ELSA Member Offer: Legal English and TOLES

Welcome ELSA Members!
Severnvale is a Partner Organisation of the European Law Student Association (ELSA).

With 40,000 members ELSA is the world’s largest independent law students’ association. ELSA provides opportunities for international exchange, diversified legal education and personal professional development for law students and young lawyers.

ELSA Members are eligible for a free Test of Legal English Skills (TOLES) exam when you enrol on one of our 3 week Legal English and TOLES courses. Please mention you are an ELSA member at time of booking.


Fixed-date Legal English and Test of Legal English Skills (TOLES) Examination Course (3 weeks)

2018 Course Start Dates*: 04/06/18, 06/08/18, 05/11/18

*The TOLES exam is scheduled for the last Thursday of each course


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Legal English and TOLES

The course is composed of two weeks of intensive legal and business English tuition, plus a 1-week TOLES exam preparation course. The TOLES examination provides attendees with a tangible and recognised record of progression to present to employers at the end of the course. The course is designed to stretch motivated and aspirational individuals currently working or studying to work in the legal profession and is structured to maximise use of the time available.

Key Course Information

Maximum class size: 6 students (8 in August)

Legal English + TOLES Course: 2-week Legal English Course plus 1-week TOLES exam preparation.

Core Legal and Business Components

Legal Communication Module 2 is 10 x group lessons per week providing specific focus on a wide range of practice areas including, Contract, Corporate and Commercial, Banking, Litigation, Property, Competition, IP, Employment.

Business Communication Module 1 focuses on essential business functions including: 10 x group lessons on formal and informal writing; telephoning; reading business documents and numerical information; language of meetings; dealing with native English speakers; travel; business culture; diplomacy and entertaining.

Meet the Course Director:
Caroline Browne, Principal

Caroline qualified and practised with international law firm Norton Rose Fulbright, spending time in London and Brussels. After 4 years in practice she turned to a career of teaching at BPP University, one of the UK’s leading legal professional education providers, providing exclusive legal training and tuition for trainees of over 30 law firms.

At BPP, she taught students in business, commercial law, employment law, legal drafting, tax and business accounts, negotiation and interviewing and advising skills. After BPP she qualified in English language teaching and subsequently took on the role of Principal at Severnvale.

Detailed Course Components & Features 2 weeks 1 week
42 lessons
31.5 hours
30 lessons
22.5 hours
20 lessons general language development
10 lessons Legal Communication Module 2
8 lessons specific TOLES examination practice
10 lessons Business Communication Module 1
2 lessons teacher-guided self-access study

Pricing Legal English + TOLES

2-week Legal English Course plus 1-week TOLES exam preparation course: £1,630*

(*excludes £65 registration fee and £150 TOLES Examination fee)