The course is aimed to build professionals' English
speaking capacities, with a focus on grammar, language vocabulary and legal terminology.
Approaching Legal English course is designed for lawyers and law students whose English
is at the low intermediate to intermediate English language levels.
To assess your English language level, you can take the Legal-English-Test by creating a Student account and clicking 'Login to Moodle'>'Proceed to Moodle'> Enroll me'
Course Length and Dates:
Approaching Legal English is 48 academic hours.The course is scheduled for Mondays with one Friday. The course dates: May 16 - Aug 1, & on Friday June 17.
Approaching Legal English is literally that: a course for developing a deeper understanding of English everyday and legal vocabulary in order to prepare for more advanced work in legal English. This course is perfect for lawyers who learned English but have been away from it for many years and want to brush up their skills, or for those who just feel the need to develop more language confidence before moving on to harder courses.
The course methodology keeps students engaged by reading an American legal fiction book, and discussing it in class while also reviewing vocabulary and completing exercises on vocabulary, grammar and writing. The course may be taught by a Western lawyer and a Russian English teacher.
Upon completion, students will be much better prepared for Pericles Legal English, or other Pericles skills courses. They will feel at home with basic legal terms and general vocabulary.