TOLES stands for Test of Legal English skills and was first developed upon request of one of ‘the big five’ so that they could more easily test their candidates on their legal English skills. After a while, the founder split from Cambridge University in order to distance herself from the academic side and focus more on the professional side of legal English. After the split, the international organisation decided to join hands with the International Division of the Law Society of England and Wales to make sure that all the material, the exam and the training would always be up to date.
At our Antwerp centre, it is possible to sit the test, and have it corrected by the exact same examiners in Cambridge. Most preparatory courses are based on our handbooks which also come in handy for self-study. These classes can take place in Antwerp or on-site. Most companies or students who enrolled in our courses are located in Brussels, Leuven, Gent, Luik or Genk and chose to have classes at their premises. However, sometimes even professionals from the Netherlands come to Antwerp to educate themselves on the finer details of the English language in Intellectual Property (IP).
It is also possible, in consultation with our main office, Cambridge Law Studio, to create training content that is completely adapted to the needs of the company or law firm without the intent of preparing for the TOLES exam.
Check out the article that was written about us in de Juristenkrant and LegalWorld by Wolters Kluwer! (Article in Dutch)
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Tanika started off by organizing an intake (individual analysis) during which she managed to not only estimate everyone’s language skills, but also thoroughly understand the personality of every single participant.
As for the language classes themselves, Tanika’s enthusiasm soon turned out to be contagious. Therefore, any kind of reluctance colleagues may have had, quickly disappeared into thin air.
Tanika is very flexible and apart from her gift for languages, she also has a sound knowledge of didactics, allowing her to adapt the lessons to all the student’s or group’s needs.