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TOLES FOUNDATION EXAM PREPARATION

TOLES means Test of Legal English Skills. 


The TOLES exams are offered at three levels, which are TOLES Foundation, TOLES Higher and TOLES Advanced. 


This course is beneficial to any legal professional whose first language is not English, regardless of whether he or she intends to take the TOLES Foundation exam. 


TOLES Foundation is the first level of the TOLES exam series and is a good starting point for anyone who needs to learn the basics of Legal English. It is also a good starting point for those who already know some basic legal vocabulary but need to improve accuracy.


This course is good for students with all levels of general English as it will make sure you are using legal vocabulary accurately. 


In TOLES Foundation the preferred tense is present/past simple and active voice as this will allow you to learn vocabulary without the worry of complex grammar structures. 


The focus in TOLES Foundation is on understanding legal vocabulary in context from authentic texts. This course will focus on important grammar points within a legal context. 


Syllabus:

1. THE LANGUAGE OF CONTRACT LAW. 

2. THE LANGUAGE OF EMPLOYMENT LAW. 

3. THE LANGUAGE OF THE LAW OF TORT. 

4. UNDERSTANDING CONTRACTS. 

5. THE LANGUAGE OF BUSINESS LAW. 

6. THE LANGUAGE OF COMPANY LAW. 

7. TOLES FOUNDATION EXAM PRACTICE.  


At the end of the course, students willing to test their knowledge of Legal English can take the online, certified TOLES exam (separate payment) through the TOLES delegated platform.

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HONE YOUR NEGOTIATION SKILLS

Whether you’re negotiating a pay rise with your staff, arguing over a price rise with a key client or negotiating the terms of a multimillion-dollar contract, you’ll find in this course tasks, activities and grammar patterns that will help you develop your negotiation skills and improve the command of the English you need to make full use of them.


Course overview: a course to learn more about the different stages that negotiation entails and what you are expected to do in each of the different stages. 


This course will revise the grammar you will need to talk with diplomacy in a negotiation setting and to be persuasive. We will also see and practise the basic questioning techniques. 


Course syllabus: 


1. DEVELOPING NEGOTIATION SKILLS 

2. RELATIONSHIP BUILDING 

3. ESTABLISHING A PROCEDURE  

4. THE PROPOSAL STAGE  

5. QUESTIONING TECHNIQUES 

6. EXPLORING INTERESTS  

7. THE BARGANING ZONE  

8. HOW TO BE PERSUASIVE  

9. HANDLING BREAKDOWNS  

10.CLOSING THE DEAL

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INTERNATIONAL CONTRACTS IN A NUTSHELL

This course will teach you the basic legal English principles and language for drafting and understanding the four most commonly used international contracts (sale of goods, distribution, agency, franchise).


This course is of huge benefit to lawyers and law students who have a reasonable level of general English but who now need to learn the very specific language necessary  in order to work in a modern, international environment. This course is based on a careful research and proactive analysis of the most typical international contracts which lawyers may encounter in the performance of their profession in an international environment.

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PROFESSIONAL TELEPHONING

Telephoning and organising online meetings with clients, partners and colleagues has now become one of the most common ways of communication and being able to handle phone calls and online meetings with a greater deal of confidence will have a great impact on the outcome of the meeting. 


This course is created for students who want to become more confident and to communicate more effectively when organising and taking part in online meetings and phone calls. Students from a pre-intermediate to an intermediate level of English who make and receive phone calls for their job and also deal with more complex tasks such as handling complaints or discussions in phone calls and who want to feel more confident in such circumstances may find this course of huge benefit. 



Syllabus:

1. STARTING A CALL (answering the phone, making & taking calls, leaving & taking messages)

2. ENDING A CALL (asking the caller to wait, asking for repetition & clarifying, ending the call) 

3. EVERYDAY PHONE CALLS (booking hotels, resturants & meeting venues, dealing with problems)

4. TELEPHONE SKILLS (planning a call, small talk, formal & informal language) 

5. PHONE CALLS WITH CUSTOMERS (making appointments, confirming arrangements, inviting people) 

6. TELEPHONE CONFERENCES & VIDEO CONFERENCES (dealing with problems during video conferences)

7. COMMERCIAL PHONE CALLS (Placing an order, solving problems, complaining & handling complaints)

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EMAIL WRITING

About this Course Whether you’re working in a small private company, a multinational or a public organization or preparing to start work, you need to be able to write for impact in English


In this course you’ll learn to write confidently and effectively in English using a process approach. 


We will learn how to write the most important types of business English documents: emails, letters, reports, notes and minutes and tailor your writing to the specific needs of the reader. 


We will get accustomed to using different styles of writing, whether it’s a formal document or an email to a colleague. 


Syllabus:

1. THE BASICS (formal vs informal, opening and closing, giving news, and advice).

2. LANGUAGE FOCUS (verb forms, sentence building,  punctuation).

3. STYLE (being brief, polite and diplomatic)

4. PROFESSIONAL EMAILS (arranging a meeting, negotiating with external colleagues)

5. WRITING LETTERS OF COMPLAINT (writing complaints & exta-judicial letters)

6. WRITING REPORTS AND MEMOS (structure and key phrases, linking words etc. )

7. WRITING PROFESSIONAL OPINIONS (structure and phrase bank) 

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ENGLISH FOR INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS

This course is for professionals who wish to improve their skills in international meetings. 


Whether you’re working in a small private firm, a multinational firm or a public organization or preparing to start work, you need to be able to take part in meetings with international clients whether online or in a meeting room.


This course offers a systematic coverage of all aspects of meetings in English ranging from the arrangement of a meeting to its management in order to encourage students to take an active part in the event. 


This course has a particular emphasis on vocabulary, listening and speaking, which form the absolute basis of successful communication in meetings.


Syllabus:

1. OPENING A MEETING.

2. INTRODUCING YOURSELF AT A MEETING

3. MOVING THROUGH THE AGENDA AND SUMMARIZING THE DISCUSSION.

4. OPENING A VIDEOCONFERENCE

5. KEEPING THE DISCUSSION ON TRACK

6. COPING WITH STRONG DISAGREEMENT

7. ENDING THE MEETING

8. REPORTING BACK TO THE CLIENT

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EMPLOYABILITY TOOLKIT

A course to learn the basics that you will need to move confidently while finding your first job in an international environment. 

This course is tailor-made to the specific needs required by the job market for lawyers and all those aspiring to get placement in the legal field. 


This course is of huge benefit to lawyers and law students who have a reasonable level of general English but who now need to learn the very specific language needed to move confidently into the world of work. 

We will make sure you handle the basic grammar patterns and buzzwords that you will need to draft and amend your CV and covering letter. 

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