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Legal English & TOLES Courses in Edinburgh

Develop your Legal English vocabulary and communication skills, taking into account your specific line of work.

Legal English and TOLES exam preparation courses are suitable for lawyers, paralegals, legal secretaries, law students, professors of law or professionals working in legal departments.

The course takes place at our training centre in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Course Profile: Legal English Combination

Legal English courses combine working in a small group in the mornings to develop speaking and listening communication. Reflecting real world and workplace multi-level communication scenarios, learn how to communicate effectively across different cultures and differing levels of English. Maximum 5 students per group.

Please note the Effective Communication group is a multi-level class for B1 to C1 participants. We believe this reflects real world multi-level communication scenarios.

The one-to-one classes focus on specific, individual needs for Legal English and will develop your work-related vocabulary and communication skills.

What to expect in the Effective Communication speaking & listening group:

  • Practise your conversation and communication skills, including; turn-taking, interaction patterns, listening habits, and small talk
  • Carry out discussion, problem-solving, and presentation tasks
  • Learn about cross-cultural theory and how your cultural characteristics are different from those of other nationalities and how this affects communication

What to expect in the Legal English 1-to-1 class:

  • develop specific vocabulary for legal English
  • improve general and social English language skills and your pronunciation
  • enhance your communication skills with English-speaking clients and colleagues
  • raise your awareness of intercultural issues and ‘global English’
  • practise using English for negotiating, explaining and telephoning
  • work on specific legal areas such as contracts, employment law, family law, correspondence
  • prepare for the TOLES exam, if required
  • work on your specific requests

Course Level

Suitable for:

Intermediate B1Advanced C1

Course Summary

  • 15, 20, 25 or 30 hours per week
  • Start any Monday
  • Minimum age 18
  • Average age 28 - 55+

Effective Communication group - 10 hours

  • Maximum 5 students per group
  • Multi-level B1 to C1

Legal English Individual Tuition - 5, 10, 15 or 20 hours

  • Level specific 1-to-1 classes
  • Focus on your specific line of work

Legal English at ECS Scotland

Course Profile: Individual or private group

Individual Tuition (1-to-1) classes focus on specific, individual needs and develop your work-related vocabulary and communication skills. You can choose exactly what areas of English you want to focus on during the whole course.

Popular requests include preparing for an interview, writing a report or emails, conference calls and small talk with clients. You can also work on pronunciation and speaking skills or you could do a grammar review or vocabulary building.

Private mini groups are available for 2 to 5 students with a similar level of English. You can study with your colleagues, friends or family.

What to expect:

  • develop specific vocabulary for legal English
  • improve general and social English language skills and your pronunciation
  • enhance your communication skills with English-speaking clients and colleagues
  • raise your awareness of intercultural issues and ‘global English’
  • practise using English for negotiating, explaining and telephoning / conference calls
  • work on specific legal areas such as contracts, employment law, family law, correspondence
  • prepare for the TOLES exam, if required
  • work on your specific requests

Course Level

Suitable for:

Beginner A1Advanced C2

Course Summary

  • 10, 15, 20, 25 or 30 hours per week
  • Start any Monday
  • Minimum age 18
  • all participants in a private mini group should have a similar level of English
  • private mini groups must book the course together at the same time

Legal English at ECS Scotland

Course Profile: 4-week intensive course - summer 2021

Improve both your general and practical Legal English skills. Take the TOLES* (Test of Legal English Skills) exam at the end of the course and gain a recognised qualification in Legal English.

What to expect:

  • 5 pre-course Legal English self-study tasks to do in your own country as preparation before the start of the classroom course. You will be sent exercises focusing on grammatical accuracy, vocabulary and Legal English written tasks. These will be emailed to you and corrected prior to your arrival in Edinburgh
  • The accurate use of grammar and vocabulary in both written and spoken English
  • Developing your general English vocabulary, pronunciation and listening skills
  • Carry out discussion, problem-solving, and presentation tasks
  • Widening your Legal English vocabulary – general and specific
  • Developing letter/email writing and drafting skills in good English
  • Enhancing negotiating and presentation skills when working in English
  • Working with business and contracts vocabulary
  • Preparation for the TOLES* Higher/Advanced exam which is taken at the end of the course and included in the price
  • Intensive Legal English and TOLES Preparation Courses are taught by fully qualified and experienced Legal English trainers

Course Level

Suitable for:

Intermediate B1Advanced C1

Course Summary

  • Course dates (Monday 26th July - Friday 20th August 2021)
  • Written assessment and oral Skype/Zoom interview once you have booked the course
  • 10 hours pre-arrival tasks (5 x 2 hours). Written tasks emailed and corrected before arrival in Edinburgh
  • TOLES exam is included in the price​ (the exam takes place on 19th August 2021)
  • 20 hours per week
  • Minimum age 18
  • Average age 28 - 55+
  • Maximum 5 students per group
  • Multi-level B1 to C1

We advise early booking in order for you to have enough time to do the pre-course written tasks before arrival in Edinburgh.

