Legal English for Professionals 


Course Title: Legal English for Professionals 

Course Length: 20 hrs. 

Proficiency Level: Intermediate to Advanced English proficiency 

Prerequisites: Basic English proficiency and basic understanding of legal concepts 

Course Description:  

This course focuses on legal jargon and effective communication within the legal field. It includes analyzing legal documents, practicing courtroom dialogues, and understanding contract language. Learners will gain confidence in their ability to navigate legal conversations. 


Course Navigation and Communication: 

  • Assignments: Students will submit assignments through the online portal. Feedback will be provided within one week of submission. 
  • Interaction: Students can interact with peers and instructors through the dedicated discussion forums. 
  • Assistance: For queries or assistance, students can contact instructors via email or schedule a one-on-one virtual meeting. 

Module Syllabus: 

Each module will cover specific topics in Legal English, including legal terminologies, contract law, international law, intellectual property law, and professional interactions. Each module will consist of: 

  1. Learning objectives 
  2. Interactive video lectures 
  3. Reading materials and resources 
  4. Practical assignments 
  5. Assessments 

Course Objectives: 

By the end of the course, learners will be able to: 

  1. Understand and use common legal terminologies accurately. 
  2. Write precise and comprehensive legal reports and contracts. 
  3. Deliver clear and structured oral presentations on legal topics. 
  4. Participate in professional discussions and meetings in a legal setting. 
  5. Understand and interpret legal literature and research. 
  6. Handle sensitive conversations with clients and other professionals. 
  7. Comply with the ethical guidelines of communication in the legal profession. 
  8. Use English effectively for teleconferencing and online consultations in a legal context. 
  9. Continually improve their Legal English skills through self-study and professional development. 
  10. Develop an understanding of legal systems in English-speaking countries. 

This course aims to provide learners with the necessary language skills to excel in a legal setting where English is used for professional communication. 

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