Complementary study for court-appointed translators and interpreters – translation seminar private law - russian (9999)
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Charles University
Complementary study for court-appointed translators and interpreters – translation seminar private law - russian
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Complementary study for court-appointed translators and interpreters – translation seminar Module I Winter semester (russian) – private law
The course is designed as an interdisciplinary two-semester study in two modules: Module I covers the winter semester and focuses on private law, Module II takes place in the summer semester and focuses on public law. The course is related to the modules Introduction to Czech Law I - Private Law and Introduction to Czech Law II - Public Law.
The aim is for translators of legal texts to acquire practical translation skills specific to legal translation. The content is based on, or related to, individual branches of law.
Each module consists of 14 three-hour translation seminars, supported by detailed handouts and other materials. Their purpose is to present, through legal-linguistic comparison and conceptual analysis, the possibilities of translating not only specifically Czech legal institutions into a foreign language (English, or Fench or German or Russian), but also the possibilities of approaching the translation of legal realia of other legal systems into Czech.
The purpose of organizing the complementary study course is to contribute to the improvement of the professional training of court translators and interpreters, to broaden their knowledge of Czech law in the broad sense of the word, which will subsequently increase the quality of the services they provide.
The aim of the course is to sufficiently prepare current and future court translators and interpreters, including those who already have a court translator's or court interpreter's licence or intend to apply for one, in such a way that they can perform their services competently and at the highest possible professional level.
During their studies, students will acquire basic knowledge of legal terminology and the basics of law in the given language area - English, or German or French or Russian. Emphasis is also placed on legal-linguistic comparison of relevant legal concepts, introduction of the specifics of Czech law and its meaningful translation into a foreign language (i.e. the language of a different legal system).
Each module consists of 14 three-hour translation seminars, supported by detailed and interactive handouts and other materials.
It is assumed that the teaching will be face-to-face, however, online access (streaming) is envisaged for participants e.g. from abroad. Each module has its own playlist of all seminars accessible to all participants during the whole course.
Each module ends with an exam consisting of two parts: (a) translation of a short authentic professional text from the mother tongue into a foreign language and vice versa; the elements monitored are the accuracy of the translation, the adequate use of equivalents of professional terminology and the overall cohesion of the translated text; (b) translation of terminological phrases from all the topics covered (from MJ into CJ and vice versa). The minimum score for passing this exam is 70% of the total score for both parts.
Classes are held on Fridays, 15:00 - 17:30 hour.

Module I Winter Semester – Private Law

Opening 6 October 2023
End of classes 26 January 2024

Exam after Module I 9 February 2024 / resitting 21 June 2024
Exams are to be taken exlusively on site


6 October 2023 - constituional system; types of regulations (laws and delegated legislation); legislative procedure, etc.
13 October 2023 - civil law: general part; natural and juridical persons; representation; juridical acts; statute of limitations
20 October 2023 - family law, marriage, parents and children, support and maintenance
27 October 2023 - rights in rem, ownership, co-ownership, rights in things of another
3 November 2023 - law of succession
10 November 2023 - law of obligations
24 November 2023 - basic types of contract
1 December 2023 - liability for damage, compensation and indemnity
8 December 2023 - business corporations I
15 December 2023 - business corporations II (types of corporations)
5 January 2024 - civil procedure I
12 January 2024 - civil procedure II
19 January 2024 - insolvency procedure
26 January 2024 - labour law: employment contract, rights and duties of an employer and employee; termination by notice, etc.

Module II Spring Semester – Public Law

Opening 16 February 2024
End of courses 24 May 2024

Exam after Module II 14 June 2024 / resitting 21 June 2024
Exams are to be taken exlusively on site.


16 February - social security law
23 February - criminal law – basics of criminal liability
1 March - sentencing
8 March - crimina law – special part
15 March - selected crimes
22 March - criminal procedure - persons in proceedings
5 April - criminal procedure - steps
12 April - stages of criminal procedure
19 April - administrative law I - sources of law, organisation of public administration, administrative procedure and administrative justice
26 April - administrative law II - sentencing under administrative law (administrative transgressions and other delicts), terminology of selected areas of the special part (trade licence law, building and planning procedure, register of births, deaths and marriages, land register)
3 May - financial institutions and procedure; tax system in the CR
10 May - banking institutions (bank accounts, types, banking operations)
17 May - European law I; institutions and legislation of the EU
24 May - European law II; judiciary
The prerequisite is a completed university education (Bc., Mgr.)
Knowledge of Czech language at least at B2 CEFR level; knowledge of foreign language AJ, RJ, NJ, FJ at C1 level
Application, enrollment and registration via SIS
Knowledge (theoretical/factual): the graduate will acquire basic knowledge of legal translation, its various approaches and the basic principles on which it is based. The graduate is able to analyse a Czech legal text in order to meaningfully translate its content into a foreign language. At the same time, the student is able to identify the meaning of a foreign legal text and translate it into Czech so that it makes the intended sense to a Czech lawyer.
Skills (practical/functional): The student can apply the acquired knowledge of Czech and foreign legal terminology. Can search for legal formulations in Czech and foreign legal regulations and correctly match them with formulations used in legal jargon or in particular text types.
Competence: The graduate is able to use his/her knowledge and skills in such a way that the output of his/her translation or interpreting activity is a high-quality translation that allows for the most accurate transfer of legal information between the source and target languages and the legal systems.
Guarantor Phone number E-mail
doc. PhDr. Marta Chromá, Ph.D. 221005387
MCI_PF_Překladatelský seminář_RVH_novy.docx, U
15.5.2023_Final_interni_Micro-credentials Pozice UK_2023_3_Priloha_2_Formular_MCII_Rizak.docx, U
11000 - Univerzita Karlova
Further detailed information
12 (Absolvování závěrečného testu min. na 70%.)
84 (total number of hours)
28 týdnů po 3 hodinách
Law (0421)
Zkouška (na místě s ověřením totožnosti)
Level Knowledge Responsibility and autonomy Kompetence
Level 6 Advanced knowledge of a field of work or study, involving a critical understanding of theories and principles Advanced skills, demonstrating mastery and innovation, required to solve complex and unpredictable problems in a specialised field of work or study Manage complex technical or professional activities or projects, taking responsibility for decision-making in unpredictable work or study contexts; take responsibility for managing professional development of individuals and groups
Institucionální akreditace UK
Spolupráce s Ministerstvem spravedlnosti ČR, jež uděluje licence soudních tlumočníků a soudních překladatelů.
Komora soudních tlumočníků a překladatelů ČR
Date and venue of the course
winter semester
Právnická fakulta UK, nám. Curieových 901/7, Praha 1
Information for applicants
Lecturer Phone number E-mail
Mgr. Olena Rizak 221005581
doc. PhDr. Marta Chromá, Ph.D. 221005387
14000 Kč / kurz
Bc. Hana Vařeková
Univerzita Karlova, Právnická fakulta, Nám. Curieových 901/7, 116 40 Praha 1
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