The course of Legal Italian is for foreign students, who spend one or
more semesters studying at the law faculty of the University of Trento.
The goal of this course is to improve the students’ language skills, both
oral and written, increasing their self-confidence and making them able
to communicate independently. The programme will be tailored to
fit the needs of the students based on the content and rigor of the disciplinary
courses in which they are currently enrolled. The choice of subjects
and materials from the disciplinary courses is intended to motivate the
students to participate in the course, and therefore, encourage a greater
understanding of legal Italian language.
In the course, the students will be presented with the characteristic
aspects of various legal texts; they will also be presented with oral
materials (in the form of videos, recordings of lessons, and documentaries
on legal topics). The course is structured in three intensive weeks:
one will take place before the beginning of the law courses, which will
concentrate on practicing and perfecting study techniques (summarizing
techniques, note-taking, outlining used as a base for rewriting a legal
text, and comprehension from oral to written and from oral to oral), keeping
in mind the differences in communication particular to foreign students
studying at a faculty of law in Italy; the second will take place mid-semester,
in which the attention will focus on texts brought in by the students
and on the analysis of errors, beginning with the language difficulties
that students face while frequenting their disciplinary courses; the third
will take place at the end of the semester, in which the instructor will
work with students to help them prepare for final examinations.
Enrolment will take place through the secretary of CIAL,
Monday trough Friday.
There is not participation fee for the first course.