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OTMV1094 Cambridge Legal English 3 ECTS
Organised by
Law, Studies for Bachelor/Master of Laws Degree
Person in charge
University Lecturer Anna Krizsan
Preceding studies
All students should have basic knowledge of Legal English. The students of the Faculty of Law should have completed Legal English: Modules 1-3, or equivalent.

General description

This course is an optional course intended to improve students' competence and confidence in using legal English and prepare them for legal work in English. It is intended as a preparation for the ILEC exam (International Legal English Certificate examination developed by Cambridge ESOL and TransLegal) but can be taken by any student willing to practise their language skills in the legal contexts regardless of their intention whether or not to take the ILEC exam. Targeted level of language proficiency: B2-C1.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course the students should:
- be able to write common legal text types in English
- be able to engage effectively in a range of speaking situations typical of legal practice
- be able to read and analyse a variety of legal texts
- be familiar with the format of the ILEC exam and the typical tasks that can be encountered
- be able to use the acquired skills, knowledge and strategies in order to solve typical tasks of the ILEC exam


- analysis and production of authentic legal texts
- language functions typical of legal discourse
- language practice in all four skill areas: reading and writing, speaking and listening

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Group work 30 h 0 h
Independent work 50 h 0 h

Student-centred interactive learning.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
  • In English
Participation in classroom work
  • In English

A minimum of 75% class attendance.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Continuous assessment of course work

Study materials

Provided by the instructor

Further information

TIME: spring semester 2018 (this course will be offered only during the academic year 2017-2018)
The course is optional and open to all current students of the Faculty of Law (including exchange students and students in the LIS Programme). Course entry is limited to 25 students. Participants will be selected in the order of enrolment.
The course cannot be used to substitute obligatory studies in English (i.e. Legal English: Modules 1-4).
Registration for the course in Nettiopsu.

Belongs to following study modules

Faculty of Law
Optional courses (MDP in Law and Information Society)
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Faculty of Law
Bachelor of Laws
Master of Laws DP
MDP in Law and Information Society
Doctor of Laws
Turku Law School