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Legal English Classes at Florida Internationa University FIU

Legal English at FIU plus Law Workshops

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Lingua Language Center’s Interactive Online Legal English Program plus
Law Workshops at Florida International University (FIU)


Law school and legal skills present difficulties for all students, even those who are native speakers. If English is not a student’s native language, that student experiences additional challenges. Most students taking law classes are subjected to a completely new vocabulary. “Legalese” or “lawspeak” is an academic skill that even native speakers must study to learn, if they are to be an effective member of the legal profession.

Many of the skills related to completing law school successfully are language skills. These include writing, reading, listening, analytic and oral presentation skills. The Legal English course focuses on providing the student the knowledge and skills they will need to be successful in an English-speaking legal environment, with specific focus on legal vocabulary, oral and written argumentation, public speaking, and an overview of the American legal system.

Legal English at FIU

Instructional Methodology

Our direct approach to language training will enable students to communicate effectively and confidently in a variety of situations. Given the importance of cross-cultural communication skills to achieve social, professional and academic success, all our programs emphasize the culture of the countries where the language of study is spoken. The Legal English course will additionally emphasize specific legal vocabulary. Language structures and vocabulary presented in the context of oral interaction will give students prompt command of the legal jargon.

Classes are practical and client-centered. Teachers plan and structure activities using the theory of Multiple Intelligences and acknowledging the students’ individual learning styles. Oral communication is primarily emphasized. Students will communicate in the target language through oral drills, role-playing, discussions, conversations, and other practical techniques.

Interactive Online Classes

Lingua’s interactive online format allows for full interaction between instructor and students and student-to-student. Our state-of-the-art, collaborative virtual classroom platform allows for stimulating audiovisuals and provides students with a class experience comparable to in-person instruction with an online whiteboard, breakout rooms, and screen sharing capabilities.

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Legal English at FIU

Legal English Classe at FIU

A 36-hour course (6 weeks) with the addition of 6 hours of workshops at FIU.
The Legal English Program is taught by professional educators and enhanced by using stimulating and dynamic learning materials and state-of-the-art technology.
FIU workshops could be attended in-person at FIU College of Law or online.

Online and FIU College of Law (11200 SW 8 Street, RDB 1010 Miami, FL 33199)

Interactive online classes:
Monday and Wednesday: 6:00 – 8:40 pm

FIU Law Workshops:
On Fridays

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