Wednesday, 19 January 2011

New location

We've now moved to premises near Kálvin tér. Our new address is: Baross utca 15, 4 em. 1

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Law resources online

Quite a few of my students want to learn more about English contract law, so I've been looking for good, free, online resources. Here are two excellent sites:

Law of Contract contains these contract law resources:
Contract Law Introduction - an overview of contract law for beginners
Contract Law Study Notes - comprehensive contract law notes (see menu on right)
Contract Law Cases - over 2,000 important contract law case summaries
Common Contracts - example common contracts and overviews of 'what goes in them'
Contract Law Doctrines - common doctrines you will come across when studying contract law
Contract Law Book Shop - the most popular and useful contract books
Contract Law Legislation - the most recent contract law legislation
Example Contracts - to help you draft your own contracts
Useful sample clauses including various
boilerplate clauses

This site has audio lectures and accompanying notes, cases, definitions, and more.

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Breakfast Club

If you prefer an informal approach to improving your legal English, contact us about our Breakfast Club. Drop in and join up to eight other lawyers for English language discussions, case studies, mini-lectures, legal news, problem-solving, and many other activities, all with a legal flavour. At Révay köz (VI ker.) on Mondays and Fridays from 7-9am, 3000HUF, coffee, tea, and pastries included.

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Learning at affordable prices

Money is tight for everyone right now so, if you have been putting off improving your legal or professional English because you think you can't afford it, get in touch with us to find out about student rates and special 'group discounts'.

Thursday, 25 February 2010

Exciting developments

I'm pleased to announce that I hope to be running some courses in partnership with Careers Abroad Language Center (CALC) in Oktober 6 utca, Budapest. See link at

CALC have a fantastic reputation for teaching English to professionals and I'm looking forward to beginning courses with them soon. Watch this space for details!

Monday, 11 January 2010

Professional and Legal English at Anglaw Kft., Budapest's Language School for Lawyers

Welcome aboard Anglaw's Blog. Read about what we offer to lawyers and other business professionals who want to improve their specialist English skills.

What Anglaw offers

Anglaw aims to give delegates the opportunity to:

  • Practise and develop their professional and legal vocabulary in English;
  • To increase fluency and confidence in using English in professional and legal contexts;
  • To enable participants to identify their own language learning needs with a view to continued English language development after the course.

Topics are determined according to the needs of delegates and might include aspects of:

  • Hungarian, EU and UK legal systems;
  • Case law;
  • Company law;
  • Contract law, particularly in relation to insurance contracts;
  • Financial Regulation in different jurisdictions.
Anglaw’s approach to teaching and learning

The school focuses on developing and practising reading and speaking skills through cooperative task-based work in pairs or small groups. Delegates read and discuss legal material in order to exchange information and compare aspects of their own legal systems. Delegates will also be given opportunities for more individual work, such as preparing and giving a short talk or presenting a summary of a legal case.

Anglaw courses include the following activities:

  • Presentation of specialist vocabulary by lecturer;
  • Vocabulary building exercises;
  • Reading and discussion of legal text, including case reports;
  • Giving short presentations on legal topics;
  • Written tasks.
If you would like to find out more then please email

Friday, 30 October 2009

New Students and Some Useful Resources

Good news for the school. Three enthusiastic lawyers have just signed up for a short programme of learning Legal English. They are interesting and interested, the two qualities above all that make teaching enjoyable. A bonus, for me, is that they are public interest lawyers so my area of speciality is going to be particularly useful. For more about public interest law have a look at the PILI website:

On another note, many thanks to Jeremy Day for posting his tip for making a vocabulary exercise with tables (see ). I needed a quick exercise to assess the vocabulary of my three new clients and, using Jeremy's idea I made up a word matching kit much more quickly than I imagined. It was very successful with the clients and, at least in part, persuaded them sign up.

Looking for a quick source of legal expressions, I came across some free guides at including a glossary of legal terms. Incidentally, another useful resource is