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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


Introduction to the course

Introduction to the course


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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