THE BEST BOOKS AND BLOGS FOR TOLES TEST TAKERS
Whether you study Legal English or are preparing to take the TOLES Test of Legal English Skills, this is the essential guide to resources that can help you to succeed at TOLES.
We had to start with our excellent English for Law Blog as it is the only blog that is consistently updated by a team of expert language trainers. It has proven to be a superb resource for TOLES students and learners of Legal English and foreign languages and is maintained by a top team of teachers who are specialists in their field.
There is no book about TOLES available so one of our Legal English teachers decided to write one. This book explains the grammar needed to succeed at Legal English and provides relevant examples for the test.
The Financial Times newspaper has always maintained a very good legal section read consistently by lawyers and law students. This blog is maintained by the excellent David Allen Green, who is one of the most informed people around when it comes to English law.
This blog seems to be updated regularly by a legal English language teacher and while it is based in the UK it seems to be more interested in law from the United States. It is particularly useful for recommending podcasts and newspaper articles pertaining to Supreme Court decisions in the US and the UK.
The New Law Journal is a worthy magazine for lawyers and law students in the UK. The blog is serious in tone and obviously designed for native speakers of legal English. The blog uses expert writers and lawyers to offer opinions on legal reports and cases. It is particularly recommended for advanced TOLES students.
Our friends at The United Kingdom Supreme Court have a great reputation for transparency. They are the only court in the UK to allow TV cameras into their courtrooms and we encourage all our students to take a tour when they are in London as the staff are really accommodating to legal English students. The blog is worth reading as it provides insights into cases that have been heard by the court as well as details of judgments made.
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