Toles Advanced Course – 2019

  March, June, November 2019

Preparation for TOLES Advanced

  Bologna, Italy

  • March 2019 – 15, 16, 17 (inclusive)
  • June 2019 – 22 & 23 (inclusive)
  • November 2019 – 16 &17 (inclusive)

(15 Hours intensive training)

This course prepares students for the TOLES (Test of Legal English Skills) Advanced examination.

The Advanced Legal English Course aims to assist the international lawyer and law students to acquire the specific English language skills and commercial legal vocabulary that will enable them to work in commercial law. This book can be used for self study or in the classroom.

The Advanced Legal English course is more challenging than the other levels of TOLES. Students will need a higher level of English as this course is amied at increasing accuracy, natualness and professionalism to get you that prized position in an international context.

This Legal English course will be an intensive study of:-

  • commercial legal vocabulary in context
  • terminology of commercial contracts
  • Best practice in modern contract drafting
  • Negotiating Skills
  • Forms of Business in the UK
  • Company law and its vocabulary
  • Presenting information and writing an advice for clients
  • Commercial Finance documents – Loan Documents

The Legal English courses will focus on

  • vocabulary crash course
  • accurate and natural sentence structure in English
  • modern style and register
  • comparing the Legal English of the UK and USA
  • Accurate prepositions in English
  • Accurate collocations in English
  • Accurate formation of questions
  • accurate conditional sentences
  • understanding modern idioms

Trainer Details: 

The Head Trainer for this course is Sofia Parastatidou. 

Qualified as a UK lawyer and former member of the New York State Bar Association, Sofia is now based in Italy where she trains lawyers, accountants and notaries through the Ordine dei Dottori Commercialisti e degli Esperti Contabili and the Ordine degli Avvocati and Associazione Nazionale Forense.

She also trains psychologists through the Ordine dei psicologi di Emilia Romagna and Engineers through the Ordine Ingegneri di Bologna and C-Level directors in many multinational and national companies. 

She has also taught law students at various universities, master courses and post -graduate courses. She runs training courses for in-house Counsel (giuristi d’impresa), translators and other professionals.

She teaches Legal English, Finance English and Business English as well as Contract Law, Commercial Law, Company Law, Trusts, Banking Law, Intellectual Property, International Trade Law, Customs Law, Freight Forwarding, Aviation & Maritime Law, Franchising, Accounting and Taxation. She has also held courses in UK/US Practice and Procedure Courses for judges in Bologna.

A registered TOLES trainer and examiner, Sofia is passionate about not only training up-and-coming lawyers in law subjects or language but also in soft-skill acquisition. To this end, she is also trains in effective writing, presentation and public speaking skills, debating, negotiation and mediation skills.

She provides consultancy to Italian professionals who wish to train and re-qualify in common law jurisdictions through the up-coming SQE (currently QLTS) or for accountants to become Chartered Accountants in UK.

Sofia is now Secretary of the European Legal English Teachers Association and Head Trainer fo TOLES and QLTS at the British Legal Centre.

Costs : Intensive Course – €650.


Saturday: 10am – 13pm & 14pm -19pm

Sunday: 10am – 13pm & 14pm – 18pm

Fees do not include travel, accomodation, materials, examination fees which are all additional costs.

NB: Tutoring is available for examination practice upon request.