Eredi cosmopoliti, mercenari dell’imperialismo, missionari dell’internazionalizzazione (Ing. & Fr.)

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Kris Kuksi

Sociology has little presence in the discourse on globalisation.]…] However, even if becoming diversified, essential arguments continue to be formulated in the areas of economy, law and political sciences, thus leaving little room for sociology but to witness the reality of epistemic communities engaged in advocacy and issue networks often presented as the embryo of an international civil society.]…] Internationalisation strategies are distinction strategies for a small privileged class that can use little discretion on the foundation of their privileges in order to continue applying the double standards, national and international: investment on international level in order to consolidate its power on a national level and, simultaneously, to ensure their national notoriety to making its voice heard on the international scene.” Yves Dezalay, EHESS, Directeur de recherche émérite CNRS. / Translated by myself Continue reading

Giuridico inglese e competenze di communicazione (Ing. & Fr.)

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English for Legal Purposes Foreign language teaching at the university level has taken on importance and value over the last decade due to global competition between institutions of higher education. For this reason, language educators are faced with the challenge of looking for innovative teaching methods, which not only stimulate and motivate their students while encouraging language acquisition, but also add an intercultural dimension. The focus of this article is the implementation of video and film in a third year ELP (English for Legal Purposes) program and its evaluation. The theoretical foundation is principally based on the SLT (Situational Language Teaching) and Oral Approach, which has existed since the 1920s and 1930s when British applied linguists began developing the basis for a principles approach to methodology in language teaching (Richards & Rodgers 2001). Translated by myself

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Dignità, onore, gratitudine, rispetto, responsabilità e i diritti umani (Ing. & Fr.)

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Human dignity, honour, gratitude, respect, responsibility and human rights – “The first concept of human dignity consists in the distinction between the human beings, on an ontological level, and all other beings, differentiating mankind from animals. It is therefore clear that it is about mankind as a specie distinct or superior to other livings: the Hebrew Bible determines this specific position of human beings created ‘in the image and likeness of God’ (Genesis I, 26-27), and Stoic philosophy with wisdom: “for any research on obligation and responsibility, we must not lose sight of the superiority of mankind on animals.””  Continue reading

“Il virus della guerra è in noi, reso più aggressivo dalla paura, l’umiliazione e la rabbia. Le chiusere delle nazioni occidentali in loro privilegi e in una visione del mondo superato non possono che aggravare i mali.” Dominique de Villepin
“The war virus is within us, made more aggressive through fears, humiliations and anger. The Western nations’ tensions dependent on their privileges and the vision of an outdated world can only aggravate the ills.” Dominique de Villepin
“Le virus de la guerre est en nous, rendu plus agressif par les peurs, les humiliations et les colères. La crispation des Nations occidentales sur leurs privilèges et sur une vision du monde dépassée ne peut qu’aggraver les maux.” Dominique de Villepin