English Language Education

Legal English for Visiting Students (LEVS)

This credit-bearing course is for undergraduate visiting students who wish to develop their English language skills for use in legal contexts.

This course is designed for students who have a basic understanding of their own legal systems through having taken a first year UG law course (or equivalent) at their home universities.

The facts

  • Subject area: English - Academic
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate)

The course

The focus is on activating language skills through cooperative task-based work. Course participants read legal texts in order to exchange information and compare aspects of their own legal systems. Other language practice activities include courtroom role-plays; problem-solving discussions; listening to talks and formal letter writing practice. There are opportunities for individual work; for example in presenting a summary of a legal case or preparing and giving a presentation on a legal topic.

This course is only available to visiting students.

Space in this course is limited, so entry is strictly controlled by the CAHSS Visiting Student Office (VSO). Please come in person to the VSO to enrol in this course.


TEAM Test Requirement for LEVS

Students must take the Test of English at Matriculation (TEAM) upon arrival to Edinburgh to ensure their English language proficiency is appropriate for the course.

For details of times and locations for the TEAM test visit: 

Test of English at Matriculation (TEAM)

After the test, students should go to the Visiting Student Office (Room G.03, 55-60 George Square) to register for LEVS.