TOLES Preparation

Quick Facts

Prices

Dates

Lessons per Week25
All lessons are 50 minutes
TimesMon – Fri
9:30-12:00
13:00-16:00
Course Length5 Days
Recommended Language LevelB1-C2
Language Level for Closed GroupsA2-C2
Maximum Class size12
Centre Duke’s Road


Price£500 (5 days)
+£150 Examination and Materials surcharge if booking exam


2019

March11th – 15th
June17th – 21st
August12th – 16th
November11th – 15th


2020

DatesTBA


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This course is designed to prepare candidates for the TOLES examination (Test of Legal English Skills). The course is accredited by the Law Society of England and Wales.

Who is it for?

This qualification is for lawyers and law students to prove their ability to cope with everyday practical tasks in English when working in commercial law or studying in the law faculty of a UK or US university.

Lawyer Holding a Book

Course description

The course focuses on examination techniques for the different parts of the exam.

The key language skills and communication strategies you will focus on for the exam include:

  • Understanding and using specific legal vocabulary relevant in the global commercial market
  • Formal letter writing and communication by email
  • Simplification of complex contract clauses 
  • Reading, understanding and explaining complex legal documentation
  • Features of the English legal system
  • Writing and speaking with grammatical accuracy

Objectives

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • approach the exam more confidently
  • assess your true ability in legal English
  • improve your knowledge of legal English and key concepts in English law
  • improve your writing skills, especially for letters and emails
  • demonstrate your ability to current and future employers by including your grade and certificate as part of your CV
  • keep up to date in your professional development
  • prepare yourself for entry to a law course in a UK or US university, or for an internship

Methodology

Our courses are ‘student centred’ and the content and activities depend on the needs of course participants. No two students are the same and no two of our courses are identical. Teachers take a course framework and will work with specific learner needs to tailor the lesson contents, whether that means

PROGRAMME OF THE TRAINING ACTIVITIES (By Time)

Please note the exact course content can vary depending on the needs and levels of the groups as well as availability of venues and speakers. We try our best to tailor our courses to offer the best benefit for other students.

This course is a preparation course for the TOLES exam and does not automatically book you a place on the exam. Please let us know if you would like to take the exam immediately following this course.

09.30-10.30

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Exam overview & general advice

Multiple Choice Questions
(Q1-10) Practice test1

Idioms Question (Q54-59) Ptest1

Multiple Choice Question (Q1-10) Ptest2 Cloze Test Question 1 (Q11-20) Ptest2

Prepositions Question
(Q33-42)

Word Formation Question (Q44-53) & Idioms (Q54-59) All Ptest2

Discussion
Practice Test 3
(Q21/22;Q43;Q60)

Feedback
on writing component of mock test

Vocabulary
review

Break

10.50-12.45

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Replying to
e-mail
(QS60) Ptest1

Redrafting Question
(Q21/22) Ptest1

Informal to formal letter writing question
(Q43) Ptest1 – Discussion

Informal to formal letter writing
(Q43) Ptest2 – Discussion

Replying to e-mail
(Q60) Ptest2

Mock Test Part 1

Individual Study and Revision

Lunch

10.50-12.45

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Replying to
e-mail
(QS60) Ptest1

Redrafting Question
(Q21/22) Ptest1

Informal to formal letter writing question
(Q43) Ptest1 – Discussion

Informal to formal letter writing
(Q43) Ptest2 – Discussion

Replying to e-mail
(Q60) Ptest2

Mock Test Part 1

Individual Study and Revision

Break

13.40-14.45

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Cloze Tests
Question 1
(Q11-20) Ptest1
Cloze Question 2
(Q23-32) Ptest1

Informal to formal letter writing question
(Q43)
Ptest1-Discussion

Redrafting Question
(Q21/22) Ptest2

Mock Test Part 2

The Exam
(14:00 – 16:00)

Homework

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Redrafting (Q21/22)

Letter writing (Q43) Ptest 2

Ptest 3 Writing Section

test and Self Correction

 

Follow Up

Participants may want to take our TOLES exam preparation course and exam. In this case please check with us for availability on this course when you book. Our TOLES Courses can also be booked with our Legal English course as a 2 or 3 week course that will offer a more rounded experience. Perfect for candidates who have good general English but need more specialised practice.

You can find more information on the TOLES and resources for self study on the official examination website and the official dates for TOLES examinations can be found here