Course Finder

Legal English live online course

Live online Legal English courses are held as Individual Tuition (1-to-1) courses via Skype or Zoom. Develop your general Legal English skills taking into account your specific line of work. This course can also help you to prepare for the Test of Legal English Examination (TOLES).

This course is suitable for lawyers, paralegals, employees of legal departments and law students.

Course Profile: Legal English live online course

Once you have booked your course, you will be sent a needs analysis form to complete with your legal topics and skills requests. We will ask you which areas of law you wish to cover during the course and which skills you wish to focus on, for example; speaking, listening, drafting, contracts, negotiating.

Individual Tuition (1-to-1) classes are very adaptable to your specific needs. Topics and requested skills can be changed and added to throughout the course. Please feel free to discuss changes and extra requests with your teacher.

Once we receive your needs analysis form and before your first class, you will have a 20 minute conversation with your teacher regarding your needs analysis form and course content.

What to expect:

Focus on acquiring Legal English vocabulary for commercial or criminal law

  • common legal collocations
  • specific legal terminology

Focus on speaking skills in general or legal contexts

  • speaking in social/work situations

  • discussing legal concepts, systems and legal issues

Focus on enhancing your pronunciation

  • improving clarity and reducing accent

Focus on Legal English writing skills

  • review of general writing skills
  • legal correspondence
  • accuracy in Legal English writing

Specific practice for the TOLES examination

Corrective feedback

  • throughout the course from your teacher

Course Level

Suitable for:

Intermediate B1Advanced C1

Course Summary

  • A block of 5, 10, 15, 20 live teacher contact hours (1 hour = 60 minutes)
  • 20-minute pre-course needs analysis with your teacher
  • Directed self-study tasks in the form of readings, writings and speaking preparation
  • Experienced and qualified teacher of Legal English
  • Course certificate and language report
  • Study times between 08.00 - 20.00 GMT, Monday to Saturday
  • Live language sessions held via Zoom or Skype, as preferred by the client
  • Minimum age 18

Course Outcomes

  • Speak and write more fluently and accurately in English
  • Use a wide range of appropriate legal English vocabulary
  • Be more confident in work or study situations
  • Make progress in areas that you have particular difficulty with
  • Take the TOLES examination with confidence (exam fee and TOLES coursebook are not included in the course price)

Prices: Legal English live online course

Individual Tuition (1-to-1) Online Course
30 minutes = 25 GBP
30 minutes x 4 (2 hours) = 99 GBP
5 hours = 240 GBP
10 hours = 450 GBP
15 hours = 625 GBP
20 hours = 750 GBP

30 minutes = 25 GBP

30 minutes x 4 (2 hours) = 99 GBP

5 hours = 240 GBP

10 hours = 450 GBP

15 hours = 625 GBP

20 hours = 750 GBP

Class blocks to be completed within the following timeframes:

30 minutes x 4 within 1 month

5 hours within 1 month

10 hours within 2 months

15 hours within 3 months

20 hours within 4 months

Price Includes

  • all teaching
  • 20 minute pre-course assessment and needs analysis
  • guided self-study throughout the course
  • end of course language report
  • certificate of attendance

A timetable for this option is not currently available.

Terms & Conditions for online classes

  • 1 hour = 60 minutes
  • Online teaching will take place via Zoom or Skype, as agreed with the client before the first class
  • Client must provide the completed needs analysis form at least 72 hours before the first class. Email the form to [email protected]
  • Classes to take place between 08.00 - 20.00 GMT, Monday to Saturday. Exact class times will be arranged at mutually suitable times for client and teacher
  • If it is necessary to change the arranged class times, the client and teacher can negotiate mutually suitable days and times for classes. Changes can be made as necessary, provided both parties are aware of and agree to the change in advance
  • Classes cancelled by the client 23 hours or less before the class start time will be charged at the full rate and will not be recuperated
  • Classes cancelled by the client 24 hours or more before the class start time can be postponed to another mutually suitable day within 14 days of the original class
  • In case of absence, the teacher will be substituted by an equally qualified colleague and the client notified in advance. The option to postpone the class will also be given
  • Correction or proof-reading of a dissertation, thesis or academic paper will incur an extra cost. Please contact us to discuss these requirements

What is the TOLES (Test of Legal English Skills) exam?

TOLES (Test of Legal English Skills) exam information

Book an online course and receive a 10% discount on any course taking place at ECS Scotland school in Edinburgh during 2021.

British Council English UK