Legal English Language Certificate (LELC) Level 1 - CPD
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Legal English Language Certificate (LELC) Level 1 - CPD

Learn from Lawyers - Learn the CORRECT use of articles, prepositions, legal terms & start writing your letter!
4.7 (18 ratings)
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1,340 students enrolled
Created by Yasmine Lupin
Last updated 3/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 9 Articles
  • 10 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn how to structure and write a simple letter with confidence.
  • Understand fully the correct use of articles, prepositions and punctuations which are key skills in successful drafting. Improved understanding of legal terminology.
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Requirements
  • Students will need to have a basic understanding of the English language. An interest in law, but this is not essential.
  • A computer, laptop or android mobile with internet connection to watch the course.
  • A note pad to take notes during the lesson.
Description
  • A Comprehensive new course to learn legal English and gain your 'Legal English Language Certification - Level 1 (LELC)' – (Launched in February 2017). Buy only from this 'Udemy' website as other websites do not provide you with direct help from English lawyers nor do they provide you with the certificate. 
  • Do you want to become more familiar with common legal terminology? 
  • Do you want to learn how to write simple, concise letters to your client with ease? 
  • Do you want to gain your respective Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours as an International Lawyer? If your answer is YES to above questions, then you are at the right place.  Learning from lawyers is fun! 
  • Advance your Legal English skills! 
  • This course allows you to advance your legal English skills by learning how to use English articles, prepositions, punctuations.  You will also become familiar with some legal terminology.
  • I will guide you in writing your letter.  
  • This course also allows you to gain the Legal English Language Certificate Level 1 which is a qualification delivered by an accredited training organisation. 
  • Many law & business students aspire to work in international law firms or companies where a good grasp of written English is essential.  
  • Employees/students/business executives may be able to write but have problems connecting their words with the correct 'articles' such as 'a'/'an'/'the' and they also have never-ending issues with 'prepositions' such as 'on'/'in'/'to' or 'since'/'from' or 'to'.
  • This course is practical and designed to assist you with your written English skills. 
  • I start by providing you with an overview of the correct use of articles and prepositions both in a general English and legal English context.
  • The course then moves on to provide you with an overview of the importance of correct punctuation; another key skill in drafting.
  • I then introduce some legal terminology and emphasise the importance of its use. 
  • By the end of the course you will know how to draft simple letters in English. 


You are probably wondering - Why I should take this course?

You will learn from a practising lawyer – Learning from Lawyer is a Fun!

  • You will have enough practice exercises during the entire course including quizzes.
  • You will understand some common legal terminology.
  • You will have an improved understanding of how to use articles, prepositions and punctuations correctly, these are key skills in both your verbal and written skills. 
  • I will take the time out to help you with any queries regarding the course. 
  • 30-day satisfaction guaranteed

This is the course could change your life.  Obtaining the Legal English Language Certificate (LELC) can help you to enhance your career opportunities and can help boost your income because if you can get the basics right, then you naturally become more marketable. 

An investment in your career is an investment in yourself. 

There is no time like the present to take control of your career. 

Take your career to the next level by getting you Legal English Language Certificate  Level 1 (LELC). 

You have 30 days’ money back guarantee…!!!

Remember that once you purchase the course you will have lifetime access to the course and you have a 30 days’ money back guarantee if you do not like the course because of any reason. So what are you thinking go ahead and click on “Enroll Now” button and join me on this course!










Who is the target audience?
  • International law students and business students whose native language is not English and require a course to improve their drafting skills.
  • International lawyers and business executives whose native language is not English and require a course which will enable them to improve their drafting skills.
  • Students requiring help with their English.
  • Students who are curious about studying law whose native language is not English.
  • Students who want to learn the English: use of articles, prepositions, correct punctuation and idioms.
  • Students who want to start drafting simple letters in English.
  • Students who want to start learning legal terminology.
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Curriculum For This Course
18 Lectures
02:19:28
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18 Lectures 02:00:13

Articles 'a' and 'an' are an essential skill in writing. 

