English for Law / Legal English

English for Law / Legal English is significantly different from standard General English course as it uses specialised legal English vocabulary and structure.

Lawyers (solicitors, barristers, etc), judges, legal clerks and other legal professionals employed by the courts, international corporations and legal firms need to be able to understand documents written in legal English and to communicate effectively with professional colleagues in English.

Law / Legal English course uses a modern communicative approach designed to develop the student’s ability to understand and express concepts in legal contexts and situations which the student is likely to encounter in their everyday professional life.

English for Law / Legal English course uses task-based learning including group exercises, supervised discussion, role play and presentations to develop the student’s ability in the key skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing and to widen their understanding of essential legal English, language structures, vocabulary, appropriate common expressions and grammar.

Law / Legal English course student profile

English for Law / Legal English students are lawyers and legal professionals from Europe and around the world. Many of our clients are lawyers from leading law firms. Of course, studying English for Law / Legal English gives you a great opportunity to make new friends and build international contacts in the legal profession.

Remember, studies show that you make faster progress when you study English in small groups.

Learn English for Law / Legal English in a modern, academic environment

Possibility to study legal English in a modern learning environment, equipped with Wi-Fi networked PCs as well as a DVD and audiobook library.

You can study legal English in a comfortable environment with access to our learning facilities as well as free refreshments. Support facilities mean that you can study legal English and maintain contact with your company and office.

Methodology / Activity types:

  • Analysis of selected legal texts and dialogues.
  • Specialised vocabulary related to the main areas of law.
  • Main structures of grammar and syntax.
  • Written and listening comprehension.
  • Role play.
  • Supervised discussion and debate: expression agreements, disagreement and compromise.
  • Task based learning exercises.

English for Law / Legal English course content (themes and language focus):

  • Company Law.
  • Law of Contracts.
  • Employment Law.
  • Sale of goods.
  • Property Law.
  • Intellectual Property.
  • Competition Law.
  • Negotiable Instruments.
  • Debtor-Creditor.
  • Secured Transactions.

Assessment and Certification

If a student follows English for Law / Legal English course, he or she will receive a certificate on satisfactory completion of all coursework and assessment pieces. We will also supply periodic progress reports on request.

Effective teaching

Built into every English for Law / Legal English student’s course are the following:

  • Placement test.
  • Needs analysis.
  • Skills development.
  • Task-based activities.
  • Systems work.
  • Learner skills development.
  • Progress tests.
  • Tutorials.
  • Homework.
  • Academic counselling.
  • Supportive error correction and constructive feedback.
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