Legal English at ECS Scotland

Course Profile: 5-day intensive course

Improve your practical Legal English skills with this intensive 5-day course. Take the TOLES* (Test of Legal English Skills) exam at the end of this course and gain a recognised qualification in Legal English.

What to expect:

  • Five pre-course Legal English self-study tasks. You will be sent exercises focusing on grammar accuracy, vocabulary and Legal English written tasks. These will be emailed to you and corrected prior to your arrival in Edinburgh
  • The accurate use of grammar and vocabulary in both written and spoken English
  • Widening your Legal English vocabulary – general and specific
  • Developing letter/email writing and drafting skills in good English
  • Enhancing pronunciation, negotiating and presentation skills when working in English
  • Working with business and contracts vocabulary
  • Preparation for the TOLES* Higher/Advanced exam which is taken at the end of the course

Intensive Legal English and TOLES Preparation Courses are taught by fully qualified and experienced Legal English trainers

Course Level

Suitable for:

Intermediate B1Advanced C1

Course Summary

  • Maximum 5 students per group
  • Multi-level group B1 - C1
  • Written assessment and oral Skype/Zoom interview before arrival
  • Five pre-course tasks. Written tasks emailed and corrected before your arrival in Edinburgh
  • Early booking is recommended in order to have enough time to complete the pre-course tasks and level assessments before arrival
  • 30 hours Legal English in Edinburgh, Saturday to Wednesday
  • TOLES exam at the end of the course, Thursday

Legal English at ECS Scotland

Prices: Legal English Combination

Total hours
per week
Effective Communication group
maximum 5 students
Specific English 1-to-1 Price GBP
per week
+ 20 hours Live Online 1-to-1*
15 10 hours group 5 hours 1-to-1 1 - 3 weeks = £525
4 - 6 weeks = £510
+ £600
20 10 hours group 10 hours 1-to-1 1 - 3 weeks = £680
4 - 6 weeks = £665
+ £600
25 10 hours group 15 hours 1-to-1 1 - 3 weeks = £900
4 - 6 weeks = £885
+ £600
30 10 hours group 20 hours 1-to-1 1 - 3 weeks = £995
4 - 6 weeks = £980
+ £600

15

Effective Communication group
maximum 5 students: 10 hours group

Specific English 1-to-1: 5 hours 1‑to‑1

Price GBP
per week: 1 ‑ 3 weeks = £525 / 4 ‑ 6 weeks = £510

:

+ 20 hours Live Online 1-to-1*: + £600

20

Effective Communication group
maximum 5 students: 10 hours group

Specific English 1-to-1: 10 hours 1‑to‑1

Price GBP
per week: 1 ‑ 3 weeks = £680 / 4 ‑ 6 weeks = £665

:

+ 20 hours Live Online 1-to-1*: + £600

25

Effective Communication group
maximum 5 students: 10 hours group

Specific English 1-to-1: 15 hours 1‑to‑1

Price GBP
per week: 1 ‑ 3 weeks = £900 / 4 ‑ 6 weeks = £885

:

+ 20 hours Live Online 1-to-1*: + £600

30

Effective Communication group
maximum 5 students: 10 hours group

Specific English 1-to-1: 20 hours 1‑to‑1

Price GBP
per week: 1 ‑ 3 weeks = £995 / 4 ‑ 6 weeks = £980

:

+ 20 hours Live Online 1-to-1*: + £600

Please note Effective Communication groups are multi-level groups with B1 - C1 level students participating.

