Drafting Legal Contracts

English for Drafting Legal Contracts 1

360,00 
  • 24 teaching units
  • 12 weekly lessons
  • 90 minutes
  • Format: Group (3-8)
  • Place: Online
  • ZENITH lingo Language Academy
    Course start: 2023-01-25
  • ZENITH lingo Language Academy
    Course end: 2023-04-28
  • ZENITH lingo Language Academy
    Registration end: 2023-01-20
Course ID: EDLC_1
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2 units (90 minutes) / 4 units (180 minutes) / 6 units (270 minutes) / 8 units (360 minutes) / 10 units (450 minutes) / 12 units (540 minutes)

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25 units (1.125 minutes) distributed to 5 half-day lessons, 5 units (225 minutes) per day

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24 units (1.080 minutes) distributed to 3 full-day lessons, 8 units (360 minutes) per day

1. Course description

Drafting legal contracts in English

English is the most commonly used language for drafting contracts, as it is the lingua franca of international business and law. Drafting contracts in English is about clearly and concisely articulating the terms of a legal agreement between two parties. This includes the correct use of legal terminology and jargon, as well as the proper formatting and outlining of contractual clauses and provisions.

Individuals drafting contracts must have a good command of English, including correct grammar, punctuation, and syntax, and a good understanding of legal terminology and contract language. This will ensure that the contract is clear and easy for all parties to understand and accurately reflects the intended agreements and obligations.

Learning English for Drafting Contracts at ZENITH lingo

English for Drafting Legal Contracts is designed to provide learners with the language skills necessary to draft clear and concise contracts in English. The course covers key vocabulary and phrases used in drafting contracts, as well as grammar and syntax specific to contract language.

The course also covers general legal principles and considerations in contract drafting and provides practical exercises in which participants can apply their newly acquired knowledge.

This course is suitable for professionals working in a variety of fields, including law, business, and international trade.

Certificate

Upon successful completion of the English for Drafting Legal Contracts 1 course, learners will be awarded a Certificate of Completion. Those who demonstrate active participation in at least 85% of the classes and achieve a score of 90% or higher on course assessments will be eligible to receive a Certificate of Achievement. These certificates serve as recognition of the student’s dedication and accomplishment in the course.

2. What you will learn

Through a combination of lectures, discussions, and practical exercises, participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of the language used in contract drafting and be able to communicate confidently in English in legal situations.

During the course, participants can practice drafting and revising contracts in various contexts, including business, legal, and employment contracts. Participants will learn essential vocabulary and terminology commonly used when drafting contracts and effective phrasing and sentence structures for clear and concise contract language.

In addition to practicing drafting contracts, participants will learn how to communicate and negotiate contract terms effectively and recognize and avoid common pitfalls in contract language. By the end of the course, learners will be able to confidently draft contracts in English that are clear, concise, and legally enforceable.

3. Who is this course for?

  • lawyers
  • legal professionals
  • legal consultants
  • legal assistants
  • paralegals
  • senior managers
  • law students

 

4. Course program

Lesson 1

Drafting an agreement

VOCABULARY: Key adjectives and nouns commonly used in legal contracts

GRAMMAR: Modal Verbs 1

Lesson 2

-Structure of legal contracts and agreements

VOCABULARY:  Key verbs commonly used in legal contracts

-GRAMMAR: Modal Verbs  2

Lesson 3

-Contracts: structure and interpretation

-VOCABULARY: Key expressions commonly used in legal contracts

-GRAMMAR: Modal Verbs 3

Lesson 4

-Elements of a legal contract or agreements 1

Lesson 5

-Elements of a legal contract or agreements 2

Lesson 6

TEST

Lesson 7

-Drafting clauses in legal agreements and contracts

Lesson 8

-Main and secondary provisions

Lesson 9

-Common contract clauses

Lesson 10

-Operative clauses 1

Lesson 11

-Operative clauses 2

Lesson 12

EXAM

Lesson 1

Drafting an agreement

VOCABULARY: Key adjectives and nouns commonly used in legal contracts

GRAMMAR: Modal Verbs 1

Lesson 2

-Structure of legal contracts and agreements

VOCABULARY:  Key verbs commonly used in legal contracts

-GRAMMAR: Modal Verbs  2

Lesson 3

-Contracts: structure and interpretation

-VOCABULARY: Key expressions commonly used in legal contracts

-GRAMMAR: Modal Verbs 3

Lesson 4

-Elements of a legal contract or agreements 1

Lesson 5

-Elements of a legal contract or agreements 2

Lesson 6

TEST

Lesson 7

-Drafting clauses in legal agreements and contracts

Lesson 8

-Main and secondary provisions

Lesson 9

-Common contract clauses

Lesson 10

-Operative clauses 1

Lesson 11

-Operative clauses 2

Lesson 12

EXAM

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