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'Approaching' Legal English

A New Pilot Program in Lower Intermediate Language Skills for Lawyers

(На подступах к юридическому английскому - обновленный курс повышения словарного запаса юристов и студентов юридических факультетов с английским языком уровня "low intermediate".)

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Intro with prof. Paul Richard Engelke

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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.

Special price and conditions of admission/study:

The full course price is 25,000 rubles: individual students must initially pay 25000 rubles, cash payments only, with 5000 rubles refunded at the end of the course for those students who personally paid for the course and have completed the homework, given feedback during the course, and not missed more than three classes.

Students paid by corporations get the discounted price of 29,500 rubles, and a coupon at the end for 5000 rubles off any future courses if the student they sent completed the homework, gave feedback during the course, and did not miss more than three classes.