopo la mensa universitari), --. La dispensa sarà disponibile alla fine di febbraio 2014.
  • Longman Pearson Limited, Active Study Dictionary (with interactive CD-ROM). Harlow:England: Longman Pearson Limited, 2004. Dizionari monolingui consigliati
  • Oxford University Press, Oxford Wordpower - Dictionary for learners of English. Oxford: England: Oxford University Press, 2003. Dizionari monolingui consigliati
  • --, --. --: --, --. Altri materiali di supporto saranno indicati durante le lezioni e scaricabili dal ‘materiale didattico’ nel sito di Consulente del lavoro