Reel justice in the context of teaching Legal English as a foreign language.

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Andrzej Dąbrowski


The paper tackles the issue of law-related cinematic and television productions, metaphorically described as reel justice, in the context of teaching Legal English as a foreign language. In the light of current trends in ESP and film pedagogy, an integrated skills teaching approach is presented that attempts to invoke subject-specific, intercultural and language knowledge of Polish learners of Legal English. The core of the paper focuses on different film-based tasks, exploiting the American series Boston Legal as a didactic material. The paper concludes with recommendations for further research.


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Dąbrowski, A. (2017). Reel justice in the context of teaching Legal English as a foreign language. Glottodidactica. An International Journal of Applied Linguistics, 43(2), 107 - 120.


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