*Live Online 1-to-1 classes available before and/or after face-to-face classes in Edinburgh

Price Includes

  • All teaching
  • Materials
  • Tea/Coffee at break
  • WiFi
  • Use of self-study material
  • Attendance Certificate
  • Personal language report

Prices: Individual or private group

Hours per week 1-to-1 price per person per week (GBP) 2-to-1 price per person per week (GBP) Private mini group 3 to 5 students
price per person per week (GBP)
10 £695 £400 £275
15 £955 £550 £400
20 £1300 £725 £530
25 £1550 £850 £660
30 £1750 £950 £800

10

1-to-1 price per person per week (GBP): £695

2-to-1 price per person per week (GBP): £400

Private mini group 3 to 5 students
price per person per week (GBP): £275

15

1-to-1 price per person per week (GBP): £955

2-to-1 price per person per week (GBP): £550

Private mini group 3 to 5 students
price per person per week (GBP): £400

20

1-to-1 price per person per week (GBP): £1300

2-to-1 price per person per week (GBP): £725

Private mini group 3 to 5 students
price per person per week (GBP): £530

25

1-to-1 price per person per week (GBP): £1550

2-to-1 price per person per week (GBP): £850

Private mini group 3 to 5 students
price per person per week (GBP): £660

30

1-to-1 price per person per week (GBP): £1750

2-to-1 price per person per week (GBP): £950

Private mini group 3 to 5 students
price per person per week (GBP): £800

For 2-to-1 and private mini groups, clients should have a similar level of English and must book at the same time. Price includes; all teaching, materials, tea/coffee at break time, personal language report and attendance certificate

Price Includes

  • All teaching
  • Materials
  • Tea/Coffee at break
  • WiFi
  • Use of self-study material
  • Attendance Certificate
  • Personal language report

Prices: 4-week intensive course - summer 2021

Course dates Price (GBP)
4 weeks: 26th July - 20th August 2021 £1995

4 weeks: 26th July - 20th August 2021

Price (GBP): £1995

Price includes the TOLES exam on 19th August 2021

Price Includes

  • All teaching in Edinburgh
  • 5 hours 1-to-1 live online tuition before arrival
  • 5 pre-course written tasks before arrival
  • TOLES exam fee
  • Tea/Coffee at break
  • WiFi
  • Use of self-study material
  • Attendance Certificate
  • Personal language report

Prices: 5-day intensive course

Course dates Last booking date Price (GBP)
Saturday 14th - Wednesday 18th November 2020 (TOLES exam 19th November) 15th October 2020 £1295
Saturday 16th - Wednesday 20th January 2021 (TOLES exam 21st January) 7th December 2020 £1295
Saturday 13th - Wednesday 17th March 2021 (TOLES exam 18th March) 5th February 2021 £1295
Saturday 19th - Wednesday 23rd June 2021 (TOLES exam 24th June) 13th May 2021 £1295

Saturday 14th - Wednesday 18th November 2020 (TOLES exam 19th November)

Last booking date: 15th October 2020

Price (GBP): £1295

Saturday 16th - Wednesday 20th January 2021 (TOLES exam 21st January)

Last booking date: 7th December 2020

Price (GBP): £1295

Saturday 13th - Wednesday 17th March 2021 (TOLES exam 18th March)

Last booking date: 5th February 2021

Price (GBP): £1295

Saturday 19th - Wednesday 23rd June 2021 (TOLES exam 24th June)

Last booking date: 13th May 2021

Price (GBP): £1295

Price includes the TOLES exam. Early booking is recommended in order to have enough time to complete the pre-course tasks at home.

Price Includes

  • All teaching in Edinburgh
  • 5 hours 1-to-1 live online tuition before arrival
  • 5 pre-course written tasks before arrival
  • TOLES exam fee
  • Tea/Coffee at break
  • WiFi
  • Use of self-study material
  • Attendance Certificate
  • Personal language report

Course Timetables: Legal English Combination

Effective Communication group + Specific English 1-to-1. 15 or 20 hours per week course

Time From Time To Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
09:00 11:00 Effective Communication speaking & listening - group class Effective Communication speaking & Listening - group class Effective Communication speaking & Listening - group class Effective Communication speaking & Listening - group class Effective Communication speaking & listening - group class -
11:00 11:30 Break Break Break Break Break -
11:30 12:30 Specific English 1-to-1 (15 hour course) Specific English 1-to-1 (15 hour course) Specific English 1-to-1 (15 hour course) Specific English 1-to-1 (15 hour course) Specific English 1-to-1 (15 hour course) -
11:30 13:30 Specific English 1-to-1 (20 hour course) Specific English 1-to-1 (20 hour course) Specific English 1-to-1 (20 hour course) Specific English 1-to-1 (20 hour course) Specific English 1-to-1 (20 hour course) -

