For teachers of English
How to teach English to law students and lawyers with TOLES.
What can TOLES do for me as a teacher?
Teaching English for special purposes is a challenge, and, without support, legal English can make overwhelming demands on a teacher in terms of research and materials development.
Whether you are teaching law undergraduates in the languages department of your university or providing English language support to practising commercial lawyers in their own offices, we are here to provide content, structure, and measurable progress to the professional service that you provide.
Teachers of English all over the world have already joined us and work alongside us to offer their students a relevant, practical, and enjoyable legal English course.
Can I use TOLES study materials as part of a
blended learning course?
What are my choices of teaching materials and exam levels?
We are always happy to set up an informal video call with teachers to discuss the TOLES exams and the most beneficial way to teach classes for TOLES using our materials. Please email us to set up a meeting and we will be happy to help.
Exams and recommended teaching materials
TOLES Foundation teaching material
TOLES Higher teaching material
TOLES Advanced teaching material
Frequently asked questions
A: In creating the TOLES exams and our lessons at our Cambridge teaching centre, we have always taken our direction from commercial law firms. Meeting a learner’s needs as a working lawyer is at the heart of all we do.
- test practical land useful legal English
- focus only on reading and writing skills
- have a strong focus on the English of contracts and commercial law
A: The feedback we get from lawyers working in companies, law firms and banks, whether they are from Rome, Riyadh or Rio de Janeiro, is that they need the English of commercial negotiations, written contracts and other legal documents drafted in English.
A: You should encourage your students to study towards the TOLES exams because ordinary English, at any level, even near-native level proficiency, is not the same thing as legal English.