This seminar reports on research into the vocabulary needed to study for an LLM in International Law.
Drawing on data from the recently completed DSVC International Law corpus, it will be demonstrated that the students' needs extend far beyond the terminology contained in a Law dictionary or likely to be glossed by the lecturer.
There will be an opportunity to discuss examples and practical ideas will be made for how these might be introduced to students.
About the speaker
Jenny Kemp is a Lecturer in English for Academic Purposes at the University of Leicester. She currently directs the Insessional English Language Support Programme, supporting international students studying at the University of Leicester and also provides in-sessional support for postgraduate (LLM) students in the School of Law.
Her main research interests lie in discipline-specific vocabulary and the use of corpora in teaching and learning. She is also interested in the skills of reading and listening, and in learner independence; she has presented on these areas in the UK, Germany, Greece, Spain and Turkey; and has had articles in peer-reviewed publications.
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