TOLES (Test of Legal English Skills)

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

Who’s 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 wish to demonstrate
concrete evidence of their ability to cope with everyday legal
tasks and situations in English.

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The Benefits

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 concepts 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

On the TOLES course you can expect to cover the following areas:

  • Knowledge and use of specific legal vocabulary
  • Formal letter writing and communication by email
  • Simplification of complex contract clauses to Plain English
  • Reading complex documentation
  • Features 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 relevant in the global commercial market
  • Writing formal letters and communicating by email
  • Simplification of contract clauses
  • Understanding and explaining complex legal documentation
  • Writing and speaking with grammatical accuracy

Included in fees

Fees include training plus:

  • All course materials and resources
  • Daily 3-course lunch (Monday to Friday)
  • Networking reception every Monday
  • Access to London School Online platform
  • Detailed end-of- course progress report

Why study at The London School of English?

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Test of Legal English Skills (TOLES)

Test of Legal English Skills (TOLES)

Details about TOLES as a ready to download PDF file

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  • locationHolland Park Gardens
  • studentsMax group: 10
  • ageMin Age: 20
    Average Age: 25
  • durationDuration: 1 week
  • time24 hours/week
    09.30 - 16.00 (Mon - Fri)
  • dates29 January, 26 February, 26 March,14 May, 25 June, 23 July, 20 August, 1 October, 12 November (Exam on last day)
  • timetableTimetable
  • price£575 + £150 exam fee and special materials
    £50/week summer supplement for courses from July to 31 August 2018

English Level

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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.