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Calendar plan of the subject

Semester 5

 

¹ Topic Distribution of classes by weeks
Practical classes ISW IWUSI
Theme 1. Legal systems The structure of the law The constitution Jurisdiction. Speaking hour  
Theme 2. Sources of law: legislation Background to making new law Early development of a Bill Passing an Act. Speaking hour  
Theme 3. Sources of law: common law Common law in the UK Law reports. Speaking hour  
Theme 4. The court system Civil courts Criminal courts. Speaking hour  
Theme 5. Criminal justice and criminal proceedings Criminal justice Categories of criminal offence Criminal court proceedings. Speaking hour  
Theme 6. Civil procedure Civil procedure rules Proceeding with a claim Speaking hour  
Theme 7. Tribunals The status and range of tribunals Composition of tribunals and procedure. Speaking hour Midterm 1  
Theme 8. European Union Law What is the EU? How does the EU impact on member states? Speaking hour  
Theme 9. Judges Judicial appointments in the UK Training of judges Civil courts: sentencing and court orders. Speaking hour  
Theme 10. Business organizations Sole trader Partnerships Limited companies. Speaking hour  
Theme 11. Formation of a company Incorporation Memorandum and Articles of Association. Speaking hour  
Theme 12. Employment law Contract of employment. Speaking hour  
Theme 13. Legalese Legal language Latin terms Older words and modern equivalents Speaking hour  
Theme 14. Intellectual property: copyright and patent Patent Office in the UK. Speaking hour  
Theme 15. Environmental law (international and national). Application of environmental law. Speaking hour Midterm 2
  Final Exam  

 

Speaking topics and assignments

 

¹ Speaking topics Speaking tasks
Theme 1. Legal systems   Distinctive features of the legal system and constitution in Kazakhstan  
Theme 2. Sources of law: legislation   The process of making new law in Kazakhstan  
Theme 3. Sources of law: common law   How cases are used and recorded in the legal system of Kazakhstan  
Theme 4. The court system   Court system and its structure in Kazakhstan  
Theme 5. Criminal justice and criminal proceedings   The process of a criminal trial in the legal system of Kazakhstan
Theme 6. Civil procedure   The process of a civil claim in the legal system of Kazakhstan  
Theme 7. Tribunals   Resolution of disputes between private citizens in the legal system of Kazakhstan  
Theme 8. European Union Law   What is the EU? How does the EU impact on member states?  
Theme 9. Judges   Judicial appointments in Kazakhstan. What powers of sentencing do judges have in the legal system of Kazakhstan?  
Theme 10. Business organizations   Established forms of business organizations in Kazakhstan  
Theme 11. Formation of a company   What procedures are necessary to form a limited company in the jurisdiction of Kazakhstan?  
Theme 12. Employment law   The main statutory and contractual rights in employment in the jurisdiction of Kazakhstan.  
Theme 13. Legalese   Advantages and disadvantages of drafting legal text in ‘plain’ language?  
Theme 14. Intellectual property: copyright and patent   Copyright enforcement in Kazakhstan. What is not patentable in the jurisdiction of Kazakhstan?  
Theme 15. Environmental law   International & national environmental law. Areas of application of environmental law. Fundamental principles of the environmental legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Environmental Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan and relationship regulated by this Code.

 



Content of practical classes, forms of control and scoring

Semester 5

 

