A needs-driven approach to Legal English teaching and training: Research and practice

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Beginning from a definition of Legal English as “English language education to enable L2 law professionals to operate in academic and professional contexts requiring the use of English” (Northcott, 2009:166), the different research strands (Northcott, 2013) contributing to this area are briefly examined. This approach to specific Legal English training will then be illustrated with reference to some current University of Edinburgh LE courses – Legal English for Visiting Students and English for the LLM.
Northcott, J. 2009. “Teaching Legal English: Contexts and Cases”. In Belcher, D. (ed) English for Specific Purposes in Theory and Practice. [Michigan ELT] Michigan: University of Michigan Press: 165-185.

Northcott, J. 2013. “Legal English”. In Paltridge, B and S. Starfield (eds) The Handbook of English for Specific Purposes. Blackwell Handbooks in Linguistics. Oxford, UK: Wiley Blackwell: 213 -226.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTraining Legal Languages for Effective Functioning of Judicial Cooperation in the EU
Subtitle of host publicationJUST/2014/JTRA/AG/EJTR/6762
EditorsRenata Vystrčilová
Place of PublicationOlomouc, Czech Republic
PublisherPalacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic
ISBN (Electronic)9788024451909
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sept 2017


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