Aimed at qualified barristers and solicitors, junior lawyers, law students and legal secretaries.
English for Law is offered as one-to-one private Platinum English language Course for Professionals. You can choose a private Platinum course with 15, 20, 25, 30 or 35 one-to-one lessons a week. This course can be combined with mini-group General English and/or Business English Platinum courses. In this case, we recommend a combined Platinum Plus course. You will learn General and/or Business English in mini-group with other executives and professionals and English for Law in private classes (you can choose 1, 2 or 3 one-to-one lessons a day in addition to the group Platininum classes). English for Law is also available as a closed mini-group course for 3 to 5 students arriving together.
||Skill: Speaking / Listening
Fine-tune course content
|Input: Vocabulary & Language of Presentations.
Skill: Speaking / Listening
Presenting your case, language of persuasion, diplomacy. Summarising and concluding.
|Skill: Speaking Listening
Expressing facts & sequence of events
Remedial pronunciation work.
|Group videoed discussion
Skill: Speaking Listening
Meetings and Negotiations. Chairing, participating & contributing. Giving / asking for opinions. Turn-taking & interrupting. Summarising & concluding. Discussion based on previous day's Court visit.
|Company Law - Case Study
Skill: Listening to short DVD presentation. Note-taking, group discussion. Oral and written consolidation of week's vocabulary, function and grammar.
Reading / Speaking
Discussing case report and/or statute
Remedial work based on presentation.
Interrogative forms, Passive voice.
Language for clarifying, rephrasing, checking & confirming information
2nd and 3rd Conditional for expressing hypothesis
|Skill: Speaking / Listening
Video recording of prepared individual Presentations of group members (individual case studies/law reports)
Fluency practice, feedback and remedial work on grammar and pronunciation
|Contract & Company Law
Legal language, terminology & word families.
|Role Play: The Law Firm
Possibilities v Facts
|Skill: Reading & Writing
Plain English v Legalese
|Continuation of above.
Remedial grammar and pronunciation.
TV Courtroom programme:
|Learner training: Using a mono-lingual dictionary, vocabulary files, storage and retrieval
||Visit to Law Court
Language of possibility, certainty. Modal verbs, passive voice.
Group viewing of videoed presentations.
Summarising information, comparing data, agreeing and disagreeing
|Skill: Reading & Speaking
European Law &
|Visit to Law Court
||Professional visit to Legal Institution.
Exploring legal resources
Social English practice
|Group discussion on performance.
Error analysis and oral feedback. Advice for further study.