English for Law Students Course

Key Points

  • For law students and young practising lawyers
  • Level – intermediate to advanced English
  • Our trainers are qualified in English language teaching and law
  • Course length 3 weeks
  • Courses in winter and summer
  • Maximum 12 students per class
  • 21 full hours in class + 10 hours teacher-assisted self-study per week
  • Meetings with members of the legal profession
  • Visits to legal institutions in London and Cambridge
  • Fees include course book and materials
  • Only British Council recognised school in Cambridge teaching English for Law

Course Structure

  • 3 courses from early July to mid September (LAW 1, 2, and 3)
  • 1 course in January (LAW A)
  • Each course lasts 3 weeks (LAW A is 3 or 4 weeks)
  • Communication, reading and writing skills in a legal context
  • 21 full hours in classroom + 10 hours teacher-assisted self-study per week
  • 1:1 tutorials with class teacher

Level of English

    Common European Framework
Intermediate (4) Can hold a basic conversation without difficulty but can’t discuss more complex issues. Some basic grammar mistakes. B1
Upper Intermediate (5) Can discuss some complex subjects fluently. Has no problem with common grammatical constructions B2
Lower Advanced (6) Can discuss a wide range of subjects with occasional mistakes. Can write with few grammatical errors. C1
Advanced (7) Can discuss a wide range of complex subjects. Wide vocabulary. Can read newspapers and magazines without much difficulty. Mistakes are about style rather than structure. C2

Class size

  • Maximum 12
  • Good mix of nationalities in each class

What can I learn on this course?

  • Activate and improve the English you already have
  • Develop communication skills, oral and written
  • Expand your vocabulary, legal and general
  • Develop understanding of connections between English and EU law
  • Learn how to keep up your English when you return home
  • ...above all, gain confidence in your use of English