The TOLES HIGHER examination is aimed at learners who have already acquired the basics of legal terminology and would wish to go on to the more advanced points.
The examination has a strong focus upon the language of written contracts and accurate letter writing in that it is based on consultations with law firms as to candidates’ true needs in the workplace.
We recommend that candidates should be at the upper-intermediate (B2/ B2+) level of general English or higher to enroll on a course in our LEC training centre.

The exam consists of two parts:

  • Paper 1 Reading and Writing (90 minutes)

It tests candidates’ knowledge of legal terms used in around 10 areas of law (the range of topics is wider than at the Foundation level), the vocabulary of written contracts, collocations frequent in all areas of legal communication, as well as the familiarity with the formal register of legal writing.

  • Paper 2 Listening (30 minutes)

This part focuses on listening for gist, comprehension and specific vocabulary.

The preparation course takes thirty 90 minute sessions held once a week.

The registration deadline is 4 weeks before the date of the exam and upon payment of the registration fee in our LEC office.
We prepare intensive revisions to boost your confidence before each examination, two 90 minute sessions, each offered once a week.

The examination fee in 2021 is 670 PLN.