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English For Lawyers

125 Abbots Road

Abbots Langley

Herts WD5 0BJ


07729 064483

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The Garden of our accommodation
The garden
The dining room in our accommodation
Dining room
The living room in our accommodation
Living room
One of the bedrooms in our accommodation
One of the bedrooms

A typical week on an English for Lawyers course

Day Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
1 Arrivals (inc. transfer) Introductions
2 3 hours assessment (inc. needs analysis, review of familiar texts and resources) Familiarisation with local area Freetime
3 30 mins review homework and previous day 1.5 hour new focus 4-5 hours. First of 3 guided London Law Tours. Including Inns of Court, High Court, Southbank, Westminster, Trafalagar Square, Knightsbridge & Museums 1 hour follow up
4 30 mins review as above 1.5 hours new focus Practical skills e.g. telephone language/email 3 hours. Guided London culture tour, e.g. Warner Brothers Studio / Hatfield House / Windsor Castle / Hampton Court 1 hour follow up
5 30 mins review homework and previous day 1.5 hour new focus 4-5 hours. Second guided Law Tour. As above. I hour: Prepare for presentation
6 30 mins review Short 1 hour recorded presentation by student 4-5 hours. Third guided Law Tour. As above. 1 hour follow up Ongoing learning suggestions
7 Departures

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Welcome to English for Lawyers

Teaching English as a second language for people in the legal profession.

From the comfort of your tutor's home or a venue of your choice, enjoy a relaxed environment and first class tuition created especially for you.

English for Lawyers specialise in teaching English for people in the legal profession, in a relaxed format and environment.

Our courses give you a deeper understanding of English culture and the legal contexts which affect how language is used.

If you have more questions or would like to book a course we're always ready to help you take the next step.

What we do

We specialise in teaching English to lawyers, tailoring each course to suit your specific needs and current skills.

All of our tutors have spent many years practising law so they know how it works in the real world not just in theory. Our courses take you into the city to visit legal and cultural landmarks, so that you really walk and talk the lessons and learn more than any classroom can teach.

We equip you with a richer, more precise knowledge of language as it is used in the legal system and in business law. Our knowledge is significantly more detailed and up to date than other courses, and gives you a more exact and nuanced understanding of the language in a living context.

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Targeted Learning

  • We teach what to say and how to say it, so that you communicate successfully.
  • We ensure you don't make common mistakes that can undermine legal presentations.
  • We help you overcome the extra challenges if English is your second, third or even fourth language.

Experienced Tutors

  • All of our tutors have real-world legal experience and can ensure you use language with the precision required.
  • Understand how different contexts effect the meaning of words and how language is used.
  • Master the language of the law as it is used in written and oral practice.

Complete knowledge

  • We take you to legal and cultural sites to feel the language in action and create truly memorable learning.
  • Always up-to-date with relevant changes and developments in business and legal sectors.
  • Accounting for new language terms and shifts in cultural language use.

Our training venue

Our Courses

All of our teaching is tailored specifically to your needs. The essential elements will be mixed in with modules which match your particular requirements and the area of law you will work in.

If you have a very precise target for your learning, or only wish to brush-up on one defined area, we can design every aspect of your lessons from the ground up to suit you perfectly.

When you don't know exactly what you will need, or you want a general grounding to get you started, we offer a range of courses such as A Taste of English Life: Fully Immersive Training. 

Alternatively, you can book legal language lessons by the hour at your office or preferred venue.

Prices

Our rates vary from £1,500 per week for A Taste of English Life: one week’s fully inclusive, immersive course, to £50 per hour tuition only.

A Taste of English Life courses offer:

  • a minimum of 15 hours tuition per week,
  • ensuite facilities in your teacher’s home
  • all meals
  • up to 4 accompanied half day excursions

For students preferring to stay in a hotel – there are a variety of local hotels available ranging from deluxe 5 Star accommodation at The Grove to more simple rooms at the Holiday Inn. For students seeking tuition only packages, teacher travel costs will be payable in addition to the hourly rate.

The EFL Team

Miranda Quinney

Miranda Quinney

Former employment lawyer at Rowe & Maw (now Mayer Brown).

CELTA qualified with over 5 year’s teaching experience.

Geoffrey Smyth

Geoffrey Smyth

Former litigation specialist at Cameron McKenna and City of London guide.

http://footprintsoflondon.com/guides/geoffrey-smyth/

Siza Agha

Siza Agha

Practicing Barrister , 3 Raymond Buildings, Lincoln’s Inn

James Quinney

James Quinney

EC and Competition law partner Herbert Smith Freehills

Testimonials

Just a small selection of the many delighted people EFL has helped to master legal English.

“Thankyou for this unforgettable week. I’ve enjoyed your smart conversation and you have shown me a side of London that would be impossible to visit. “

Spanish lawyer

 “Learning English in London from a lawyer is not only instructive - it is also a great experience.

Austrian lawyer

 

“My negotiations with the lawyers when I returned to Italy went very well. A big thank you to James, my super boss for the day!”

Italian businessman

 

Other Courses for Learning English

If you would like to add to your range of English, or know others who would like to learn, our partner company offers the following courses.

Young Learners

Business English

English Culture

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Miranda: mirandaquinney@yahoo.co.uk

07729 064483

125 Abbots Road

Abbots Langley

Herts WD5 0BJ

Directions

By train: St Pancras International , transfer to Euston then direct to Kings Langley. 30 minutes.

By plane: Luton, Heathrow. 30 minutes

Stansted, City Airport. 1 hour

Gatwick. 1.5 hours

By Road: M25 Junction 19/M1 junction 6

English For Lawyers is owned by Miranda Quinney Ltd, company number 9034519, registered office 250 Hendon Way , London NW4 3NL