Let’s begin your Legal English studies! Even if you have studied Legal English before, we strongly recommend you to complete this course to avoid missing the most essential terms and phrases.
The course provides insights into the terminology of contracts for sale and work in detail, including the field of property transactions, contracting and employment. The aim of the course is to help you in your way of achieving excellency in contract drafting by allowing you to learn from home, without any time limitations with the help of tried-and-true methods.
The next course starts at 15 October, 2015.
The lessons of the course will be sent to you on a weekly basis for 12 weeks, but there is an option to speed up the course if you would like it to be more intensive. Each field of law is divided into 4 lessons and is structured in a way to improve your knowledge of the relevant terminology, your vocabulary, accuracy and drafting skills at the same time.
Contracts for property-related transactions
Contracts for various types of services
Employment-related contracts and other documents
|1|| Initial skills assessment
|The first lesson will provide an outline of the Introduction into the Terminology of Contracts for Sale and Lease. We also define the contracts to be dealt with during the course, as well as the parties thereto.|| Contract and parties
|2||Property transactions||We look into the subject of property sale and lease in general and understand some basic principles of contract language.||Property transactions|
|3||Sales Contract I.||After an initial insight into the subject, we continue with a real life sales contract. The lesson will cover the first part.||
Real property sales contract 1.
|4||Sales contract II.||We continue with the second part of the sales contract, where the most typical legal concepts found in property transactions will be covered.||Real property sales contract 2.|
|5||Lease contract||This session covers an excerpt of a Lease Contract. Through the contract we also learn some basic property-related concepts.||Lease agreement|
|6||Contracts for services||We continue with contracts aiming at providing various services along with agency contracts. The objective of the lesson is a general understanding of the field.||Contracts for services|
|7||Contracting agreement I.||Now, we go into the first part of a Contracting Agreement. As this contract follows the structure of the Anglo-American pattern, we also look at some contract drafting principles of the common law world.||
Contracting agreement 1.
|8||Contracting agreement II.||We continue with teh second part of the contracting agreement, where numerous concept of key importance will be covered.||Contracting agreement 2|
|9||Agency contract||We continue with agency contracts. At this point, our students will start working on contract phrases and sentences based on samples. Aided drafting exercies will give them confidence in using legal English in real life documents.||Agency contract
|10||Employment and labour||By looking into the field of employment and labour, we will understand the key concepts of this field. Your reading comprehension skills will also be tested.||Employment and labour|
|11||Employment contract I.||The next document is an Employment Contract. The discussion of labour issues will allow us to look into some key legal issues not dealt with only in employment law but generally in all fields.||Employment contract 1.|
|12||Employment contract II.||The second part of the Employment Contract will focus our attention on some general concepts also applied in employment contracts.||Employment contract 2.|
|13||Job Description||We will use a sample job description to immerse into drafting exercices in the field of employment and beyond. You will surely be master drafters.||
|14||Standard clauses||The contract covered earlier includes so called standard clauses. This lesson is designated to learn how to draft these clauses.||-|
|15||Final test and evaluation||Having completed your first legal English e-learning course, get ready for an assessment of your freshly acquired knowledge.||-|
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