What is TOLES Higher Exam?
The TOLES Higher exam is a legal English language proficiency test that is designed to assess the English language skills of non-native English-speaking lawyers and law students. The exam covers the legal language and terminology used in international legal practice and is divided into three parts: reading and vocabulary, writing, and legal listening and speaking.
The exam is administered by the TOLES Foundation, an international organization that provides training and support for legal professionals who use English in their work. It is recognized by law firms, bar associations, and legal organizations worldwide.
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 Higher Exam preparation course at ZENITH lingo
In ZENITH lingo’s TOLES Higher exam preparation course, you will learn the following:
- Legal terminology and language: The TOLES Higher exam includes a focus on legal vocabulary, so you will likely learn terms and phrases that are commonly used in the legal field.
- Reading and comprehension skills: The exam includes a reading comprehension section, so you will likely practice reading and understanding complex legal texts.
- Legal writing skills: The exam includes a legal writing section, so you will likely learn how to write legal documents such as contracts and letters in a clear and concise manner.
- Time management skills: The exam has a time limit, so you will likely practice completing tasks efficiently and effectively within a set timeframe.
- Exam strategies: You will likely receive guidance on how to approach the exam, including tips on how to effectively manage your time and handle challenging questions.
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 Higher Exam preparation course?
You can customize TOLES Higher 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 Higher exam?
The TOLES exams are jointly owned by Cambridge Law Studio Limited and Global Legal English Limited. For more information on the TOLES Higher Exam, check the official website of the organization.