English for Law



Who is the coursebook for?

English for Law is blended learning Legal English coursebook with material suitable for learners from B2+ level through to C2 on the CEFR. It is designed to meet the both the pre-service and vocational Legal English needs of law students and legal professionals.

The coursebook is also suitable for lawyers in their early years of legal practice, lawyers with little experience of using English in legal contexts, legal support staff who are regularly required to assist lawyers in their work, and professionals who regularly work with lawyers or on legal matters.

What does the coursebook teach?

English for Law provides the basic language skills needed by lawyers practicing in the international legal community, as well as substantial material aimed at students needing English for Academic Legal Purposes.

The coursebook also introduces the essential vocabulary of Legal English, and includes notes and exercises on some key areas of grammar.

The authentic materials used as the basis of the course come from a variety of academic, legislative, and vocational contexts. The fields of law covered include commercial law, criminal law, negligence, comparative law, public and private international law, intellectual property law, and human rights.

How is the coursebook designed?

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 context
  • 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 system.
  • a course authoring tool to help teachers develop their own content (currently under development)