Legal Professionals on Steps

Intensive Advanced Legal English Program

As of March 16, 2020, all York University English Language Institute programs will be delivered 100% online. Our English Language Institute has launched and delivered many quality online programs over the years. This is not new to us, and there will be no interruptions or compromise in learning quality for those considering starting their studies with us. For any enquiries or questions about our programs please contact yueli@yorku.ca.

This intensive program at the York University’s English Language Institute is designed to provide participants with the legal terminology, language and writing skills needed to succeed in legal graduate study and/or in a legal professional career in Canada.

 

We will be offering a Spring 2019 part-time session of this program. Please email our YUELI Registration team or call 416.736.5353 for details!

Through the program you will:

  • Improve IELTS or equivalent language score and study the language of the law in a small group environment
  • Enhance the grammar and structure of your writing
  • Work with legal terminology and documents necessary for successful Maters of Law (LLM) study
  • Practice your professional speaking and presentation skills

Study English while gaining skills to succeed in your law career

This program is primarily designed for graduates of law degree programs from outside Canada who are interested in pursuing graduate legal studies in English, pursuing accreditation to practice law in Canada, or seeking employment in the legal field in Canada.

Program Delivery

This program is available both full-time in-class and part-time in class with an 8-hour online component! Both formats are delivered in class on our Keele Campus in Toronto, ON.

Summary

Full-time

  • Program length: 16 weeks
  • Class size: 15-20 students
  • Classroom hours/week: 20 hours
  • Students will participate in four hours of class per day, five days a week. Classes are led by one or two English Language Institute instructors, with regular feedback on legal topics from a law instructor and guest speakers.

Part-time

  • Program length: 16 weeks
  • Class size: 15-20 students
  • Classroom hours/week: 14 hours
  • 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Four Saturdays: (10:00am -12:00pm and 12:45pm – 2:45pm) September 8th, October 20th, November 3rd  and Dec 1st .
  • 8 hours/week (at your own pace)

Schedule

2 Schedules Required:
Full -Time:
Students will participate in four hours of class per day, five days a week. Classes are led by one or two English Language Institute instructors, with regular feedback on legal topics from a law instructor and guest speakers.
Part Time:
Students will participate in 14 hours of instruction per week – 6:30 pm–9:30 pm Tuesdays and Thursdays, a number of Saturdays determined by course and 8 hours/week (at your own pace). Classes are led by one or two English Language Institute instructors, with regular feedback on legal topics from law instructors and guest speakers.

Out-of-Class Timetable

University Life, a range of co-curricular activities designed to provide a balanced program of in- and out-of-classroom learning, includes:

            • Orientation to the York University campus
            • Access to self-study facilities available for use before and after class
            • Conversation Partners
            • Daily student-led discussion sessions
            • Campus activities that will bring students into contact with other members of the York community
            • York Admissions advising sessions
            • Workshops on university life skills, including topics such as time management skills, applying for admission, and testing strategies
            • York English Language Test (Levels AP7-AP9 only)
            • Attendance at university lectures (Levels AP6-AP9 only)

Materials

An e-mail account, internet and library access, textbooks and limited printing and photocopying services are included in the tuition fee.

Accommodation

Accommodation in homestay and on-campus York University residence is available

Social & Cultural Activities

These activities allow students to socialize with other participants in the course, attend cultural events, and visit places of interest in and around Toronto.
A visit to the CN Tower, Niagara Falls, an NBA game, a Soccer Club, and a Games Club are examples of s the many trips, clubs, and activities available to English Language students.

Admission Requirements

This program is open to graduates of law degree programs from outside Canada who have a 6.5 IELTS or equivalent English language proficiency test score.  As part of your application, we will ask you to provide the following:

Application Documents:

Copy of language proficiency test results

Copy of law degree transcripts

 

Fees

Full-time

$8,500 (CAD)

Part-time online

$4,800 + $200 Registration Fee for new students (CAD)

Fees include required course textbooks and materials. Fees are due in full prior to enrollment in classes. Fees may change without notice.

Term Session Price (CAD) Register
Fall 2020 Intensive Advanced Legal English Program (August-December 2020) $7,800.00 Apply

Confidentiality and Financial Security

Given the experiential and practical nature of the courses and the application of Ontario’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) to York University, The School of Continuing Studies works to ensure that instructors and participants acknowledge and respect the privacy and confidentiality of personal information that may be presented in the context of instruction. Instructors will limit the amount of personal information that is collected, used or disclosed in their sessions, and will ensure that all identifying personal information (including proper name, address, etc.) is omitted from all written documents in order to protect personal privacy and confidentiality. Instructors should not bring or share personal or other confidential files or records with the class or allow students to do so.We are committed to protecting your privacy and your financial security, and we do this in several ways:

  • Your credit card information is never received or stored by our system. Only your financial institution has access to your credit card information.
  • Your Student Portal is password-protected. To access any personal and academic information, you must enter your username and portal password.

York University Privacy Policy

How to Register

  • Online: Available Sessions
  • Bank Transfers: Please contact the English Language Institute if you intend to pay by bank transfer. Please be aware that most international bank transfers requests will be charged a bank transfer fee. Please ask your bank for details. Students are responsible to ensure the money they have sent to English Language Institute covers any bank transfer fees.
  • Money Order: The Money Order should be made payable to York University. Please mail the original Money Order to our office at the following mailing address:
    York University English Language Institute
    Suite 035 Founders College
    4700 Keele Street
    Toronto, Ontario
    M3J 1P3 CANADA
Please send required documents to our fax number: 416-736-5908 or email at yueli@yorku.ca

Fees & Payment Deadlines

Full-time

$8,500 (CAD)

Part-time online

$4,800 + $200 Registration Fee for new students (CAD)

Fees include required course textbooks and materials. Fees are due in full prior to enrollment in classes. Fees may change without notice.

* Fees subject to change

Accommodation

 

Cancellation and Refund

Please refer to the following document for Academic Cancellation & Refund Policy questions & answers:

Cancellation, Transfer and Refund Policies and Procedures

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