Delta Publishing Catalogue

Absolute Legal English

English for international law

Authors: Helen Callanan, Lynda Edwards

ISBN: 9783125013292


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.

Consisting 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. It 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
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Helen Callanan

I am a non practising Barrister, having practised in Ireland for a period of almost ten years. I moved into English language teaching and worked as a teacher preparing students for all of the main English language exams including the TOEIC, TOEFL, ILETS and the Cambridge suite of exams before working as Director of Studies.

I have an involvement in developing materials for the International Legal English Certificate examination and currently develop and deliver bespoke training programs internationally in language and legal skills training for international student lawyers, qualified lawyers, members of the judiciary, ambassadors, members of the diplomatic corps and those having an involvement with aspects of the legal profession.

I lecture in Universities on Legal English for Academic Purposes and cross cultural legal skills training, and I work on programs in Global Clinical Legal Education.

I am a qualified civil and commercial mediator and have post graduate qualifications in development studies, training trainers and project management.

Lynda Edwards

I’ve been involved in EFL in one way or another all my working life and enjoyed every aspect! I spent many happy years in the classroom teaching a range of nationalities, ages and levels and also several years as a DOS (which was much more of a headache!) I was a teacher trainer for many years too. I’ve done a lot of work with exams and was an examiner for Cambridge ESOL. I now do a lot of item writing for several different papers which I find very stimulating.

My greatest interest in recent years has been in writing and I’m lucky to have published quite a lot of materials. These include SkillsWork a higher level integrated skills book for Delta which came out earlier this year. I also really enjoy writing readers. EFL has been kind to me and through it I’ve met some amazing people. These days I spend most of my time writing and I’m very happy doing so. Long may it last!