The course

The course is aimed at students from Law Dept UniTo.

Course description

The programme includes a total of 40 hours of classroom activities, plus an e-learning platform, where participants have access to reading material, exercises, grammar notes and glossaries.

  • Course timetable: from 5 November to 17 December 2019
  • Lessons will be held on Tuesday and Friday from 12:00 to 15:30
  • Venue: Campus Luigi Einaudi, Lungo Dora Siena 100, 10153 Torino

This skill-based course – taught entirely in English – will provide participants with an overview of the most common strategies and tools necessary for effective communication. The activities will engage the participants in such activities as: role playing, pair work and teamwork, case studies, simulations and active debate, in addition to writing summaries and/or brief reports and emails.

Complementing these activities, students will also work on improving the fundamentals of the English language (i.e. grammar and syntax) with a particular focus on legal English.

Students will learn:

  • To be aware of body language and develop a keener perception of underlying messages, needs and intentions
  • To develop speaking and writing skills in order to translate thoughts and opinions into clear, precise and concise English
  • To read and listen carefully. It is equally important to be able to listen to others in order to understand their issues and concerns as it is to read lengthy texts, often on unfamiliar topics
  • To use specific legal terminology with more confidence
  • To use a more formal way of communicating in English
  • To develop more effective advocacy skills through the use of narrative

Course material

Reading material will be made available throughout the course.
Resources which will supplement the course: audio and video materials will complement and add momentum to the course.

Course policy

A maximum of 30 places is available, so the first 30 submissions will be accepted. Please use the application form to submit your application.

At the end of the course there will be a final written and oral exams with assessment and certification of the level, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Participant who have attended the course (for a minimum of 30 hours) and have passed the final exams, will be granted up to 6 CFU (“Ulteriori conoscenze linguistiche *” – “Altre attività” – “Seminario” – “Prova di abilità”).

* si precisa che non sono sostituibili ai 3 crediti di base di lingua inglese

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