What are the course objectives for our
Legal English UK Course?

This course is designed to develop the communicative performance of people working in the legal profession, in an international context. Over the years we have worked with people who work in the Criminal system, Civil Rights, Family Law, Environmental Law and Property Law and Tax Law amongst others. We have worked with Judges, Lawyers, Solicitors and Legal secretaries. All of these people have had different requirements and we pride ourselves on tailoring our courses accordingly. We help these people function effectively in an international setting in their chosen field, using the terminology of their speciality with the correct pronunciation, and appropriateness.

English for Lawyers: Communication Skills

As well as formal classroom teaching to learn the grammar and structure of the English language, the communication skills focussed on will include effective listening skills, pronunciation, general and specific vocabulary and study activities that may include role-plays, case studies and simulations, video and audio recorded simulations.

In addition to specific legal English the course will also focus on practical skills and functions which may include:

  • Meetings and Teleconferencing skills.
  • Negotiating skills in order to find common ground.
  • Making Presentations – being more effective when presenting information.
  • Dealing with Numerical Data.
  • Telephoning skills and effective checking and clarifying skills.
  • Socialising and Networking in general and business situations.
  • E-mail, Letter and Report Writing.
  • Cross-cultural awareness.
  • Learn Legal English Language: Lexical Content

    Subject to needs analysis of the participant’s requirements, the course may include specialised legal vocabulary in the following areas:

  • Judicial Systems.
  • Employment Law.
  • Tort Law.
  • Criminal Law.
  • Company Law.
  • Commercial Law.
  • Real Property Law.
  • Business Law.
  • Understanding Contracts.
  • Litigation and Arbitration.
  • International Law.
  • Comparative Law.
  • Special emphasis is placed on the relevant vocabulary, register and grammatical structures that are used in this field and the client is given the opportunity to practice using the language that he or she has acquired by means of seminars, group sessions and communicative practice activities.

    English lessons for Lawyers: A Case Study

    To read the interview with Ricardo a recent student who studied on our Legal English Course. Click here.

    • Fact Check

      Minimum age: 25
      Average age: 40
      Maximum class size: 1 to 4 (depending on course)
      25 hours (60 minutes) per week, plus 5-10 hours self-access
      Options for an extra 5 hours
      Start any Monday
      Minimum 1 week
      All levels for 1:1 classes. Group classes above level A2

    • Duration / Timetable / Programme

      Course duration can be for between 1 and 4+ weeks (2 weeks is the average). The programme is highly intensive and includes 25 contact hours plus 5 to 10 self-access study hours plus 7.5 hours social English over optional teacher accompanied lunch per week plus optional evening social activities (such as restaurants, guided tours, live music, cultural events). We would recommend that most students do a combination course: 1:1 in the morning, giving the students the opportunity to not only study English but work on individual and specialised needs necessary for professional communication; mini group of maximum 4 people the afternoon, focusing on professional communication in an international context with students of different nationalities and cultures.

    • Sample Timetable

      8:30 - 9:15 Optional guided self-study.
      9:15 - 10:30 Period 1 with Morning Tutor (1:1)
      10:30 - 10:45 Morning Coffee Break
      10:45 - 12:00 Period 2 with Morning Tutor (1:1)

      12:00 - 13:15 Lunch with teacher/s and fellow students (optional)

      13:15 - 14:30 Period 3 with Afternoon Tutor (mini-group – max 4 participants)
      14:30 - 14:45 Afternoon Coffee Break
      14:45 - 16:00 Period 4 with Afternoon Tutor (mini-group – max 4 participants)
      16:00 - 17:30 Optional Self-Access Study

      Evening Social Activity Programme (optional)

    Accommodation

    An Executive homestay will maximise your exposure to native speakers while learning about the culture in England, and provides an opportunity to network and build long-term friendships. Offering high levels of comfort and convenience; most of our homestays are current or retired professionals.

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    Social Programme

    The Executive Social Programme and its tutor accompanied lunch system, provide opportunities to socialise in English and network with professionals from all over the world. And the evening? The evening social programme is full and varied. It may include evening meals, nights out, cultural events or sports!

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