COURSES - PROFESSIONAL - ONE-TO-ONE ENGLISH FOR
English for Law Details (PDF)
We offer comprehensive and practical
ONE-TO-ONE ENGLISH FOR LAW COURSES for those who require
this specific type of professional course. Your tutor will have
legal qualifications and many years of experience in the practice
of law which is absolutely essential for a successful course. You
can stay with your legally qualified tutor and family for the
duration of your course and this will ensure rapid and meaningful
progress in achieving your objectives.
This course can also be taken
without accommodation if this option is not required. Please contact
us or follow the link 'courses'
for prices. You might also be interested in Legal English courses offered by our sister company ENGLISH FOR LAW These courses are offered to legal professionals who wish to focus on particular areas of law with quite specific requirements and are delivered throughout the year on request. Please contact English for Law directly to request information.
Our immersion courses are suitable for legal practitioners who need to improve their legal English, other
professionals who require a knowledge of Legal English and students preparing for a career in Law, university degrees in Law or Criminology,
degrees in other fields with law as a component and examinations such
as ILEC (International Legal English Certificate Examination).
We can offer specific courses covering such areas as English for:
Contract Law, including Sale of Goods
English for Drafting Documents
English for Law Students
General Practice of Law
Frequently, we are asked for courses that focus on aspects of legal writing,
drafting of contractual documents, meeting, greeting, advising and dealing
with clients, aspects of court advocacy, communicating and explaining
legal issues with English speaking colleagues, negotiating and making
presentations to name a few. Every course is unique and focused on your
individual needs and objectives.
One particular aspect of our courses relates to the difficulties
that exist in explaining the differences in laws and practice and procedure
between Common Law jurisdictions and Codified Law systems of non-English
speaking jurisdictions. This can be quite difficult for lawyers to do
and even more difficult for clients to fully understand. Our courses take
this difficulty into account so that, for example, an Italian lawyer can
focus on properly explaining the effect of an Italian statute to an English
speaking colleague using language used and understood by English speaking
lawyers. Of course we also cover normal language and terms which are more
easily understood by clients who need clear and concise explanations.
Effective communication is a key element of our courses with correct and
good use of English as a priority. The four core skills - speaking, listening,
writing and reading - are practised together with appropriate vocabulary
and phrase building, pronunciation and correct use of grammar as needed.
Your needs and objectives are clearly identified before and at course
commencement and language weaknesses addressed in a professional and helpful
As part of or outside lessons, and subject to availability, there will be an opportunity to visit a law office, speak
to other lawyers and visit the Law Courts as appropriate. You will be
pleasantly surprised with your progress at course conclusion.
If you would like to enrol for our one-to-one Legal
English immersion course or need further information please contact
us and provide as much information as possible advising the areas you
would like to study. We will be pleased to design a course that meets
your exact needs. Every course is unique and we have great experience
in presenting Legal English courses for many years with great feedback.
We will be pleased to discuss any aspect with you prior to course booking
so that you have all the information you need. It may also be possible
to put you in contact with some of our past students who have taken legal
courses with us. You can always speak directly to us by phone should you
wish for a more personal touch - please contact us through our form on
'contact us' or send us an e mail
and we will phone you at a time convenient to you and without commitment
on your part.
ENGLISH LEVEL REQUIRED: As this is
a specialised course we recommend a mid-intermediate level of English
as a minimum standard to take full advantage of the course. If your
English is not at this standard perhaps you would consider taking
a General English course with us to begin with and follow with English
for Law. If you are in doubt please contact us first to discuss
and we can advise you.
FREQUENCY: Courses commence every week from January to December (excluding Christmas) subject to availability as these courses are specialised and presented by experienced tutors.
COST: from €1300 (15 hours),
€1500 (20 hours) and €1700 (25 hours) for one week. Full
board and accommodation for dates selected. If you do not require
accommodation and meals please follow this link for lessons
NOTE: This course is available by special request only. Please use our contact us form or send an email and we can advise you of availability. Lessons only are always available.
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Every professional course involves some work on pronunciation, grammar,
vocabulary, speaking, listening, reading and writing. A detailed needs analysis is carried out at course commencement to ensure that your course is relevant to your particular needs and requirements. Your tutor will advise you and your
wishes are always respected and taken into account in every course! Therefore
the content and direction of your course is planned with you and only
you in mind.
Lessons for all courses are 60 minutes each including a short rest period with your tutor
and take place in the morning and early afternoon depending on the number
of lessons you have booked. The exact schedule will be discussed and agreed
with your teacher on the first morning; however, it is usual to have the
majority, if not all, of the lessons completed in the morning. This schedule
will enable you to maximise your free time while you are with us.
There will be a certain amount of homework assigned each day connected
to the language covered. This provides a chance for valuable practice
of what you have learned and allows your tutor to monitor your progress.
The amount of homework assigned is agreed with you and should take no
more than an hour or so to complete.
On the final day of your course there will be an opportunity for feedback
and your tutor will recommend a strategy for future study when you return
home. We invite you to keep in touch with us and your tutor as we are
interested in your progress and of course hope to see you back at some
time in the future!
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YOU MIGHT LIKE TO VISIT OUR SISTER COMPANY
SPECIALISED LEGAL ENGLISH COURSES
Specialised courses for professionals
English for Law
LEGAL ENGLISH COURSES PRESENTED BY LAWYERS