¹   Main issues Literature Forms of control Number of points
Theme 1. Legal systems The structure of the law The constitution Jurisdiction. Speaking hour.   Professional English in Use Law by Gillian D. Brown & Sally Rice, Cambridge University Press, 2009, pp.8-9.   Oral & Written
Theme 2. Sources of law: legislation Background to making new law Early development of a Bill Passing an Act. Speaking hour.   Professional English in Use Law by Gillian D. Brown & Sally Rice, Cambridge University Press, 2009, pp.10-11.   Oral & Written
Theme 3. Sources of law: common law Common law in the UK Law reports. Speaking hour.   Professional English in Use Law by Gillian D. Brown & Sally Rice, Cambridge University Press, 2009, pp.12-13.   Oral & Written
Theme 4. The court system Civil courts Criminal courts. Speaking hour.   Professional English in Use Law by Gillian D. Brown & Sally Rice, Cambridge University Press, 2009, pp.14-15.   Oral & Written
Theme 5. Criminal justice and criminal proceedings Criminal justice Categories of criminal offence Criminal court proceedings. Speaking hour.   Professional English in Use Law by Gillian D. Brown & Sally Rice, Cambridge University Press, 2009, pp.16-17.   Oral & Written
Theme 6. Civil procedure Civil procedure rules Proceeding with a claim Speaking hour.   Professional English in Use Law by Gillian D. Brown & Sally Rice, Cambridge University Press, 2009, pp.18-19.   Oral & Written
Theme 7. Tribunals The status and range of tribunals Composition of tribunals and procedure. Speaking hour. Midterm 1   Professional English in Use Law by Gillian D. Brown & Sally Rice, Cambridge University Press, 2009, pp. 20-21.   Oral & Written
Theme 8. European Union Law What is the EU? How does the EU impact on member states? Speaking hour.   Professional English in Use Law by Gillian D. Brown & Sally Rice, Cambridge University Press, 2009, pp.22-23.   Oral & Written
Theme 9. Judges Judicial appointments in the UK Training of judges Civil courts: sentencing and court orders. Speaking hour.   Professional English in Use Law by Gillian D. Brown & Sally Rice, Cambridge University Press, 2009, pp.30-31.   Oral & Written
Theme 10. Business organizations Sole trader Partnerships Limited companies. Speaking hour.     Professional English in Use Law by Gillian D. Brown & Sally Rice, Cambridge University Press, 2009, pp.44-45; English for Legal Professionals by Andrew Frost, Cambridge University Press, 2013, pp. 5-15.   Oral & Written
Theme 11. Formation of a company Incorporation Memorandum and Articles of Association. Speaking hour.   Professional English in Use Law by Gillian D. Brown & Sally Rice, Cambridge University Press, 2009, pp.46-47.   Oral & Written
Theme 12. Employment law Contract of employment. Speaking hour.   Professional English in Use Law by Gillian D. Brown & Sally Rice, Cambridge University Press, 2009, pp.88-89; English for Legal Professionals by Andrew Frost, Cambridge University Press, 2013, pp. 16-25.   Oral & Written
Theme 13. Legalese Legal language Latin terms Older words and modern equivalents. Speaking hour.   Professional English in Use Law by Gillian D. Brown & Sally Rice, Cambridge University Press, 2009, pp.42-43.   Oral & Written
Theme 14. Intellectual property: copyright and patent Patent Office in the UK. Speaking hour.   Professional English in Use Law by Gillian D. Brown & Sally Rice, Cambridge University Press, 2009, pp.90-91; English for Legal Professionals by Andrew Frost, Cambridge University Press, 2013, pp. 37-47.   Oral & Written
Theme 15. Environmental law (international and national) Application of environmental law. Speaking hour. Revision and consolidation of the material Midterm 2 Professional English in Use Law by Gillian D. Brown & Sally Rice, Cambridge University Press, 2009, pp.96-97. Oral & Written

 

 

IWUSI schedule

Semester 5

 

