TOLES Advanced is the gold standard of achievement in Legal English
Test of Legal English Skills (TOLES) is the undisputed market leader in certifying proficiency in Legal English, providing reliable, valid assessment of language skills. The TOLES is a practical, industry-specific test that meets the needs of international and local law firms for reliable measurement of Legal English ability. The TOLES Exam Body is a member of the International Division of the Law Society of England & Wales.
Law firms and organizations that have already entered candidates for the TOLES exams include:
- The Law Society of England and Wales
- Sony Ericsson
- Daimler Chrysler
- European Court of Justice
- European Central Bank
- Deutsche Bundesbank
- Qatar Petrochemical Corporation
Exam Preparation Course
The online exam preparation course is designed to help active lawyers, legal advisors, or law graduates achieve a high score and demonstrate a high legal English awareness level. It addresses the terminology useful to the legal profession, and more specifically the terms used in the context of banking, contract law, employment law, law of tort, business law, company law, contract understanding and drafting, and legal letter writing.
- The details of real court cases
- Banks accounts and loans
- Contracts in common law systems
- Oral and written contracts
- Sole trader businesses
- Traditional partnerships and LLPs
- Limited companies
- Bankruptcy and insolvency
- Disputes and litigation
- Landlord and tenant
- The law of tort
- The liability of businesses for negligence
- The liability of businesses for nuisance
- Copyright, patents and trademarks
- Alternatives to litigation
- How the common law works
The TOLES Advanced Exam Prep Course is an extremely useful and a very well-organized program by the Hellenic American Union, which met my expectations. I am very satisfied with the structure of the course and the rich academic material provided by our instructor. Maria Anna Kokkinaki, Lawyer
An experience totally worth it, I recommend it to anyone who wishes to improve his/ her skills and to gain important knowledge. Aliki Christodoulia, Law graduate
You can register, or have your employer register you up to one day before the start date of the program if there are still available places. Add the program to the shopping basket. The first time you place an order you need to register. For company registrations please check the box “I am booking on behalf of my company”. Then, you fill out your personal details and you select an invoice or receipt to be issued. Then you must pay the tuition fee. Payment is available by:
a) debit, prepaid, or credit card (3 interest-free installments with a credit card),
b) Bank payment ID, that you can use to pay at the bank or via ebanking. If you register as an individual you can pay €300 upon registration, while the remainder is due by 31 March. If you issue an invoice the full fee must be paid upon registration, or
c) IRIS and direct debiting your bank account.
Please note that once you successfully place your order you will receive an automated confirmation message. This does not mean that your registration is complete. Your place is reserved once you pay the relevant tuition fee. When payment is visible, we will contact you to confirm your registration. Employers who enroll 3 or more employees in the program receive a 10% discount on the total amount of fees. This discount is visible in the shopping cart.
The TOLES ADVANCED exam is considered to be the gold standard of legal English achievement. The exam has a heavy focus on the vocabulary and grammar required for contract drafting. It also encourages knowledge of the plain English style of writing favored these days by leading commercial law firms. The exam requires sensitivity to register, and an understanding of how formal and informal English is used in a professional workplace. The examination lasts 2 hours. Please note that although TOLES is a no-fail exam, a low score cannot actually prove the good knowledge of Legal English required by employers. The maximum score possible at Advanced level is 100. Any candidate scoring in the 81-100% category genuinely has very similar legal English skills to a native English-speaking solicitor, barrister or attorney.
See more details about the TOLES Advanced exam:
Zoom is a web-based video conferencing tool, compatible with Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS, and Android, that allows users to meet and attend classes online. You can use Zoom from your PC or laptop, but also from your iPad or smartphone. You will have to download Zoom to one of your devices to be able to attend this program. We will send you a step-by-step guide once you register. If you use your PC or laptop you will also need a webcam, microphone, and speaker. Most computers have a microphone and speaker, but you can also use a headset with a microphone for better sound quality.
When is the TOLES Advanced exam held?
You can sit for the TOLES Advanced exam twice a year; January and May/June. The exact exam dates are announced every year.
How much time should I devote to study?
As much as your other commitments allow you to. The exam preparation course will help you organize your study, but you should try to study the material every week.
What books will I use?
We use two of the official TOLES books and additional material that the instructor brings in class.
What does the course fee include?
The course price includes your participation as well as the books and other materials used for your preparation. The course fee does not include the exam fee.
How much is the exam fee?
The exam fee is €150 and we will ask you to pay it when we submit candidates for each exam.
Stamos Theloudis earned his LL.M degree from the Law School of the University of Bristol in 1991. He was admitted to the Athens Bar Association the following year and has since been practicing law.His ...Learn more