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Today we meet one of our students, Angie from South Korea, who took our English for Academic Purposes course called ‘English for University’ and is now studying on the International Pre-Masters Programme at King’s College, London, before progressing to an MA in Child Study at King’s College, London.
The English legal system is a common law system mainly based on decisions from previous cases. This means that it is different from that of many other countries, which are based on specific legal codes. However, English is increasingly the language of international law and contracts, just as it is of business.
Although nowadays lots of people study English at school and college, they still lack confidence when they using the language in the wider world. While you might have an outstanding grasp of English grammatical theory, when it comes to applying the language to real life situations you may struggle to make yourself understood clearly.