¹ Theme Assignments for independent work (ISW) Recommended literature   Forms of control   Week Max. score (per week)
Theme 1. Legal systems The structure of the law The constitution Jurisdiction. Distinctive features of the legal system and constitution in Kazakhstan   Professional English in Use Law Do exercises 1-3 on p. 9   Prepare presentations about the legal system and constitution in Kazakhstan   Professional English in Use Law by Gillian D. Brown & Sally Rice, Cambridge University Press, 2009, pp.8-9; English for Legal Professionals by Andrew Frost, Cambridge University Press, 2013; Oxford Dictionary of Law, Oxford University Press, 2009; Test Your Professional English – Law by Nick Brieger, Pearson Education Ltd, 2012; Business Vocabulary in Use, Cambridge University Press, 2006; Internet.   Checking in a group     Presentations      
Theme 2. Sources of law: legislation Background to making new law Early development of a Bill Passing an Act. The process of making new law in Kazakhstan   Do exercises 1-3 on p.11   Get ready to discuss the process of making new law in Kazakhstan Professional English in Use Law by Gillian D. Brown & Sally Rice, Cambridge University Press, 2009, pp.10-11; English for Legal Professionals by Andrew Frost, Cambridge University Press, 2013; Oxford Dictionary of Law, Oxford University Press, 2009; Test Your Professional English – Law by Nick Brieger, Pearson Education Ltd, 2012; Business Vocabulary in Use, Cambridge University Press, 2006; Internet.   Vocabulary quiz   Discussion
Theme 3. Sources of law: common law Common law in the UK Law reports. How cases are used and recorded in the legal system of Kazakhstan   Do exercises 1-3 on p.13   Be ready to discuss the topic “How cases are used and recorded in the legal system of Kazakhstan”     Professional English in Use Law by Gillian D. Brown & Sally Rice, Cambridge University Press, 2009, pp.12-13; English for Legal Professionals by Andrew Frost, Cambridge University Press, 2013; Oxford Dictionary of Law, Oxford University Press, 2009; Test Your Professional English – Law by Nick Brieger, Pearson Education Ltd, 2012; Business Vocabulary in Use, Cambridge University Press, 2006; Internet.   Vocabulary quiz   Discussion     Writing    
Theme 4. The court system Civil courts Criminal courts. Court system and its structure in Kazakhstan   Do exercises 1-3 on p.15     Prepare presentations about court system and its structure in Kazakhstan   Professional English in Use Law by Gillian D. Brown & Sally Rice, Cambridge University Press, 2009, pp.14-15; English for Legal Professionals by Andrew Frost, Cambridge University Press, 2013; Oxford Dictionary of Law, Oxford University Press, 2009; Test Your Professional English – Law by Nick Brieger, Pearson Education Ltd, 2012; Business Vocabulary in Use, Cambridge University Press, 2006; Internet.   Checking in a group     Presentations   Discussion
Theme 5. Criminal justice and criminal proceedings Criminal justice Categories of criminal offence Criminal court proceedings. The process of a criminal trial in the legal system of Kazakhstan   Do exercises 1-3 on p.17   Learn the definitions of the active vocabulary   Get ready to speak about the process of a criminal trial in the legal system of Kazakhstan Professional English in Use Law by Gillian D. Brown & Sally Rice, Cambridge University Press, 2009, pp.16-17; English for Legal Professionals by Andrew Frost, Cambridge University Press, 2013; Oxford Dictionary of Law, Oxford University Press, 2009; Test Your Professional English – Law by Nick Brieger, Pearson Education Ltd, 2012; Business Vocabulary in Use, Cambridge University Press, 2006; Internet.   Vocabulary quiz   Writing     Discussion    
Theme 6. Civil procedure Civil procedure rules Proceeding with a claim The process of a civil claim in the legal system of Kazakhstan   Do exercises 1-3 on p.19   Assignment from the rubric named “Over to you”, page 19 Professional English in Use Law by Gillian D. Brown & Sally Rice, Cambridge University Press, 2009, pp.18-19; English for Legal Professionals by Andrew Frost, Cambridge University Press, 2013; Oxford Dictionary of Law, Oxford University Press, 2009; Test Your Professional English – Law by Nick Brieger, Pearson Education Ltd, 2012; Business Vocabulary in Use, Cambridge University Press, 2006; Internet.   Checking in a group   Presentation or discussion
7. Theme 7. Tribunals The status and range of tribunals Composition of tribunals and procedure. Resolution of disputes between private citizens in the legal system of Kazakhstan Midterm 1 Do exercises 1-3 on p.19   Internet research on resolution of disputes between private citizens in the legal system of Kazakhstan   Preparation for midterm test Professional English in Use Law by Gillian D. Brown & Sally Rice, Cambridge University Press, 2009, pp.20-21; English for Legal Professionals by Andrew Frost, Cambridge University Press, 2013; Oxford Dictionary of Law, Oxford University Press, 2009; Test Your Professional English – Law by Nick Brieger, Pearson Education Ltd, 2012; Business Vocabulary in Use, Cambridge University Press, 2006; Internet.   Vocabulary games     Discussion of the results of the Internet research     Test  
Theme 8. European Union Law What is the EU? How does the EU impact on member states? How has membership of the EU affected the jurisdiction of Kazakhstan?   Do exercises 1-3 on p.21     Get ready to speak about the EU legislation Professional English in Use Law by Gillian D. Brown & Sally Rice, Cambridge University Press, 2009, pp.22-23; English for Legal Professionals by Andrew Frost, Cambridge University Press, 2013; Oxford Dictionary of Law, Oxford University Press, 2009; Test Your Professional English – Law by Nick Brieger, Pearson Education Ltd, 2012; Business Vocabulary in Use, Cambridge University Press, 2006; Internet.   Checking in a group     Presentation or discussion    
