юридически английски

Legal English

Legal English is characterised by a very specific use of vocabulary, terminology and style. Law-students and legal professionals need to be familiar with these elements to be able to understand legal documents and communicate effectively with colleagues and clients.

Excellence offers 2 types of Legal English courses:

Legal English for Bulgarian

Our Legal English course especially designed for Bulgarian jurists offers a comparative approach to legal terminology in Bulgarian and English on a wide range of topics including general theory of law and the state, the legal system, administrative, labour, criminal, civil, commercial, competition and EU law. It uses the new Legal English for Bulgarian Professionals coursebook and consists of 2 modules, each lasting 12 weeks. Each module is independent and can be attended individually according to your interest and time availability.

Module 1

  • The concept of law
  • The state
  • The judicial system
  • Administrative law
  • Criminal law

Module 2

  • Civil law
  • Commercial law
  • Contract law
  • Competition law
  • European Union law

Advanced Legal English and ILEC Preparation

Our advanced Legal English courses focus on the use of English in a commercial law environment using the Cambridge International Legal English coursebook. There are 3 modules, each lasting 12 weeks. Each module covers one third of the coursebook and is supplemented with specific ILEC exam preparation activities as required by the students. The three modules are independent, so you can choose to do the full course over three terms, or just attend individual modules according to your legal interest and time availability.

Module 1

  • The practice of law
  • Company formation
  • Capitalisation
  • Changes in a company
  • Contract formation

Module 2

  • Contract remedies
  • Contract assignment
  • Employment law
  • Sale of goods
  • Real Property law

Module 3

  • Intellectual property
  • Negotiable instruments
  • Secured transactions
  • Debtor-Creditor
  • Competition law


Course summary:

  • Course name: Legal English
  • Term dates: 03 January – 31 March 2017
  • Course duration: 48 academic hours (12 weeks)
  • Lessons: 2 x 90 minutes per week (not at weekends)
  • Levels: Upper-Intermediate – Advanced
  • Group size: max. 8 students
  • Age: 16+
  • Location: Excellence Language Learning, Sofia
  • Price: BGN 640 (including course materials)

If you would like to study Legal English with Excellence, please contact us and make an appointment for a level test and personal consultation with one of our teachers.

Please also check our other courses to see which different types of language study we offer.