Legal English Suite for Universities
Legal English testing, teaching and terminology resources for universities at a big discount.
With over 25 years of experience producing Legal English courses for lawyers, TransLegal provides a suite of Legal English vocabulary courses for specific areas of the law. All available online 24/7 for self-study without any special software needed.
Digital Course Book
TransLegal, the author of the world’s best-selling Legal English course book for over a decade (published by Cambridge University Press) has now produced a digital course book for Legal English designed for online and classroom use.
Legal English Testing
Using the expertise gained through its partnership with the University of Cambridge for over 10 years on the Cambridge ILEC test, TransLegal now provides the world’s fastest and most accurate online Legal English testing.
World Law Dictionary
In a unique project, TransLegal has teamed up with over a dozen of the foremost law schools from Asia to Europe to the Americas to create an online multilingual law dictionary linking the world’s legal languages in a single database.
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A complete package to help students and faculty
improve their English language skills
TransLegal has been helping law students improve their Legal English skills for the last 20 years and created the Cambridge English: Legal (ILEC) examination together with Cambridge University. So, you can trust our products to be fair and reliable.
Our services are delivered online wherever you want: at the classroom or at home. All our products are available 24/7.
English for Law is built according to the IMS LTI standard, and so can be integrated into any LTI compatible LMS or other learning application.
We make our products available to law schools and law students at a highly discounted price.
TransLegal gives your law students and faculty the right tools to prepare them for the challenges of performing in an international legal environment
How does it work?
Our goal with creating LESU was to provide law students and law faculty staff members with a professional package that helps them improve their legal English skills and provide them with tools that support them during their studies and work. All this at a heavily discounted, affordable price.
Each of our course presents the users with key Legal English terminology in short online reading and listening passages followed by exercises (multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, true-false, matching, etc.) which reinforce the vocabulary taught in the passage.
The courses are accessible 24/7 from any computer with a browser and an Internet connection. No special software is needed.
The site has over 12,000 audio and video recordings, thousands of legal texts and 1,700 Legal English exercises, providing over 150 hours of training and making TransLegal’s site the largest database for Legal English learning materials.
All of the materials have been written by lawyer-linguists at TransLegal who practiced law in Great Britain or the United States.
World Law Dictionary
The World Law Dictionary (WLD) is currently available in 6 languages: German, Chinese, Norwegian, Hungarian, Polish and Brazilian-Portuguese. It provides accurate and reliable translations into English of the essential legal terms in ten languages and more languages will be added every year.
The WLD provides the students and staff with unique and valuable notes produced by university scholars and experienced lawyers to help users understand and explain subtle differences between “their” legal concepts and their English equivalents.
The definitions of English legal concepts that are clear and easy to understand, written at an intermediate level and designed especially for non-native speakers of English.
There are over 30,000 audio files to help users pronounce the English legal concepts and listening exercises to help improve their listening skills in English.
Legal English Audit
The Legal English Audit is an on-demand diagnostic test of Legal English in a commercial law context set at an intermediate to advanced level covering levels B1‐C1 of the Council of Europe’s CEFR scale.
The audit helps test teachers the reading and listening skills of the students and is based on realistic tasks of the kind legal practitioners face.
The full test is done online and the results are immediate.
The complete package is built around TransLegal’s powerful Learning Management System, which in turn can be incorporated into your institution’s own LMS. It comprises the following key components:
- a 12-unit digital coursebook
- an extensive library of handouts for self-study and class use
- communicative case studies training reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in an authentic
- communicative speaking and writing tasks
- over 350 self-study exercises with automated feedback
- regular updates with additional material
- a free to access teacher’s book including extensive further material for class use
- teacher support via training webinars
- full access to TransLegal’s World Law Dictionary
- the ability to work with your students at distance through your preferred web conferencing
- a course authoring tool to help teachers develop their own content (currently under development)