ILEC International Legal English Certificate
Whether you are a law student or a practising lawyer, if you want to work in an international legal setting, ILEC can provide concrete evidence of your level of English.
ILEC is designed to determine whether candidates whose first language is not English have an adequate level of English to function efficiently, in terms of language ability, in the international legal environment. It is based on realistic tasks of the kind legal practitioners would be expected to encounter in their daily working lives.
London Crest Open Centre offers the paper-based version of this exam.
Is Cambridge ILEC for you?
Cambridge ILEC was created to meet the needs of both employers and lawyers. It is also suitable for law students intending to follow courses which include a significant English language content — either in their own country or abroad.
- have a good working knowledge of English?
- want to develop this knowledge for use in a legal environment?
If so, Cambridge ILEC might be the right exam for you.
What does ILEC involve?
The exam consists of four separate papers testing reading, writing, listening and speaking, which together last just under 3.5 hours (not including breaks).
The Speaking test is conducted face-to-face by Cambridge ESOL Oral Examiners.
Cambridge ILEC is based on realistic tasks and topics that legal practitioners might expect to encounter in their daily working lives.
For more detailed information about this exam, please click here:
ILEC – Information for candidates (pdf)
ILEC – Handbook for teachers (pdf)
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