The course includes case studies, negotiations, discussions and meetings, and the materials combine real professional content with our highly effective learning methodology.
The trainers are language specialists with expertise in this field. There is important input from the real legal world including sessions led by practising lawyers and visits to a law firm and the civil courts. Many participants also benefit from making lasting professional friendships.
Minimum age: 25
Average age: 35
1 week course
Fixed start dates
30 hours per week (30 x 60 minutes)
09.00 - 17.00 Monday - Friday
Three guest speakers per course, including a feedback session on contract drafting with a practising lawyer
A visit to the civil courts and a visit to a law firm
This course is for qualified, experienced lawyers from law firms or the corporate sector who have a reasonably confident command of English.
The course is designed to develop participants' language and communication skills in a legal context. The course focuses on active speaking and writing skills and communication strategies.
The key language and skills you will learn in the course include:
Typical activities that you will participate in will include:
There are opportunities to learn about aspects of English and EC law and the English legal system but it is not a course in law. There are extensive reading materials available if students wish to research particular areas of law in their own time.
You can expect to improve your English in the following ways:
In addition to the benefits outlined above, this course will enable you to communicate more confidently in legal situations and use specialised legal vocabulary more effectively. You will also be able to participate more effectively in meetings and negotiations, make better presentations, use the telephone for effective communication and communicate more confidently in a range of life and work situations.
28th January - 1st February 2013
18th - 22nd March 2013
6th - 10th May 2013
17th - 21st June 2013
29th July - 2nd August 2013
30th September - 4th October 2013
11th - 15th November 2013
I really improved my knowledge in business and legal English. I especially feel more confident in speaking.