What is TOLES Foundation Exam?
The TOLES Foundation exam is the entry-level exam in the TOLES suite of exams and is designed for individuals with basic legal English knowledge. It covers core legal vocabulary and concepts and practical skills such as drafting simple legal documents and understanding basic legal texts. The exam consists of three papers: a multiple-choice paper, a gap-fill exercise, and a writing paper.
TOLES exam suite
TOLES is an acronym that stands for ‘Test of Legal English Skills’. It is a standardized test designed to assess the English language skills of non-native English-speaking lawyers and law students. TOLES is a series of exams and is widely recognized by legal organizations and firms around the world as a means of assessing the English language skills of lawyers, law students, and other legal professionals.
TOLES is offered at three levels: TOLES Foundation (basic), TOLES Higher (intermediate), and TOLES Advanced (advanced). Each level is designed to test the candidate’s proficiency in a specific area of legal English, such as legal vocabulary, drafting legal documents, or understanding legal texts. The exam is offered by the TOLES (Test of Legal English Skills) organization and is recognized internationally as a standard for measuring proficiency in legal English.
The exams are typically taken by law students and legal professionals, such as lawyers and paralegals, as a way of demonstrating their proficiency in legal English to employers and other stakeholders.
The TOLES exams were established in 2000 and are jointly owned by Cambridge Law Studio Limited and Global Legal English Limited.
TOLES Foundation Exam preparation course at ZENITH lingo
ZENITH lingo’s TOLES Foundation preparation course is designed to help participants prepare for the TOLES Foundation Exam. The course covers the skills and knowledge tested on the exam, such as legal vocabulary, reading and understanding legal texts, and writing and listening to legal English. The course also includes practice exams and other materials to help participants improve their performance on the exam.
By completing a TOLES Foundation preparation course, participants will better understand the exam and improve their chances of success on the test.
To be well prepared for the test, you must book a minimum of 24 units (24 x 45 minutes) for this course. We can customize lessons based on class location, group size, learning intensity, class schedule, and course curriculum.
In what formats can I customize TOLES Foundation Exam preparation course?
You can customize TOLES Foundation Exam preparation course in all formats:
ZENITH lingo language classes take part in one of the following venues:
- online: For online classes ZENITH lingo uses Zoom platform
- on-site*: These are locations organized by customers.
- in-house*: These locations are organized by ZENITH lingo
*available only in Mainz, Germany
Class size classification defines number of participants per course.
- one-to-one: 1 participant only
- pair: 2 participants
- small group: 3-5 participants
- mid-size group: 6-10 participants
- big group: 11-15 participants
You can choose in what intensity you would like to take your preparation course.
- Weekly courses consist of 24 units (1.080 minutes) distributed to 12 lessons; 2 units (90 minutes) per lesson without a break. Each lesson is offered weekly. That means each booking lasts 12 weeks.
- Intensive courses consist of 24 units (1.080 minutes) distributed to 3 full-day lessons; 8 units (360 minutes) per day with four 15 minutes coffee breaks and one-hour lunch break per day.
- Semi-intensive courses consist of 25 units (1.125 minutes) distributed to 5 half-day lessons; 5 units (225 minutes) per day with one 15 minutes coffee break.
Interested or have questions? Just send us your request through the request form on this page. We will take care of the rest.
Do you prefer to use your e-mail? Then send an e-mail to the following address: info(at)zenith-lingo.com.
Where can I get more information on TOLES Foundation Exam?
The TOLES exams are jointly owned by Cambridge Law Studio Limited and Global Legal English Limited. For more information on the TOLES Foundation Exam, check the official website of the organization.