Peculiarities of teaching a foreign language to lawyers students


  • Oksana Starostina International Humanitarian University, Odesa, Ukraine
  • Olena Horytska International Humanitarian University, Odesa, Ukraine


English language, foreign language, language teaching, lawyer training, legal education


The language of law is a technical language, different from other technical languages such as mathematics or physics, as it is bound to the national legal system and has its own highly specialised terminology. In a language of special communication, the text is expressed in a special language or sub-language that is subject to specific syntactic, semantic and pragmatic rules. Purpose of the study: To examine the specific features of teaching a foreign language to lawyers students. A systematic review can be explained as a research method and process for identifying and critically evaluating relevant studies and for collecting and analysing data from those studies. An excellent result of teaching legal English involves providing students with the ability to formulate speech with specific terminology and to develop their thinking about the law. Here's why teachers encourage discussion and role-playing to improve students' oral expression. An excellent method of developing listening skills in the absence of native speakers is video. We use this method with our class and it has proved very effective in attaining communication purposes. Teachers design all kinds of exercises for students and apply them while watching or post-viewing videos.


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How to Cite

Starostina, O., & Horytska, O. (2021). Peculiarities of teaching a foreign language to lawyers students. Linguistics and Culture Review, 5(S4), 881-890.



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