Business has increasingly become international and English is fast becoming one of the most common languages used. This is particularly true in the legal sector where company lawyers and legal secretaries often have to work in English. While English is increasingly used as a lingua franca, it has also been proven to be particularly helpful for law firms who support international assignees. Before any relocation, international assignees often have to receive detailed explanations and advice about legal matters in English as they have not mastered the local language. As a result, more law firms are now offering legal English courses to their employees.
It is no longer necessary to travel to an English-speaking country to find the specialised English course you require. Global training organisations such as Communicaid have offices in large European cities (London, Paris, Brussels and Frankfurt) so it is therefore possible to combine work and training. A delegate from Paris, for example, does not have to put his or her professional life on hold in order to attend a Legal English Course.
The recent crisis as well as the increased competitiveness has reduced the mobility of many employees around the globe, reducing the number of delegates able to travel to learn legal English. Family life also hinders the mobility of potential delegates as regularly travelling abroad and leaving home is not always easy, especially for people with young children. Undertaking a Legal English training course in the city you live in or even having your course delivered in your office is an excellent alternative.
While many people could benefit from Legal English training, they are not necessarily interested in having to struggle with the English language on a daily basis. If you need to learn English for legal purposes only then staying in France can be an attractive option. Doing a Legal English training course where you are based can reduce the cultural uncertainties you would face on a course in London or elsewhere.
The vibrant city of Paris is located at the heart of Europe and is within reach of urban European centres thanks to its excellent transport network. With the TGV, a French delegate can even consider travelling to Paris daily in order to follow his Legal English training course. For all of these reasons, learning Legal English in Paris is an attractive option.
© Communicaid Group Ldt. 2010