This course is designed to give you an overview of when to use 'a' & 'an' and by you participating in the exercises, you will see their importance in practice. 

For example: we say 'an advocate' and we say 'a lawyer'.

On completion of the course you will:

  1. acquire a better understanding of when to use the articles: 'a' & 'an' in your sentences;
  2. acquire an understanding of when exceptions apply; and
  3. by completing the exercises during the lessons, you will further your knowledge of the use of 'a' & 'an'.
Preview 09:19

Review with Yasmine - Use of articles 'a', 'an'
01:06

Use of Articles: 'a' & 'an'
10 questions

The article 'the' is an essential skill in writing.  It is probably the most used article in the English language and it is considered a 'definite article'.

For example we say: 'the' client, when we know the client. 

This course is designed to give you an overview of when to use 'the' and by participating in the exercises, you will see its importance in practice. 

On completion of the course students will:

  1. acquire a better understanding of when to use the article 'the' as a definite article in your sentences;
  2. acquire an understanding of when to use 'the' and when to use 'a' and 'an'; and
  3. by completing the exercises during the lessons, you will further your knowledge of the use of 'the'.
Use of the Article: 'the'
10:59

Review with Yasmine - Use of article: 'the'
01:05

Use of the Article 'the'
10 questions

Articles are sometimes unnecessary in our sentences. 

This course is designed to give you an overview of when articles are unnecessary for example when we talk of our interests: 'I like playing golf'.

On completion of the course you will:

  1. acquire a better understanding of when articles are unnecessary in your sentences; and
  2. be in a position to construct your sentences correctly.
When we DO NOT not need Articles!
12:06

Examples of when we DO not need Articles
10 questions

Review the Yasmine - Non-use of Articles
01:32

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Final Quiz on articles
10 questions

Prepositions are important because they work to connect various parts of a sentence and a preposition can explain the position, location and timing of a noun. They generally appear before a noun or gerund verb. 

For example: 'The lawyer sat by the barrister'.  or 'The lawyer is sitting by the barrister'.

This course provides you with an overview of some prepositions and how they are used in sentences. 

On completion of the first lesson regarding you will:

  1. acquire knowledge of when to use the prepositions: 'with, by, at, in, for & from'; and
  2. by doing the exercises during the lesson you will understand the importance of prepositions when you come to write your correspondence to your clients';
  3. Further reading material will provide you with an overview of 'idioms'. 


Common Prepositions - Pt 1
11:09

Quiz 2 - Common Prepositions - Pt 1
10 questions

Prepositions: 'on', 'to' and 'of' and 'in' are commonly used and this lesson gives you examples of when and how they are used in sentences. 

For example: 'It is quarter to five' or 'you can get to the office if you go now'.

The prepositions: 'since' and 'until' are often misused and this lesson explains to you how they are used in a practical context. 

On completion of the second lesson you will:

  1. acquire knowledge of when to use prepositions: 'on, to, of, in, since, until & into'; and
  2. by doing the exercises during the lesson you will understand the importance of prepositions when you come to write their statements or correspondence to your clients';
  3. Further reading material will give you a greater knowledge of 'idioms'. 
Common Prepositions - Pt 2
11:27

Common Prepositions - Pt 2
10 questions

YL - Idioms
02:06

The importance of punctuation is a key skill in writing. 

If we use punctuation incorrectly this could lead to misunderstandings and the reader may not understand what we want to say or convey. 

For example: 'John, your hat' or 'John, your hat?'.

This firs lesson starts by introducing simple common punctuation marks.

On completion of 'Punctuation - Part 1' you will:

  1. acquire knowledge of when to use punctuations: the comma (,), full-stop (.), (exclamation mark), question mark (?), colon (:) and the semi-colon(;) and
  2. by doing the exercises during the lesson you will understand the importance of using these punctuations correctly when you come to writing correspondence to your clients.