Theme 9. Judges Judicial appointments in the UK Training of judges Civil courts: sentencing and court orders. What powers of sentencing do judges have in the legal system of Kazakhstan?   Do exercises 1-3 on p.31   Be ready to discuss the topic “What powers of sentencing do judges have in the legal system of Kazakhstan”   Professional English in Use Law by Gillian D. Brown & Sally Rice, Cambridge University Press, 2009, pp.30-31; English for Legal Professionals by Andrew Frost, Cambridge University Press, 2013; Oxford Dictionary of Law, Oxford University Press, 2009; Test Your Professional English – Law by Nick Brieger, Pearson Education Ltd, 2012; Business Vocabulary in Use, Cambridge University Press, 2006; Internet.   Vocabulary quiz   Discussion of the results of the Internet research      
Theme 10. Business organizations Sole trader Partnerships Limited companies. What information would you want from a client wanting to start up a small profit-making business? What advice would you offer your client?     Do exercises 1-2 on p.45     Get ready to discuss the topic “Setting up a business” or make a presentation     Professional English in Use Law by Gillian D. Brown & Sally Rice, Cambridge University Press, 2009, pp.44-45; English for Legal Professionals by Andrew Frost, Cambridge University Press, 2013; Oxford Dictionary of Law, Oxford University Press, 2009; Test Your Professional English – Law by Nick Brieger, Pearson Education Ltd, 2012; Business Vocabulary in Use, Cambridge University Press, 2006; Internet.   Checking in a group     Presentations   Discussion    
Theme 11. Formation of a company Incorporation Memorandum and Articles of Association. What procedures are necessary to form a limited company in the jurisdiction of Kazakhstan?   Do exercises 1-2 on p.47     Group discussion on the topic “What procedures are necessary to form a limited company in the jurisdiction of Kazakhstan?”   Professional English in Use Law by Gillian D. Brown & Sally Rice, Cambridge University Press, 2009, pp.46-47; English for Legal Professionals by Andrew Frost, Cambridge University Press, 2013; Oxford Dictionary of Law, Oxford University Press, 2009; Test Your Professional English – Law by Nick Brieger, Pearson Education Ltd, 2012; Business Vocabulary in Use, Cambridge University Press, 2006; Internet.   Checking in a group.     Group discussion    
Theme 12. Employment law Contract of employment. The main statutory and contractual rights in employment in the jurisdiction of Kazakhstan. What rights do employers and employees have on termination of contract in KZ?   Do exercises 1-4 on p.89   Get ready to discuss the topic “What rights do employers and employees have on termination of contract in KZ?”   Professional English in Use Law by Gillian D. Brown & Sally Rice, Cambridge University Press, 2009, pp.88-89; English for Legal Professionals by Andrew Frost, Cambridge University Press, 2013; Oxford Dictionary of Law, Oxford University Press, 2009; Test Your Professional English – Law by Nick Brieger, Pearson Education Ltd, 2012; Business Vocabulary in Use, Cambridge University Press, 2006; Internet.   Checking in a group   Group discussion    
Theme 13. Legalese Legal language Latin terms Older words and modern equivalents.   Do exercises 1-2 on p.43   Get ready to discuss advantages and disadvantages of drafting legal text in ‘plain’ language?     Professional English in Use Law by Gillian D. Brown & Sally Rice, Cambridge University Press, 2009, pp.42-43; English for Legal Professionals by Andrew Frost, Cambridge University Press, 2013; Oxford Dictionary of Law, Oxford University Press, 2009; Test Your Professional English – Law by Nick Brieger, Pearson Education Ltd, 2012; Business Vocabulary in Use, Cambridge University Press, 2006; Internet.   Vocabulary quiz  
Theme 14. Intellectual property: copyright and patent Patent Office in the UK. Copyright enforcement in Kazakhstan. What is not patentable in the jurisdiction of Kazakhstan?   Do exercises 1-4 on p. 91   Find in the Internet some information about the Patent Office in the UK & be ready to tell about copyright enforcement in Kazakhstan   Professional English in Use Law by Gillian D. Brown & Sally Rice, Cambridge University Press, 2009, pp.90-91; English for Legal Professionals by Andrew Frost, Cambridge University Press, 2013; Oxford Dictionary of Law, Oxford University Press, 2009; Test Your Professional English – Law by Nick Brieger, Pearson Education Ltd, 2012; Business Vocabulary in Use, Cambridge University Press, 2006; Internet.   Vocabulary check   Checking in a group  
Theme 15. Environmental law (international and national). Areas of application of environmental law. Revision and consolidation of the material Midterm 2 Do exercises 1-3 on p. 97   Be ready to discuss fundamental principles of the environmental legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.   Preparation for midterm test Professional English in Use Law by Gillian D. Brown & Sally Rice, Cambridge University Press, 2009, pp.96-97; English for Legal Professionals by Andrew Frost, Cambridge University Press, 2013; Oxford Dictionary of Law, Oxford University Press, 2009; Test Your Professional English – Law by Nick Brieger, Pearson Education Ltd, 2012; Business Vocabulary in Use, Cambridge University Press, 2006; Internet.   Discussion about Kazakhstan situation     Test

