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  1. English for Lawyers

  2. Aims

  3. Aims • FAQ’s

  4. Aims • FAQ’s • Quo Vadis

  5. Aims • FAQ’s • Quo Vadis • The IH Course

  6. English for Lawyers • Aims • FAQ’s • Quo Vadis • Example Course • Summary

  7. Aims • Give Confidence

  8. Give Confidence • Highlight Problems

  9. Give Confidence • Highlight Problems • Identify Priorities

  10. Aims • Give Confidence • Highlight Problems • Identify Priorities • Reference Material

  11. We are not lawyers !

  12. Specific jargon : “Legalese”

  13. Hereto hereafter thereby Herewith thereto thereof Thereafter herein therewith Therein hereof hereby

  14. FAQ’s • How much law do I have to know?

  15. How much legal jargon do I need to know?

  16. Are there alot of Latin words?

  17. How do we know what to teach without having to study law?

  18. Quo Vadis? • The TOLES Exam

  19. Quo Vadis? • The TOLES Exam (Test of Legal English Skills) www.toles.co.uk

  20. Quo Personna? • What are the students’ expectations?

  21. Quo Libris? • English for Lawyers Course Material

  22. Quo Libris? • English for Lawyers Course Material • Supplementary Material • Lawyers English Language Coursebook Catherine Mason & Rosemary Atkins (Global Legal English) • Practice Papers for Advanced level TOLES website • Market Leader Business Law Tricia Smith (Pearson Longman) • Professional English in Use –LAW-Gillian Brown, Sally Rice (CUP) • Good Bilingual Legal Dictionary

  23. Quo Practicalis? • Prepare and Organise

  24. Quo IH? • Course Format

  25. Course Layout • Contract Law

  26. Contract Law • Corporate Law

  27. Contract Law • Corporate Law • European Law

  28. Contract Law • Corporate Law • European Law • The Courtroom

  29. Contract Law • Corporate Law • European Law • The Courtroom • Patent Law

  30. Course Layout • Contract Law • Corporate Law • European Law • The Courtroom • Patent Law • The TOLES Exam

  31. Summary • Don’t stress !

  32. Don’t stress ! • No problems !

  33. Don’t stress ! • No problems ! • Give them what they want !

  34. Summary • Don’t stress ! • No problems ! • Give them what they want ! • The information is out there !