Monday

09:00 - 11:00 : 

Effective Communication speaking & listening - group class

11:00 - 11:30 : 

Break

11:30 - 12:30 : 

Specific English 1-to-1 (15 hour course)

11:30 - 13:30 : 

Specific English 1-to-1 (20 hour course)

Tuesday

09:00 - 11:00 : 

Effective Communication speaking & Listening - group class

11:00 - 11:30 : 

Break

11:30 - 12:30 : 

Specific English 1-to-1 (15 hour course)

11:30 - 13:30 : 

Specific English 1-to-1 (20 hour course)

Wednesday

09:00 - 11:00 : 

Effective Communication speaking & Listening - group class

11:00 - 11:30 : 

Break

11:30 - 12:30 : 

Specific English 1-to-1 (15 hour course)

11:30 - 13:30 : 

Specific English 1-to-1 (20 hour course)

Thursday

09:00 - 11:00 : 

Effective Communication speaking & Listening - group class

11:00 - 11:30 : 

Break

11:30 - 12:30 : 

Specific English 1-to-1 (15 hour course)

11:30 - 13:30 : 

Specific English 1-to-1 (20 hour course)

Friday

09:00 - 11:00 : 

Effective Communication speaking & listening - group class

11:00 - 11:30 : 

Break

11:30 - 12:30 : 

Specific English 1-to-1 (15 hour course)

11:30 - 13:30 : 

Specific English 1-to-1 (20 hour course)

Saturday

09:00 - 11:00 : 

11:00 - 11:30 : 

11:30 - 12:30 : 

11:30 - 13:30 : 

Please note timetable may need to change. Your specific timetable will be issued in your Letter of Confirmation once you book your course.

Effective Communication group + Specific English 1-to-1. 25 hours per week course

Time From Time To Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
09:00 11:00 Effective Communication speaking & listening - group class Effective Communication speaking & Listening - group class Effective Communication speaking & Listening - group class Effective Communication speaking & Listening - group class Effective Communication speaking & listening - group class -
11:00 11:30 Break Break Break Break Break -
11:30 13:00 Specific English 1-to-1 Specific English 1-to-1 Specific English 1-to-1 Specific English 1-to-1 Specific English 1-to-1 -
13:00 14:00 Break Break Break Break Break -
14:00 15:30 Specific English 1-to-1 Specific English 1-to-1 Specific English 1-to-1 Specific English 1-to-1 Specific English 1-to-1 -

Monday

09:00 - 11:00 : 

Effective Communication speaking & listening - group class

11:00 - 11:30 : 

Break

11:30 - 13:00 : 

Specific English 1-to-1

13:00 - 14:00 : 

Break

14:00 - 15:30 : 

Specific English 1-to-1

Tuesday

09:00 - 11:00 : 

Effective Communication speaking & Listening - group class

11:00 - 11:30 : 

Break

11:30 - 13:00 : 

Specific English 1-to-1

13:00 - 14:00 : 

Break

14:00 - 15:30 : 

Specific English 1-to-1

Wednesday

09:00 - 11:00 : 

Effective Communication speaking & Listening - group class

11:00 - 11:30 : 

Break

11:30 - 13:00 : 

Specific English 1-to-1

13:00 - 14:00 : 

Break

14:00 - 15:30 : 

Specific English 1-to-1

Thursday

09:00 - 11:00 : 

Effective Communication speaking & Listening - group class

11:00 - 11:30 : 

Break

11:30 - 13:00 : 

Specific English 1-to-1

13:00 - 14:00 : 

Break

14:00 - 15:30 : 

Specific English 1-to-1

Friday

09:00 - 11:00 : 

Effective Communication speaking & listening - group class

11:00 - 11:30 : 

Break

11:30 - 13:00 : 

Specific English 1-to-1

13:00 - 14:00 : 

Break

14:00 - 15:30 : 

Specific English 1-to-1

Saturday

09:00 - 11:00 : 

11:00 - 11:30 : 

11:30 - 13:00 : 

13:00 - 14:00 : 

14:00 - 15:30 : 

Please note timetable may need to change. Your specific timetable will be issued in your Letter of Confirmation once you book your course.

