- Successful series of linguistics seminars wrapping up – having trained 340 EU magistrates.
- A linguistics training Handbook will be delivered in autumn 2012.
More than 40 EU magistrates are expected to take part in the final EJTN linguistics seminar, which will be held 2-6 July 2012 in Barcelona.
EJTN’s six linguistics seminars, held between February 2011 and June 2012, have trained 297 magistrates from 14 EU countries. With July’s final seminar in Barcelona, the number of magistrates to have received linguistics training will total more than 340.
Several aspects have helped to ensure the success of the seminar series. The teaching formula involved pairing one legal expert with one linguist for each of the seminar’s working groups. The simultaneous incorporation of EU law with legal English and legal French were very much appreciated, and made the seminars much more than straightforward language training.
Furthermore, the structure and the length of the seminars, the balance between theoretical and practical aspects, the heterogeneous composition of the groups (up to 12 EU nationalities were represented in each working group) and the debates and interactivity were all also very much appreciated by the participants.
Based on participant evaluation forms, Bucharest’s 7-11 May 2012 seminar received an impressively high 9.1 rating (out of 10). Rome’s 11-15 June 2012 seminar received an equally glowing 9.0 rating (out of 10).
After the final Barcelona seminar, the linguistics experts will work on a Handbook in autumn, which will serve as a practical work tool for EU’s magistrates.
More information about the Barcelona seminar from the Linguistics project page.
The linguistics seminar, Rome.