We have the pleasure to inform you that the Bialystok Legal English Centre, on 6th March 2013, became a registered training and examination centre for TOLES.

TOLES Examination

Test of Legal English Skills (TOLES) is the first international examination, created by a group of Legal English experts after years of consultations with legal practitioners. It is recognized by a number of universities, international organizations and institutions like: The Law Society of England and Wales, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Europejski Bank Centralny, or Siemens.

TOLES can now be taken at three levels:

  • TOLES Foundation referring to A2-B1 levels (CEFR),
  • TOLES Higher referring to B1-B2 levels (CEFR),
  • TOLES Advanced referring to B2-C1 levels (CEFR).

TOLES Foundation (A2-B1) lasts one hour and 30 minutes; two skills are tested: writing

TOLES Higher (B1-B2) lasts 2 hours; three skills are tested: reading, writing and listening.

TOLES Advanced (B2-C1) lasts 2 hours; two skills are tested: writing and reading.

 

The following aspects should be taken into consideration while preparing for this exam: the knowledge of terminology and a sensitivity to use of register in the following general areas:

  •       Contract law
  •       Employment law
  •       Business and company law
  •       European Union law
  •       Banking and finance
  •       Intellectual Property law
  •       The law of Tort
  •       Property law/real estate

 

Prices:

TOLES Foundation Exam - 395 PLN

TOLES Higher Exam - 495 PLN

TOLES Advanced Exam - 620 PLN

 

EXAM RESULTS

           

TOLES Foundation & TOLES Higher

Candidates’ results for the TOLES Foundation and the TOLES Higher examinations are expressed as a percentage score; however there is no pass or fail mark.

The four bands are:

  • 81-100: excellent
  • 61-80: good
  • 41-60: satisfactory
  • 0-40: does not yet possess Legal English vocabulary.

 

TOLES Advanced

As far as the grading scale is concerned, six levels are displayed for the TOLES Advanced which start from a very low proficiency (GREEN 0-100) up to an advanced level of proficiency (GOLD 451-500).

 

GOLD 

451-500

excellent

ORANGE

401-450 

very good

RED 

301-400

good

PURPLE 

201-300

satisfactory

BLUE

101-200

almost satisfactory

GREEN 

0 -100 

basic

 

 

More information on TOLES examinations and mock tests: www.toleslegal.com