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Any courses on teaching legal English?

Posted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:48 pm
by CEJA
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

Re: Any courses on teaching legal English?

Posted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 7:27 am
by zoeharrison
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.
Zoe Harrison

Re: Any courses on teaching legal English?

Posted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:21 pm
by AlexCase
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.

Re: Any courses on teaching legal English?

Posted: Sat Feb 28, 2015 11:49 am
by zunixaani
You can go on youtube and look for some ideas on how to teach students in various age groups. It's actually hard to tell someone how to teach without actual hands-on training. Everyone has their own teaching style so you just need to find the right "style" for your friend.

Re: Any courses on teaching legal English?

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 12:00 pm
by johnsimpson
Perhaps this cambridge link might help. http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/exams/legal/
If you have already worked in the legal sector, perhaps all you need is the teachers' and the students course books to look through. You should find some useful handbooks and paractice tests on this link.

Re: Any courses on teaching legal English?

Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:45 pm
by rbunt
Hey probably a bit late for a reply but I found some good sites: there's a great youtube channel on legal writing: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoLukb ... 8syJU-AzdQ and a good podcast site called Study Legal English: https://studylegalenglish.com/ there's also an organisation for legal English teachers EULETA you could contact them and see if they have some resources. I'm not qualified in law just have a CELTA and the youtube and podcast are helping me learn with my students!