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'More English in bachelor's in Law'

11 February 2006, 15:49

More attention should be paid to English language skills during the bachelor's programmes at the law faculty. That is the opinion of the law student fraction Vrijspraak. It proposes to introduce Legal Language Skills as a compulsory subject and to have some subjects given in English.

More attention should be paid to English language skills during the bachelor's programmes at the law faculty. That is the opinion of the law student fraction Vrijspraak. It proposes to introduce Legal Language Skills as a compulsory subject and to have some subjects given in English.

'Strangely, a lot of students have never been exposed to the English language before they start a master's in English', the fraction writes in its proposal, which will be discussed in the faculty council on Thursday November 24. Since communication is in English at many big law companies, problems occur in the legal practice as well.

The Faculty Education Board is positive about the idea, says Chairman Inge van Vijfeijken. However, Van Vijfeijken sees difficulties in finding time for an extra subject in the first year. "But as regards 'more English education within the existing bachelor's programmes', we are working towards a common goal."

The students underline that the quality of the courses has to be assured, however without formulating extra criteria that lecturers should meet. In recent years, students in the university council and in the faculty council competed for extra training because of the poor English language skills of some lecturers.

The students' plan fits the university's and the faculty's aims to strive for further internationalization. Paying extra attention to English language skills during the Law Programmes is also a way to surpass other study programmes in Law, suggests Vrijspraak.

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