Correct use of Punctuation - Pt 1
08:31

Correct Use of Punctuation - Pt 1(a)
10 questions

Quotation marks are used when a person states a direct quote for example:

John said, “I really love Kate”.

Here we are quoting exactly what John said. 

This second lesson provides you with an overview of how and why we use double quotation marks and single quotation marks. 

This course also shows you examples of where to place other punctuation marks such an exclamation mark or a punctuation mark when there are quotation marks in your sentence. 

Emphasis is placed on British English punctuation. 

On completion of 'Punctuation - Part 2' you will:

  1. acquire knowledge of when to use single and double quotation marks: ; and
  2. you will understand where to place other punctuation marks when quotation marks are used in a sentence. 
Correct Use of Punctuation - Pt 1(b)
08:52

Use of Correct Punctuation - Part 1(b)
10 questions

Review with Yasmine - Use of Correct Punctuation
01:54

Legal terminology is specialised, technical legal words used by lawyers, judges and law assistants who work in a legal environment. 

Anyone working in a law office or law firm needs to understand legal terminology and when to use such terminology.

This course provides you with an overview of some legal terms.  During the course examples are provided which will help you further grasp how such legal terms are applied in practice. 

On completion of 'Legal Terminology - Part 1(a)' you will:

  1. acquire a good understanding of some legal terminology;
  2. understand how such terms are applied in practice;
  3. Further reading material will improve your understand of further legal terminology. 
Legal Terminology - Part 1(a)
12:05

Legal Terminology - Part 1(a)
10 questions

This course provides you with an understanding of some legal terminology which is used in the corporate/financial legal sector. 

The course explains the meaning of legal terminology such as: 'collateral', 'debt', 'debtor' and 'debenture-holder'. 

You will be provided with examples and exercises which will help you fully consolidate your understanding of such terms.

On completion of 'Legal Terminology - Part 1(b)' you will:

  1. acquire a good understanding of some legal terminology used in the financial/corporate legal sector;
  2. understand how such terms are applied in practice;
  3. further reading material will improve your understand of further legal terminology. 
Legal Terminology - Part 1(b)
10:03

Legal Terminology - Part 1(b)
10 questions

Review with Yasmine - When to use Legal Terminology
02:06

  • If you are an aspiring lawyer who wants to work in International law firm or a business executive who needs to negotiate deals, knowing how to write your letters with precision to your clients is an essential skill in ensuring a long lasting relationship with your client.
  • This course starts from the basics and shows you where first to place the recipient's address on your firm's letterhead.  The course also provides you with the rules regarding salutations: 'Dear Sir' and end with 'Yours faithfully'.

On completion of 'Start Writing your Letter' course you will:

  1. acquire a good understanding of how to structure your letter from the beginning to the end;
  2. you will understand the reasons behind why abbreviations such as 'p.p.' are inserted in letters;
  3. you will be able to draft with confidence a simple appointment letter & request for information letter. 


Start Drafting your Letters
13:02

Start Drafting your Letters
10 questions

Review with Yasmine - Writing your letters
01:06
About the Instructor
Yasmine Lupin
4.6 Average rating
22 Reviews
1,344 Students
2 Courses
Lawyer / Trainer & Founder of 'LCATE'

I am an English qualified solicitor.  I am British and I am the founder of the London Centre for Advanced Training & Education (LCATE). I have been as a practising solicitor for over 10 years and have worked in education for over 7 years. 

Everyone who works for LCATE is a qualified lawyer and we all believe that 'learning from lawyers is fun!' 

LCATE has delivered educational services services to employees of PriceWaterhouse, Mondadori S.p.A., Hugo Boss and a number of international companies and law firms.

LCATE also delivers the online Diploma in Law course for students who want to have a better understanding of English & Contract law. 

My mission is to help those that need the help wherever you are in the world!  I enjoy sharing my knowledge and I believe that I can help you achieve success.