Legal English certificate course in May 2019

The Legal English certificate course for practising lawyers, English Communcation for Legal Practice, will run again in May 2019 at the ZWW, University of Augsburg.

Since 2017, TRANSACTRAINING has collaborated with the University of Augsburg’s Centre for Continuing Education and Knowledge Transfer / Zentrum für Weiterbildung und Wissenstransfer (ZWW) to deliver a professional certificate course in Legal English specifically for lawyers practising in civil law countries. The course, titled English Communication for Legal Practice, meets all of the University of Augsburg’s rigorous standards of teaching and assessment and results in participants being awarded the title ECLP (Univ.) on successfully completing the course.

The ECLP certificate course will run again in May 2019 and will consist of 5 days of training and one exam day (assessment in the form of a written and oral exam), as required by the University of Augsburg for a professional development certificate course of this type.

Who should attend the ECLP certificate course?

The ECLP certificate course is aimed at lawyers and in-house counsel (whose native language is not English) who need to communicate with clients and colleagues in English in the course of their work and who would like to develop their Legal English and legal communication skills in English to the level required for international legal practice.

What makes the ECLP certificate course different?

Many Legal English courses tend to focus on teaching Legal English from the perspective of the common law as practised in England or in the United States. The ECLP certificate course differentiates itself by adopting a comparative approach i.e. by investigating how Legal English is (and should be) used when advising on the laws of countries other than England or the United States. This approach recognises the fact that most lawyers who are non-native speakers of English use English with other non-native speakers. The ECLP certificate course has a strong focus on aspects of intercultural communication for this very reason.

The ECLP certificate course also applies an intensely practical approach to training, developing the participants’ oral and written communication skills with reference to a range materials and case studies drawn from legal practice in Germany and other civil law contexts.

Further details and registration

You can find out more about the ECLP certificate course and registration on the ZWW’s website: English Communication for Legal Practice – ECLP (Univ.)

Of course, you can also contact me with any questions you may have.


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