Do You Speak Legalese?

Legalese is not a real language:) Yet it is a human language in a way. It is the way

legal professionals word their ideas in contracts and agreements and that means it can be difficult to comprehend unless you are a lawyer. Whenever you find yourself reading a legal document that is full of long multisyllable words and convoluted sentences, and feel that you should make an effort to understand what that means in plain English, you can be sure that this document is written in legalese. There are a few interactive EFL/ESL Legal English Quizzes on EnglishLab.Net for interested individuals. Feel free to do them – they are not difficult at all! You will learn about different branches of the law as well as types of lawyers (What’s the difference between barristers and solicitors? And what do attorneys have to do with them?), and will find out what exactly they say in films when they take the oath in a court of law before giving evidence.



If you want to study for an English examination online (especially ILEC (International Legal English Certificate), Cambridge Exams or IELTS) in the EnglishLab.Net Virtual Classroom, read about the tutor and email her to arrange for a VIP online language course