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Section 1: Overview

Is this course for me?

  • This course is ideal for students who want to improve their English skills for use in a variety of legal contexts.
  • It combines general English with specialist law related topics, including legal English, company law, employment law, contracts, intellectual property, property law, and more.

Key Facts

Available in

  • London

Start dates:

  • Every Monday between 2 January and 10 December 2019 
  • Every Monday between 6 January and 7 December 2020

Entry level:

  • Lower Intermediate (Kings Level 4)

Age:

  • 16+

Duration:

  • Minimum 2 weeks

Class size:

  • Maximum 14

Lessons per week:

  • 28 lessons per week total (21 hours).  20 lessons (15 hours) General English + 8 lessons (6 hours) Legal English 

Included in the price:

  • 28 lessons per week (21 hours)
  • Welcome Information Pack
  • Course materials
  • Placement test on arrival, weekly assignments, group participation and progress tests
  • Use of Computer Learning Centre
  • Access to Classmate, the Kings online learning platform
  • Free Wi-fi at school
  • Regular accompanied visits to law firms or legal institutions 
  • Full access to Kings social programme, with at least two free activities per week
  • Full access to join Kings’ school clubs and societies
  • Optional weekly lecture programme
  • End-of-course certificate (90% or higher attendance required)

Section 2: Course structure and content

  • 20 lessons (15 hours) per week of General English
  • 8 lessons (6 hours) per week Legal English

General English lessons

Your general English lessons will be designed to improve your reading, writing, speaking and listening at a consistent rate. Each week, lessons will focus on a different topic.

Key areas covered include:

Communication skills

  • Conversational language skills
  • Listening and accents
  • Reading and interpretation
  • Writing and presenting

Linguistic resources

  • Building your vocabulary bank
  • Fine tuning your pronunciation
  • Interpretation of texts
  • Grammar and syntax

Study skills

  • Note taking and revision
  • Research skills
  • Time management and planning
  • Dictionary work
  • Learner autonomy

Cultural and personal development

  • Understanding cultural difference and similarity
  • Team work and leadership
  • Presenting an argument
  • Discussion skills

You will be assigned to your general English class based on your current Kings Level. We have classes suitable for students at Level 1 (Beginner) right through to Level 8 (Advanced), and you will progress up through the levels as your skills improve and your confidence grows.

Specialised Legal English lessons

These lessons will focus on the following key areas:

  • Legal English terminology including criminal vocabulary, types of court, employment law, intellectual property, company law, property law
  • Presentation skills, formal letter writing
  • Educational visits
  • Legal case studies

Core example subjects include:

  • Introduction to Legal English
  • Company Law
  • Employment Law
  • Contracts
  • Intellectual Property
  • Property Law
  • Legal Practitioners
  • European Union Law
  • Debtor-Creditor Law
  • Competition Law

Students visit law firms and legal institutions as part of this course.

Example visits include:

  • The Supreme Court
  • The Houses of Parliament
  • The Rolls Building
  • The Old Bailey (Central Criminal Court)
  • The Law Society
  • Croydon Crown Court
  • Firm of solicitors (firm to be chosen in relation to students’ areas of interest)
  • Magistrate’s Court
  • The Royal Courts of Justice

Section 3: Meet the teacher – Susan Brice

  • Susan Brice, the English Plus Law teacher at Kings London, has been teaching for over 30 years.
  • She has a BA (Hons) English Language and Literature, RSA Preparatory Certificate in TEFLA from International House and a Diploma in Linguistics.
  • In relation to her role delivering the Legal English section of the English plus Law course, Sue has experience of criminal and civil court proceedings, having worked as a solicitors’ clerk. This has involved attending counsel in court and taking notes of trial for both barrister and solicitor reference; liaising between barrister and solicitor during court hearings, when necessary; attending and recording counsel conferences in lieu of solicitor; attending counsel on prison visits; taking witness statements; filing claims with court office; acting as court interpreter Polish/English.
  • Susan also has five years’ experience teaching legal English skills at Warsaw University, Poland.

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The Kings Admissions Team