This Legal English course for lawyers ages 20-30 years old includes legal case studies, communication strategies, meeting skills, negotiations and networking English. We also cover the general language skills that will help you to communicate effectively in a wide range of formal and informal situations. The vocabulary covers civil law (including contract law), EC law and criminal law.
The online element means learning continues for five months after the course in London has finished. The trainers are specialists with expertise in this field and there is important input from the real legal world including sessions led by practising lawyers and visits to ‘legal London’.
On completion of your Legal English course 20-30, you may wish to continue with a formal Legal English qualification, either by taking our TOLES exam preparation course (an additional 1 or 2 weeks) or ILEC exam preparation course (which last a further 3 weeks).
- 8th - 28th February
- 14th March - 1st April
- 4th - 22nd April
- 9th - 27th May
- 30th May - 17th June
- 4th - 22nd July
- 1st - 19th August
- 12th - 30th September
- 10th - 28th October
- 31st October - 18th November
- Age: 20 - 30
- Average age: 25
Group size: Maximum 10
Hours per week:
- 24 hours per week
- 09.30 - 16.00 Monday - Friday
Who's it for?
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This three-week Legal English course is for newly qualified lawyers and law students to give them the legal language they will need for their careers.
The Legal English course 20-30 concentrates on developing participants’ English skills in a legal context, and the vocabulary of aspects of criminal law, civil law, including contract law, and EC law is covered on the course. Although there are opportunities to learn something about English and EC law and the English legal system, this is a language course, not a course in law.
The following areas provide the framework for the course:
Visiting legal experts: there are usually two per course, chosen to provide up-to-date professional input into the course. At least one will be actively involved in practising law.
Visits to legal London: a visit to the Old Bailey; a visit to the Civil Courts if they are sitting.
Speaking activities including case studies in legal problems and various aspects of the legal process; negotiations.
Legal Vocabulary: particularly legal terms relating to commercial law, contracts and describing legal concepts.
Grammar: revision of some of the most important grammatical aspects of the language, practised within a legal context.
Listening comprehension: with live speakers; by using audio and video interviews with lawyers or legal experts.
Negotiating skills: important for lawyers as they become increasingly involved in the commercial process.
Communication skills: key language skills used in discussions, negotiations, conflict and dealing with difficult situations.
Networking English: basic situations such as business hospitality, travelling, inviting, advising, apologizing etc; more advanced situations demanding tact and careful presentation.
Using the telephone effectively
Word Mine – Legal English: all participants on this course will receive our six month Word Mine – Legal English online course. The course will be used for some practice and testing during the three weeks of the Legal English 20-30 course, and for continued learning and revision for a further 5 months.
At the end of each three-week course, there is an optional fourth week preparation course for TOLES (Test of Legal English Skills). The TOLES examination itself takes place at the school at the end of that week.
At the end of some three-week courses, there is an optional preparation course for ILEC (International Legal English Certificate). The course is an additional three weeks.
What you can expect to achieve from your course
The Legal English course 20-30 benefits include:
- speaking English more confidently in legal context
- expanded legal English vocabulary and legal terminology
- effective legal writing skills
- improved legal English for meetings and presentations
- better understanding of grammar
- practice socialising with partners and colleagues in English
- feeling at ease speaking English on the phone
The course will enable you to communicate more confidently in legal situations and use specialised legal vocabulary more effectively.
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Last updated May 4, 2016