The TOLES programme consists of a structured course of legal English training materials supported by three levels of professional exams.
The exam levels areprogressive steps towards reaching the standard of legal English required by employerssuch as international commercial law firms, in-house legal teams in private companies and top-class translators.
The top requirements of employers are excellent drafting skills, first-class negotiating skills and a strong sense of commercial awareness.
The TOLES organisation is a private legal training company which was created as a direct result of extensive consultations with a leading commercial law firm. In confidential talks with TOLES, partners in the firm complained that law graduates holding a wide variety of English language certificates lacked the level of English required to carry out essential legal tasks.
Why is TOLES right for you?
Even students with excellent general English can find it difficult to understand a contract, amend a contract or write a formal legal letter. The vocabulary and style of writing required are quite different and accuracy is of absolute importance. TOLES is designed to help with these difficulties as quickly and effectively as possible.
Law students, lawyers and legal translators whose first language is not English will benefit from the TOLES courses. TOLES gives working lawyers the skills, accuracy and confidence they need when using English at work.
TOLES cannot be compared with general English exams. It is possible for a student to have an excellent score in an English exam like IELTS or TOEFL but to score badly on a TOLES exam The TOLES exam offers training in very different skills and vocabulary.
Where can I train and sit an exam?
TOLES has training and exam centres all around the world. The European Legal Training Center is a recognized training and exam centre. This means that we are able to organize for you to sit a TOLES examination and teach and train you to pass your examination.
TOLES are members of the International Division of the Law Society of England and Wales and their training materials and exams are very well-known among law firms and very highly valued by them.
Law firms and organizations that have already entered candidates for the TOLES exams include: