See you there!
See you there!
At the last weekend in September I attended a workshop at the University in Białystok, Poland during which a new Legal English coursebook was presented. The book “Legal English. Niezbędnik przyszłego prawnika” is a final product of a EU project and deals mostly with Polish law.
A sample chapter can be viewed here.
Unfortunately the book is not available on sale but it can be ordered free of charge from the University. Contact e-mail: email@example.com
I have just returned from II Conference on Teaching English Academic Writing that was held at Ivan Franko University in L’viv.
During the second day of the Conference I delivered a presentation on Scaffolding the Writing Component of the English for Law Syllabus which can be view here: Lviv 2011
Issues in Promoting Multilingualism. Teaching – Learning – Assessment – a new publication by Foundation for the Development of the Education System (FRSE) which I had a pleasure of writing one chapter for is available online .
In the file attached you can read about the results of an experiment which I conducted with my second year students last May. We covered the chapter on the Law of Tort and did not use any Polish in the classroom. After the experiment my students filled in a questionnaire and wrote a regular test. Here are the results which were presented online during a Legal English conference in Saratov, Russia on 29 September 2011.
On Translation 2011
Tomorrow we are screening Runaway Jury as part of our Law in Fim course which I team teach with my lawyer colleague.
I have just compiled a set of flashcards with the help of which students may revise vocabulary from the movie. The flashcards are available on quizlet website which I have come across today and found very easy to use, intuitive and efficient.
I have been awarded 3rd place in the 2010 Contest announced by “Języki Obce w Szkole” bi-monthly for foreign language teachers.
The topic of the Contest was: Innovation in teaching and learning foreign languages – chances and threats.
My paper describes a WIKI project for legal English students which is developed on www.duralex.wikispaces.com in cooperation with law students from Saratov State Law Academy in Russia whose contribution is supervised by prof. Elena Vyushkina.
I would like to thank all the students who participated so eagerly and specially Elena for her contribution and support!
You can read the text here: Języki Obce w Szkole
Poster presentations are becoming increasingly popular in the academic environment as an alternative way of presenting research results at conferences as well as a substitute for lecture like appearances which often do not leave time for the interaction between the speaker and the conference participants.
Students graduating from universities rarely have an idea what an academic poster is and how it should be designed. In order to increase students awareness of this form of presentation an English poster competition for students has been organised at Kozminski University this year. It has been a pilot edition of the competition but the plans are to organize it regularly in the coming years. This year’s competition has been addressed to students registered at Kozminski University as well as to contestants from other law faculties and secondary schools from Poland and attractive in kind prizes have been prepared by the University for the winners.
The topic selected for the first poster competition is: Libertas in Legibus (Liberty in the Law). The intention is to focus at a relatively general issue so that all students will have an opportunity to prepare a poster, even the freshmen who have just started their legal education and do not have much expertise in law yet.
The students will be invited by the University to participate in a workshop during which techniques and tools for the preparation of posters and examples of good practice will presented. Moreover, those who enrol for the competition will be encouraged to design an online questionnaire with the help of which they can research attitudes of Polish students towards the issue of liberty.
I might use the following materials during my class tomorrow during which I am going to revise the idea of the separation of powers: