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OENG0710 Legal English Reading for Academic Purposes (CEFR B2-C1), 3 op 
Koodi OENG0710  Voimassaolo 01.01.1950 -
Nimi Legal English Reading for Academic Purposes (CEFR B2-C1)  Lyhenne Legal English R 
Laajuus3 op  Vanhenemisaika  
TyyppiKieliopinnot Oppiaine0004 Englannin kieli 
LajiOpintojakso  Tuntimäärä  
Opinto-oikeus   ArvosteluHyväksytty, hylätty, arvosanat 1-5 
Suositeltu suoritusaika 
Vastuuyksikkö Kielikeskus 


The course provides the student with an opportunity to develop critical reading skills by exploring texts and terminology typically encountered in academic study and the student’s field of studies. The objective of the course is to develop skills, strategies and other resources the student will need to read discipline specific texts more effectively.

Upon successful completion of the course, the students should be able
1) to read and understand discipline specific texts in English
2) to use reading strategies
3) to recognise various text structures and terminology
4) to identify different types of texts
5) to understand the structure of academic and scientific articles
6) to follow research in their field of study.


The text types covered in the course include court judgments from the common-law jurisdictions and the European Court of Justice, legislation, contracts, scholarly articles and professional journals. The classroom work focuses on using terminological resources, analyzing and comparing cases, examining the language and structure of contracts, and developing reactions to current issues in the law.

Edeltävät opinnot 

Students should have completed at least one year of study in Law to provide them with necessary conceptual foundation for comparing legal systems.

Toteutus ja työmuodot 

Group work and exercises 36 h, independent study. Written final examination.

Vaadittavat suoritukset 

Active participation in the classroom sessions, daily reading assignments, essay.


The instructor will determine the literature.


Pass/fail based on (min. 80%) class participation.


Autumn and spring term


Second- or third-year students.


Sampo Sukanen




Compulsory for students intending to complete their foreign language requirement in English.
Alternative courses:
1. OENG0710 Legal English Reading for Academic Purposes
OENG0711 Legal English Oral Communication for Academic Purposes
2. OSAK0710 Oikeudellinen saksa, tekstin ymmärtäminen
OSAK0711 Oikeudellinen saksa, suullinen taito 
3. ORAN0710 Oikeudellinen ranska, tekstin ymmärtäminen
ORAN0711 Oikeudellinen ranska, suullinen taito 
4. OVEN0710 Oikeudellinen venäjä, tekstin ymmärtäminen
OVEN0711 Oikeudellinen venäjä, suullinen taito


An optional placement examination will be arranged on the Language Centre's make-up exam days. Students attaining a score of 80 % or higher on the examination will be exempted from the course. This standard requires a strong background in English and familiarity with terminology in main subject studies.


Registration under OENG0710 Legal English Reading for Academic Purposes. No registration under OENG0711 Legal English Oral Communication for Academic Purposes.


Meneillä oleva ja tuleva opetus
Toiminnot Nimi Tyyppi op Opettaja Aikataulu
Ei ilmoittautumista Legal English Reading and Oral Communication for Academic Purposes  Harjoitusryhmä  Zoe Koivu,
Sampo Sukanen,
Linda Taylor 
11.01.22 -19.05.22

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