Absolute Legal English

English for international law

  • Audio CD
  • Coursebook
Absolute Legal English Cover
Authors: Helen Callanan, Lynda Edwards
Level:Cambridge ESOL ILEC
Published:June 2010

Key features

Absolute Legal English is a comprehensive course book for students of law and practising lawyers who wish to work in an international legal environment and need to extend their language skills.

 Absolute Legal English consists of nine units which cover the main areas of international law. Each unit gives practice in all four key language skills and all skills work is closely related to real working practice.

 Absolute Legal English is suitable for students preparing for the ILEC exam, with additional exam-type tasks for each ILEC paper plus specific exam advice.

 Absolute Legal English is written in an accessible style by authors who combine experience in language teaching and legal authority. It is informative and engaging and uses a variety of proven techniques from the field of language teaching combined with an authoritative knowledge of appropriate legal matters.

Absolute Legal English contains a glossary of additional useful terms as well as all the audio transcripts, answer key and Audio CD, making it suitable for both class and self-study.

Areas of Law covered:

    • Intellectual property
    • Competition law
    • Employment law
    • Contract law
    • Real property law
    • Company law
    • Environmental law



This book should prove especially useful for students working towards the Cambridge International Legal English Certificate (ILEC)....Worth investigation.

Pete Sharma

EL Gazette, November 2010 PDF

This coursebook is useful for students of law and for practising lawyers in an international environment. It covers such areas as contract law, employment law, company law and environmental law.

Business Spotlight, January 2011 PDF

Absolute Legal English is a slim vol-ume packed full of relevant activities and authentic material. It is a wonderful resource for legal English courses in general, and test preparation for the Cambridge International Legal English Certificate (ILEC) in particular.

Shani Abergel

TESOL France Teaching Times Issue 64, Spring 2012 PDF

Component ISBNs

Coursebook with Audio CD 978-1-905085-51-4

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