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Any courses on teaching legal English?

Unread postby CEJA » Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:48 pm

Hi,

I was wondering if anyone could help me. I am interested in teaching Legal English, I have been teaching English for 2 years and would like to develop more as a teacher. Before I became a teacher I worked in the legal sector for 7 years. If anyone knows of a course for teachers, please let me know.

Many thanks,
Claire
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Re: Any courses on teaching legal English?

Unread postby zoeharrison » Sun Jan 02, 2011 7:27 am

Hi Claire,

For what its worth, here is my two cents worth.

Teaching legal terms / concepts in English is a very specific topic and my guess is that you will have clients/students who already have a grasp of the language but want to learn more about specific legal terms / concepts. Because of that, your course can probably be tailored to the specific group you are working with & once you identify their needs, the course content will follow. Therefore, if you want to take any courses that can help, you can try taking some training courses specifically geared towards training adults or working with internationally trained professionals.

Mount Royal University has some interesting courses in their coned calendar, plus you can check out Advance Consulting for Education for some ideas as well.

Good luck.
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Re: Any courses on teaching legal English?

Unread postby AlexCase » Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:21 pm

Here's a great blog post on the topic by a well respected blogger:

http://cd-2006.blogspot.com/2009/08/tea ... glish.html

I would add that if you take a certificate, MA or MA module in teaching Business English/ ESP, the techniques that you learn will be very suitable for more specialised classes like Legal English. The two most well known certificates for Business/ ESP are the Trinity IBET and LCCI FTEB, and some International House schools also offer their own certs.
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