English Language Department
To instill general English language communication skills, legal terms, analytical thinking, and occupational habits that will contribute to the success of learners throughout their academic and professional careers in law.
Scope and Sequence
English Language Department ( ELD) at Kuwait International Law School (KiLAW) was establish in 2011. ELD is a part of KILAW administrative and organizational structure and all its programmes shall be subject to the School deanship approval. ELD offers English language programmes to newly admitted students to KiLAW for the purpose of improving their English Language level to be able to deal with the academic and language load of specialized legal subjects that are taught in English Language. ELD has designed its programmes based on two main objectives; first to improve students’ general English Language Skills. Secondly , ELD programmes aim at improving students’ knowledge of legal English and terminologies. ELD achieves its programmes objectives through implementing a variety of teaching methodologies that are based on student-centred sctivities, critical thinking and academic research.
The main programmes that ELD offers are:
Course 101iE is an intensive non-credit course serving students who possess a communicative range similar to that described in the CEFR “Basic user” Al level http://cdn.asiancorrespondent.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/CEFR.ipq . It addresses the comprehension and production of less able non-native speakers of English and aims to improve their reading, vocabulary, grammar, and oral self-expression plus organize their writing. The course reviews basic sentence structure and simple verb forms and focuses to an extent on reported speech and using passive forms. Readings bear mainly general English themes, but several passages contain basic legal English, such as those on the history of law, the legal concept of marriage, and Citigroup, which touches upon financial and commercial legal English.
Course 101E ,Essentially low intermediate, is the first credit-bearing course of the English language program. Student capabilities lie between CEFR “Basic user” A2 and “Independent user” B1 levels http://cdn.asiancorrespondent.com/wpcontent/uploads/2015/04/CEFR.jpg . The 101E textbook has general English subject matter although the majority of it is ESP of a legal nature, e.g., lease law, joint liability companies, and legal separation. This course seeks to enhance academic reading skills as well as reading rate and comprehension, vocabulary, and study skills. Emphasis on writing is through exposure to more complex and formal English grammar, sentence structure, and paragraph organization.
Course 102E is the second credit-bearing course of the English language program , the intermediate to roughly high-intermediate, whose enrollees are able to communicate along the span of CEFR’s “Independent user” B2 to “Proficient user” Cl measurements http://cdn.asiancorrespondent.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/CEFR.jpq . Legal ESP topics (company capital, criminology, and child custody, for instance) dominate book contents given that a core objective is to broaden knowledge, understanding, analysis, and the application of legal ideas via sustained reading of a single written piece. Students explore fundamentals of academic writing by way of essay tasks that pose questions requiring synthesis of newly and previously learned information. Course 102E additionally endeavors to prepare students for academic discussions, presentations, and debates by having them occasionally consult secondary resources, extract main ideas, and integrate them into one or more unified individual or group projects.
Course 103 is the elevated level, exclusive legal bent, and elective classification of 103E cause it to attract students who fit CEFR’s C2 description. This course examines multiple readings of at least four Units (on contract, criminal, company, and real property law) from Cambridge’s
Introduction to International Legal English by Amy Krois-Lindner, Matt Firth, and TransLegal®, the lone published rather than in-house course book of the ELD program.The goals of Course 103E are to augment legal vocabulary, deepen contemplation of
legal concerns, invite greater scrutiny of cases and the implications of their outcomes, expand discussion, and fortify presentation skills. Unit writing assignments include e-mails and letters of advice, and class duties require the execution of simple research and the citing of references. Recordings aid with practicing both listening comprehension and note taking. Attention to good oral communication is an integral part of every activity.
Faculty Members and Positions
Dr Abbas Al Shammeri
DalalSulaiman Al- Nasrallah
NourahEmad Al- Majed
Unit Testing Coordinator