English for Law

English-for-lawEnglish for Law at LEA English Centre is designed for anyone in the field of law who wants to improve and enhance their proficiency in communicating and writing in English language. Without a proper mastery of the English language, the students of law will lose the basic principal job of a lawyer which is the vital part for them to communicate and persuade. In a profession where clarity, precision and conciseness are their main weapon, accurate usage of English is highly demanded and needed. Who should attend the course? This course is targeting law students and professionals in the field of law itself whose intention is to increase and enhance the command of English language in general and legal writing in particular. Course Content:  Kindly take note that this course is fully tailor – made according to our clients’ requests and needs. The course content may vary from time to time.   INTRODUCTION: WRITING IN PLAIN ENGLISH I. BASICS OF GRAMMAR & TERMINOLOGY a. The Value of Grammar to Law Students & Bar Examinees b. Talking vs. Writing c. Conventions of Grammar & Usage d. The Eight parts of Speech e. Parts of a Sentence II. FUNDAMENTALS OF USAGE a. Tightening: The key to excellent writing b. How to save words c. Avoiding Pompous Words d. Staying Away from Windy Phrases e. How to avoid muddled language, mistaken idioms, misused words, unacceptable terms, & confused words III. THE WRITING PROCESS: HOW TO WRITE WITH PRECISION AND CLARITY a. Overview of the Writing Process b. Four simple rules to simplify the writing task c. An essay writing method for law students d. Steps in the essay writing process e. Prewriting f. Free writing g. Rewriting h. How to summarize i. How to write in bullet points j. How to deal with nouns, pronouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, phrases, clauses and sentences k. How to deal with common ailments of style. l. How to replace ambiguous words m. How to shun careless use of pronouns, misplaced and dangling modifiers n. How to minimize flowery language, euphemisms, trite expressions, period faults, awkward interruptions, split and mixed constructions o. How to avoid substandard language, colloquialisms, double prepositions and slang IV. SENTENCES a. How to use short sentences b. How to arrange your words with care c. How to avoid rambling sentences d. How to avoid nested modifiers e. How to spot bad construction f. How to diminish redundant legal phrases g. How to use familiar and concrete words h. How to minimize the use of “legalese” i. How to stay away from language quirks j. How to avoid elegant variations k. How to steer clear from noun chains l. How to shun multiple negatives m. How to evade cosmic detachment n. How to eliminate sexist & racist language V. PARAGRAPHS a. Importance of organization b. How to write effective paragraphs c. How to add coherence and variety d. Guidelines for combining sentences e. How to use transitions VI. PUNCTUATION a. The importance of punctuation b. How to punctuate properly VII. SPELLING a. Rules that save time looking up words b. Words often misspelled c. Hyphenation as a spelling problem VIII. PRONUNCIATION a. Commonly mispronounced words IX. DEMYSTEFYING LEGAL WORDS & PHRASES We would like to thank you for your inquiries and interest in making LEA English Centre your potential training centre. We do hope that we have answered all your queries and look forward to working with you in the near future.  

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