 

Criteria scale for measuring language competences

 

Assessment of the level of students’ achievements is made in accordance with the letter system (A-F) accepted in the credit technology of education, corresponding to percentage content from 0 to 100%.

Grade in points (P) Digital equivalent (D) Grade in letter system (L)   Grade (in accordance with the traditional system (Ò)
95-100   À Excellent
90-94   3,76 À-
85-89   3,33 Â+ Good
80-84   3,0 Â
75-79   2,67 Â-
70-74   2,33 Ñ+ Satisfactory
65-69   2,0 Ñ
60-64   1,67 Ñ-
55-59   1,33 D+
50-54   1,0 D
0-49   F Unsatisfactory

 

The following forms of control are used:

 

- standard and profession oriented assignments;

- testing (open and closed tests);

- presentations;

- round-table talks, discussions;

- role playing;

- conferences, etc.

 

Policy of scoring

 

The assessment of students in the framework of the credit system is made on the basis of points and rating system for evaluating academic work performance of students. The policy of scoring is based on objective principles, transparency, flexibility and high level of differentiation.

The rating of the discipline is evaluated on the 100 point scale.

 

Points distribution, according to the types of assignments

 

Current monitoring of students’ progress is conducted on each subject of the discipline and includes knowledge control in classroom and extracurricular classes. Evaluation of current control (admission rating score) consists of estimation of current control in a classroom and midterm control (extracurricular activities).

 

The current control of students’ academic achievements is expressed in terms of 100 point scale for each completed assignment (active participation in classes, fulfilment of homework assignments, a student’s independent work, midterm control) and the final result of the current performance control equals to arithmetic mean of the sums of all ratings received during the academic period.

 

Score distribution, according to the types of control

 

Types of control 1st rating 2nd rating  
Current control (Cc) Ìàõ 100 Ìàõ 100  
Midterm control (Mc) Ìàõ 100 (7th week) Ìàõ 100 (15th week)  
Rating calculation (Cc + Mc) : 2
Admission rating (Ar) (1 rating + 2 rating ) : 2 not less than 60 points
Final control (test – Fc) Ìàõ 100 not less than 50 points
Final score (Fs) Fs = (Ar + Fc) : 2  

Score distribution on the discipline according to the types of control

 

Weeks Type of control Assignment Maximum score
Current control Possible tasks: presentation, Internet research; quiz; role-play; dispute; round-table discussion, etc.
Current control
Current control
Current control
Current control
Current control
Midterm control 1 (Mc) Test and other forms
Rating 1 R1 = (Cc + Mc) : 2
Current control Home control assignments (essay, literary translation of the text, etc.)
Current control
Current control
Current control
Current control
Current control
Midterm control 2 (Mc) Test and other forms
Current control    
Rating 2 R2 = (Cc + Mc) : 2
Admission rating (Ar) (R 1 + R2) : 2 not less than 60 points
16,17,18 Final control (test) (Fc) Test, oral quiz and other forms not less than 50 points
Final score on the discipline (Fc) (Ar + Fc) : 2
         

 

 

Course policy

 

1. Attendance: If you miss classes, YOU are responsible for consolidation of the material covered.

2. Requirements: You should be interested in studying and consolidating the programme material. All assignments should be done by students regularly and by the time set by the teacher. Students must not be late for classes. Mobiles should be switched off when entering the class.

3. Practical classes: New material is introduced and consolidated at practical classes. It also includes oral and written forms of control.

4. Total score is the sum of all points a student gets for practical classes and IWUSI, and marks received for midterm tests and final exam.

5. Teacher has the right to deprive students from some points in case they do not follow the above rules.

 

Recommended literature

 

1. Professional English in Use - Law by Gillian D. Brown & Sally Rice, Cambridge University Press, 2009

Optional literature

 

1. English for Legal Professionals by Andrew Frost, Cambridge University Press, 2013

2. Oxford Dictionary of Law, Oxford University Press, 2009

3. Legal English by William R. McKay & Helen E. Charlton, Pearson Education Limited, 2005

4. Test Your Professional English – Law by Nick Brieger, Pearson Education Limited, 2012

5. Business Vocabulary in Use, Cambridge University Press, 2006

 

 


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