TOLES Preparation

The TOLES (Test of Legal English Skills) preparation course is a very intensive, one-week course designed to prepare you fully for the advanced TOLES exam. You will focus on examination techniques for all sections of the exam. The TOLES exam is an internationally recognised exam certified by the Law Society of England and Wales.

Who is it for?

The TOLES examination is for qualified lawyers working in commercial law and students who are studying at a university law faculty in an English-speaking country. TOLES is an ideal qualification for legal professionals who want to demonstrate their ability to manage everyday legal tasks and situations in English.

This course is for people who wish to sit the advanced TOLES exam.

Previous clients came from:


By the end of the course you will:

  • Be able to approach the different parts of the exam more confidently
  • Have improved your knowledge of legal English and key ideas in English law
  • Have improved your writing skills, especially for letters and emails
  • Have prepared yourself for entry to a university law course, or for an internship
  • Be able to recognise the areas you need to improve

Course content

During the TOLES Preparation course you can expect to cover the following areas:

  • Knowledge and use of specific legal vocabulary
  • Formal letter writing and communication by email
  • Explaining difficult contract clauses clearly
  • Reading complicated documentation
  • Important parts of the English legal system
  • Grammatical accuracy

You will also look at the following language skills and communication strategies:

  • Understanding and using specific legal vocabulary for the global commercial market
  • Writing formal letters and communicating by email
  • Explaining contract clauses
  • Understanding and explaining complicated legal documentation
  • Writing and speaking with grammatical accuracy

Optional self-study: before or after your classes, you can use the self-study area. There are computers, a printer and plenty of desk space available. The self-study area is available whenever the centre is open. See the opening times here.

Included in fees

Fees include training plus:

  • All course materials and resource
  • Networking reception
  • Access to the self-study area
  • Three months access to London School Online platform
  • Detailed end-of-course progress report

When we are open: check our standard opening times and the days when our centres are closed on public holidays by clicking this link.

  • location London, Holland Park Gardens
  • students Maximum group size: 10
  • age Minimum age: 20
  • duration Duration: 1 week
  • time 24 hours per week
    09.30 - 16.00 (Monday to Friday)
  • price Course start dates:

    9 November
    14 December

    25 January
    22 February
    22 March
    3 May
    31 May
    19 July
    16 August
    27 September
    8 November
    13 December
  • timetable Sample week
  • price £590 per week + £150 exam fee and exam practice book

English Level

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9

Level 1 (Beginner)

I do not speak any English.

Level 2 (Elementary)

I can say and understand a few things in English.

Level 3 (Pre-Intermediate)

I can communicate simply and understand in familiar situations but only with some difficulty.

Level 4 (Low Intermediate)

I can make simple sentences and can understand the main points of a conversation but need much more vocabulary.

Level 5 (Intermediate)

I can speak and understand reasonably well and can use basic tenses but have problems with more complex grammar and vocabulary.

Level 6 (Upper Intermediate)

I speak and understand well but still make mistakes and fail to make myself understood occasionally.

Level 7 (Pre-Advanced)

I speak and understand well but still make mistakes and fail to make myself understood occasionally.

Level 8 (Advanced)

I speak and understand very well but sometimes have problems with unfamiliar situations and vocabulary.

Level 9 (Very Advanced)

I speak and understand English completely fluently.