Background information

The Legal English Course will help participants overcome their legal English problems and expand their general legal skills and their knowledge of Contract, Commercial, Company and Financial Law at the same time. 

This course teaches legal English, plus a wide range of essential legal soft skills to deal with clients and perform standard legal work. Additionally, the course will improve the legal vocabulary, legal knowledge, and essential skills of written and spoken legal English. 

Format

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The course will be provided in the following formats:  

Private: Live one-to-one classes. 

  • Video lessons with a lawyer: 15 private lessons/45 min. 
  • Homework: Twice/week following each class.  

Group: Live Broadcasts + Homework + Conversation. 

  • Video lessons with a lawyer: 15 group lessons/45 min.  
  • Homework: Twice/week following each class.  

Pre-recorded: Pre-recorded webinars. 

  • Video lessons with a lawyer: 60 lessons/12 min.  
  • Homework: Inter-active quiz following each lesson. Additional exercises with feedback for US$ 99.   

Separate lessons: Pre-recorded lessons. 

  • Video lessons with a lawyer: 60 lessons/45 min.  
  • Homework: Inter-active quiz.  

Learning Objectives

Following the completion of the course, participants will be able to: 

  • Communicate legal concepts and information confidently and easily; 
  • Use legal vocabulary more accurately, concisely and effectively; 
  • Write precise legal texts; 
  • Participate easily in meetings, telephone calls, conferences, and negotiations; 
  • Use legal English in discussions and presentations confident in their ability and knowledge. 

Structure

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The course is covered in 15 lessons of 45 minutes duration with a further 15 -20 hours of online interactive self-study with a B L C lawyer-linguist instructor who is assigned as your personal tutor. Broadcast at the rate of 2 lessons each week over the 8 weeks of the course. The “Legal English Course” will be provided in a set of 60 recorded videos, which will cover both the law and legal vocabulary relating to Contract and Commercial topics, plus IP Law, and Banking and Finance topics. 

Target Audience

The course is specifically designed for lawyers and law students wishing to improve their legal English skills, for use in their work. 

Certification

Participants successfully meeting the course requirements would be awarded a Certificate of Completion by the British Legal Centre, accredited by both the British Legal Centre and UNITAR.  

Fees

The course price payable by each participant for each modality selected of this course is the following:  

Private Lessons: $950.00; 

Group Lessons: $450.00 

Pre-recorded Webinars: $249.00;

Separate Lessons:  $10.00. 

 

More information on registrations

Students will be provided a registration form and payment method for enrolling in this course. 

For further information, please contact clara.lopez@unitar.org

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