Effective Communication group + Specific English 1-to-1. 30 hours per week course

Time From Time To Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
09:00 11:00 Effective Communication speaking & listening - group class Effective Communication speaking & Listening - group class Effective Communication speaking & Listening - group class Effective Communication speaking & Listening - group class Effective Communication speaking & listening - group class -
11:00 11:30 Break Break Break Break Break -
11:30 13:30 Specific English 1-to-1 Specific English 1-to-1 Specific English 1-to-1 Specific English 1-to-1 Specific English 1-to-1 -
13:30 14:30 Break Break Break Break Break -
14:30 16:30 Specific English 1-to-1 Specific English 1-to-1 Specific English 1-to-1 Specific English 1-to-1 Specific English 1-to-1 -

Monday

09:00 - 11:00 : 

Effective Communication speaking & listening - group class

11:00 - 11:30 : 

Break

11:30 - 13:30 : 

Specific English 1-to-1

13:30 - 14:30 : 

Break

14:30 - 16:30 : 

Specific English 1-to-1

Tuesday

09:00 - 11:00 : 

Effective Communication speaking & Listening - group class

11:00 - 11:30 : 

Break

11:30 - 13:30 : 

Specific English 1-to-1

13:30 - 14:30 : 

Break

14:30 - 16:30 : 

Specific English 1-to-1

Wednesday

09:00 - 11:00 : 

Effective Communication speaking & Listening - group class

11:00 - 11:30 : 

Break

11:30 - 13:30 : 

Specific English 1-to-1

13:30 - 14:30 : 

Break

14:30 - 16:30 : 

Specific English 1-to-1

Thursday

09:00 - 11:00 : 

Effective Communication speaking & Listening - group class

11:00 - 11:30 : 

Break

11:30 - 13:30 : 

Specific English 1-to-1

13:30 - 14:30 : 

Break

14:30 - 16:30 : 

Specific English 1-to-1

Friday

09:00 - 11:00 : 

Effective Communication speaking & listening - group class

11:00 - 11:30 : 

Break

11:30 - 13:30 : 

Specific English 1-to-1

13:30 - 14:30 : 

Break

14:30 - 16:30 : 

Specific English 1-to-1

Saturday

09:00 - 11:00 : 

11:00 - 11:30 : 

11:30 - 13:30 : 

13:30 - 14:30 : 

14:30 - 16:30 : 

Please note timetable may need to change. Your specific timetable will be issued in your Letter of Confirmation once you book your course.

Course Timetables: Individual or private group

10 to 30 hours Individual Tuition & private mini group

Time From Time To Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
09:30 11:30 10 hour course 10 hour course 10 hour course 10 hour course 10 hour course -
09:00 12:30 15 hour course 15 hour course 15 hour course 15 hour course 15 hour course -
09:00 13:30 20 hour course 20 hour course 20 hour course 20 hour course 20 hour course -
09:00 15:30 25 hour course 25 hour course 25 hour course 25 hour course 25 hour course -
09:00 16:30 30 hour course 30 hour course 30 hour course 30 hour course 30 hour course -

Monday

09:30 - 11:30 : 

10 hour course

09:00 - 12:30 : 

15 hour course

09:00 - 13:30 : 

20 hour course

09:00 - 15:30 : 

25 hour course

09:00 - 16:30 : 

30 hour course

Tuesday

09:30 - 11:30 : 

10 hour course

09:00 - 12:30 : 

15 hour course

09:00 - 13:30 : 

20 hour course

09:00 - 15:30 : 

25 hour course

09:00 - 16:30 : 

30 hour course

Wednesday

09:30 - 11:30 : 

10 hour course

09:00 - 12:30 : 

15 hour course

09:00 - 13:30 : 

20 hour course

09:00 - 15:30 : 

25 hour course

09:00 - 16:30 : 

30 hour course

Thursday

09:30 - 11:30 : 

10 hour course

09:00 - 12:30 : 

15 hour course

09:00 - 13:30 : 

20 hour course

09:00 - 15:30 : 

25 hour course

09:00 - 16:30 : 

30 hour course

Friday

09:30 - 11:30 : 

10 hour course

09:00 - 12:30 : 

15 hour course

09:00 - 13:30 : 

20 hour course

09:00 - 15:30 : 

25 hour course

09:00 - 16:30 : 

30 hour course

Saturday

09:30 - 11:30 : 

09:00 - 12:30 : 

09:00 - 13:30 : 

09:00 - 15:30 : 

09:00 - 16:30 : 

These times are for information only, course times may need to be changed. Please check your Letter of Confirmation for your specific course times.

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A timetable for this option is not currently available.

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