European Justice Training Platform

Intensive Legal English Course

Intensive Legal English Course

Practical information

Online
Online
Start date: 
Monday, 29 March, 2021 to Wednesday, 31 March, 2021

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Training Provider name: 
Academy of European Law
Trainer name: 
Jaroslav Opravil
With fees: 
Paid course
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Objective

The terminology of the law constitutes the central focus of this course, which explores a wide range of legal vocabulary, from contract and tort through company law to human rights. Participants are asked to work collaboratively on language tasks, enabling them to pool resources and making the learning process more rewarding and enjoyable.
 
This ‘combined skills’ course aims to allow participants to practise and improve their speaking and writing skills. The modern trend in English legal writing is to avoid the wordy, old-fashioned style with its unnecessary complexity and archaic language. Participants are encouraged to discover for themselves how to write in a way which is clear, accurate and easy to understand using the 'plain English' style that has become the professional standard.

Participants will also be guided through the process of exploring the difference between the English which is used in the EU institutions and the language used by native speakers.

Stephen Dillon Weston (BA, LLB, RSA Cert. TEFL) of LOQUITUR  has a degree in languages from University College, London and a degree in law from City University, London. He is a qualified teacher of English as a foreign language and has wide teaching experience.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for speakers of English at an intermediate level or above who have a particular interest in the language of the law.

Interactive Course

The course will be hosted on ERA’s own online training platform. You will be able to interact immediately and directly with our top-quality trainer and other participants. We will make the most of the technical tools available to deliver an intensive, interactive training experience. As the platform is hosted on our own server, the highest security settings will be applied to ensure that you can participate safely in a high-quality online training environment.