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English for Tax Administration 1. Lecturer: Miljen Matijašević G10, room 6/I, Tue 11:30-12:30 e-mail: miljen.matijasevic @ gmail.com Session 1 , 15 Oct 2013. Introduction to the course. English for Tax Administration 1 – Course outline.

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english for tax administration 1

English for TaxAdministration 1

Lecturer: Miljen Matijašević

G10, room 6/I, Tue 11:30-12:30

e-mail: [email protected]

Session 1, 15 Oct 2013

english for tax administration 1 course outline
English for Tax Administration 1 – Course outline
  • Coursebook: Vićan, D.M., Pavić, Z., Smerdel, B., Engleski za pravnike, Narodne novine d.d., 2008.
  • Units 1-3, 6-8, 12, 15
  • presentations available at www.pravo.hr/sj
    • teaching materials – Miljen Matijašević

– Porezni I

english for tax administration i iv
English for TaxAdministration I-IV

YEAR ONE

  • EFT 1: theEnglishand American legal andpoliticalsystem, theCroatianConstitution
  • EFT 2: banking, taxlegislation, taxesin Croatia, VAT, personal incometax

YEAR TWO

  • EFT 3: criminallaw, familylaw, internationallaw, internationalorganisations, theEuropean Union, companylaw, inheritancelaw
  • EFT 4: theTaxAdministration, EMU, Taxationinthe EU, theEuropean Court ofAuditors, OLAF
english for lawyers 1 course syllabus sessions 1 to 13
English for Lawyers 1 – course syllabussessions 1 to 13

15 Oct 2013 – Introduction to the course

22 Oct 2013 – What is Meant by Law (1)

29 Oct 2013 – Sources and Varieties of English Law (2)

5 Nov 2013 – Statute Law in Britain (3)

19 Nov 2013 – Expansion and Revision

26 Nov 2013 – The Legal Profession in England (6); Talking to a Barrister (7)

3 Dec 2013 – Legal Aid (8)

10 Dec 2013 – FromtheConstitutionoftheRepublicof Croatia (12)

17 Dec 2013 – The Nature andSourcesof American Federalism (15)

7 Jan 2014 – ExpansionandRevision

14 Jan 2014 – FinalRevision

21 Jan 2014 – End-of-term test

28 Jan 2014 – Signatures and tutorials

attendance
Attendance
  • Optional
  • Regular attendance

(missing no more than 3 sessions)

    • opportunity to take the end-of-termexam

(twoweeksbeforethe first regularterm)

    • opportunity to do a presentation
typical lesson structure
Typical lesson structure
  • Revision of the previous session
  • Presentation of the new topic
  • Relevant vocabulary
  • Exercises / discussion
the final examination
The final examination
  • TEST: Mastering relevant vocabulary
  • ORAL EXAM: Being able to talk about the topics covered in the syllabus, using relevant terms
  • The extra material covered in class will help you understand the content and prepare for theexam
the final examination1
The final examination
  • problems with English?
    • take steps in time!
  • come and talk to me – there is help available!
  • STUDENT-MENTORS

http://www.pravo.unizg.hr/SJ/engleski/studenti_mentori

recommended dictionaries
Recommended dictionaries
  • GENERAL ENGLISH:
    • Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary
  • LEGAL ENGLISH:
    • Gačić, M. Englesko-hrvatski rječnik prava i međunarodnih poslovnih odnosa. Zagreb: Školska knjiga, 2010
    • ONLINE:
      • legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com
      • www.legal-dictionary.org
      • dictionary.law.com
  • Otherwise:
    • Black’s LawDictionary, West Group
summary
SUMMARY
  • Attendanceoptional but withbenefits
  • Collectthe signature in time!!
  • Focus on thepresentations
  • Wheneverindoubt talk to ME!
  • You are notresponsible to me but to YOURSELF!
optional student assignment
Optional student assignment

a presentation on a topic (more or less) related to the curriculum

presentations
Presentations

duration: approx. 15 minutes

2-3 students prepare each presentation as a joint project

minimum 3 sources must be consulted (e.g. one main and two additional)

presentations1
Presentations
  • REWARD for participating in a successful presentation:
    • you can SKIP the oral examination
  • HOWEVER...
    • you still have to take the written test
    • you MUST attend the classes (75 %)
presentations2
Presentations
  • Some suggested topics:
    • a general topicabout legal or political systems
    • a Croatian court or governmentinstitution
    • English or American judicial/political history
    • etc.
presentations3
Presentations
  • Before giving the presentation, students MUST:
    • consult the lecturer about the topic
    • consult the lecturer about the sources
    • show the entire PP presentation, as well as the outline and notes at least two weeks before giving the presentation
    • consult the lecturer about the pronunciation of difficult words
presentations4
Presentations

RESOURCES

  • Tempusreadingroom
    • TMT 3, weekdays 10-14
  • Department library (comeand talk to me)

DATES

  • 19 Nov, 3 Dec, 7 Jan, 14 Jan
hints for a successful presentation
Hints for a successful presentation
  • DOs:
    • involve the audience
    • study your sources and compile the most interesting bits of information into your presentation
    • make eye contact with your audience
    • address your audience and use plain English
    • include questions and discussion questions
hints for a successful presentation1
Hints for a successful presentation
  • DON’Ts:
    • copy from source word for word
    • read from a piece of paper – it’s BORING!!!
    • include full, complex sentences on your slides
    • use language you don’t understand
    • suffocate the presentation with images and animations (especially if you do not make use of them!)
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