884 Meadow Lane
Niskayuna, NY 12309
Phone: (518) 526-0618
ENGLISH FOR LEGAL PROFESSIONALS
This course is a comprehensive advanced level communication program for the attorney who wishes to sharpen English language skills for more effective interaction in the global marketplace. This course is student-centered and focuses on the fine-tuning of listening and speaking skills as they relate to the negotiation of business contracts. By incorporating a lively interactive classroom setting, students will develop the necessary strategies to brainstorm solutions to problems and analyze their various implications. Topics, such as the specialized English necessary for foreign exchange, trade finance, and the interpretation of financial news and reports, form the basis for case discussions, oral presentations and negotiation simulations. Comprehensive coverage of English for Legal Professionals in terms of grammatical usage, functions and idioms, and pronunciation is integrated into relevant contexts. The development of social skills is an integral part of our curriculum and is addressed through authentic contexts, thereby giving the attorney the confidence that is imperative for success in the legal community.