Encourages commercial awareness in the English language
Summary of TOLES Exam
The Foundation exam is the FIRST step in successful professional development with TOLES. The Foundation Exam is the recommended starting point in legal English training.
The Foundation Exam has been described by employers as ‘an excellent bridge for international law students between the world of university and the world of work’.
As well as testing legal English, the Foundation Exam develops an awareness of the real tasks a lawyer carries out in an international legal office and focuses on real and recent legal developments and cases.
For this reason, even learners with advanced general English can benefit from the Foundation Exam.
Length of Study:
10 weeks training + 90 minute exam
Dates & Hours:
1 x 90 minute online session per week with trainer (via Zoom) for 10 weeks
Dates and times of lessons can be arranged around your schedule.
Training takes place in private or via small groups depending on numbers.
Legal reading and writing.
The focus of the exam is on testing the absolute linguistic accuracy required of lawyers in a modern international office.
This means accuracy in two main areas: technical legal vocabulary and grammar. Vocabulary from commercial deals, company documents, commercial contracts, intellectual property agreements, financial documents and forms of business are tested, as well as legal terminology from other areas.
The level of English needed for this exam is elementary level. The priority at this stage is to make sure that a genuinely strong foundation of legal English is in place in order to allow learners to progress successfully to the next level.
The trainer is Ms. Pamela A. Evangelou. Pamela is a native speaker of English and holds both a BA(hons) in English and an LLB in Law. She is a seasoned lawyer making her the perfect trainer for an English language qualification with a legal focus.