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KIEN3623 Legal English: Module 3 3 op
Organised by
Centre for Language and Communication St./English
Person in charge
Centre for Language and Communication Studies: University Lecturer Anna Krizsan
Preceding studies
Legal English Module 1, Legal English Module 2


Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: C1

General description

This is an advanced course of Legal English that builds on the skills and competences acquired during the previous English courses (Modules 1 and 2). Targeted level of language proficiency: C1.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course the students should be able to
- communicate fluently and accurately (using appropriate legal terminology) in English in a variety of
situations (including problem-solving, discussions and debates) on a variety of topics in the field of law;
- communicate effectively in cross-cultural contexts;
- analyse academic texts and different types of legal documents, and apply the information to formulate
their own argument;
- plan and write a short text in English (e.g., a letter of advice, memo) on a topic from the field of law, using
appropriate format, structure, style and professional language;
- employ learning strategies practiced in the course to develop their own English language skills in the


1. issue-oriented themes and texts
2. analysis of cases
3. authentic legal documents and academic texts
4. language practice and exercises in all four skill areas: listening, reading, writing and oral production

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Tutorials 30 h 0 h
Independent work 40 h 0 h

Student-centred interactive contact learning.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam
  • In English
  • In English
Participation in classroom work
  • In English

A minimum of 75% class attendance. Attendance at first class is obligatory.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 0-5.
Exam + course assignments + participation in classroom work

Recommended year of study

4. year autumn

Study materials

Provided by the instructor.

Further information

All the exams take 4 hours.

1. Students cannot take more than one module at the same time.
2. The English courses must be taken in sequential order.
3. No extra written assignments can compensate for the 75% attendance rule.
4. Students are required to register for one group and remain in that group.
5. Registration for the course in Nettiopsu.

Belongs to following study modules

Kieli- ja viestintäopintojen keskus
Oikeustieteellinen tiedekunta
OTM-tutkinnon kieli- ja viestintäopinnot (Oikeustiede, OTM-tutkinto)
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Kieli- ja viestintäopintojen keskus
Kieli- ja viestintäopintojen keskus/indonesia