Course Code : LAW 101 & LAW 102

Course Title : English for Academic & Professional Purposes (EAPP) I – English for Academic & Professional Purposes (EAPP) II

Weekly Teaching Hour: 3-hr.Lecture per week, 1 (1Hr.) tutorial per week

Who may enrol : compulsory for Year I (Freshman) LLB. Students

Prerequisites : N/A

Lecturer : To be announced on August 2020

Description : This course is designed as an introduction to advanced English language skills for academic and vocational purposes. It focuses on specific language skills required in understanding an academic research and writing a research paper. Such skills include locating and screening of relevant background information, skimming and detailed study of related literature, paraphrasing and summarizing, building up of academic vocabulary and structural repertoire, and oral presentation on a journal article. In this course, students are encouraged to further apply skills of critical thinking and opinion expression they have learned in General Academic English. EAPP I prepares students for EAPP II, an advanced study skills course to enhance students in English language communication skills required in further university legal studies and/or joining the workplace

The aims of this course are: On completion of the course, students should be able to

1. use English accurately, effectively and confidently in legal academic and professional settings;

2. apply summarizing and paraphrasing skills in the use of relevant authentic texts;

3. produce a referenced essay (with comparison and contrast of three secondary sources);

4. provide in-text citations and prepare a Reference list using the APA referencing style;

5. build academic vocabulary;

6. present the summary of a journal article

Recommended Textbook (s) and Supplementary Books :

  1. Cambridge academic English student’s book – Upper intermediate. Hewings, M. (2012). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  2. English legal terminology – Legal concepts in language, (3rd edition), By Helen Gubby
  3. Legal Dictionaries English to English
  4. Introduction to English Legal Terminology
  5. English Legal & Court System Terminology
  6. Legal Translations
  7. English Legal Terminology in Practice (Case law)

Course Assessment:

  • Class Participation 10%,

  • Mid-term Examination 30%,

  • Assignments 10%,

  • Final Examination 50%,

Attendance 95 % compulsory.