SLE TOLES Winter School 2022-2023

  • Start date
    19-12-2022 9:00
  • End date
    23-12-2022 15:30
  • Course length
    5x Lesson
  • Class duration
    300 Minutes

SLE TOLES Winter School is a truly international winter school experience where lawyers and law students from around the world can study together during the festive season, make international friends, develop confidence in legal English and have an experience they will never forget.

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SLE TOLES Winter School

SLE TOLES Winter School is held at the prestigious business centre at the NH Lecco Pontevecchio. It is located in Lecco, a unique and ancient city situated on the right branch of the beautiful Lake Como and surrounded by the Pre-Alps Orobie mountain range. Lecco is an hour from Milan and just 40 minutes by car from Como.

Lecco is a city made famous by Alessandro Manzoni, author of The Betrothed, a masterpiece of world literature and fundamental in the development of the Italian language.

This is the ideal place for studying legal English and to enjoy when you are unwinding after a day of training.

Course dates

You can choose to attend this course on one of the following course dates. Click ‘Book a class’ to book your specific course dates.

  • Monday 19th December 2022 – Friday 23rd December 2022
  • Monday 2nd January 2023 – Friday 6th January 2023

Registration closes 21st November 2022. 

The training programme

The SLE TOLES Winter School has been designed for non-native English-speaking lawyers and law students who want to improve their legal English. Participants will develop their knowledge of legal English vocabulary, grammar, reading and writing, and especially their ability to speak and interact in legal English. The course also prepares participants to take a TOLES exam. Following the course, participants can complete the TOLES exam online at no extra cost.

We believe students learn best when they are using legal English and applying what they learn in practice. This is why our lessons are designed with the communicative approach, which means that students will be interacting and constantly using English. This way students will learn vocabulary and develop confidence in using it too.

Classes take place on 5 days each week with a minimum of 4 participants and a maximum of 10 participants. Participants will be asked to complete an online English test before the course and have a short consultation with the trainer to ensure their needs are best met.

Learning objectives

By completing this school, participants are expected to meet these learning objectives:

  • learn essential legal vocabulary suitable for a range of practice areas
  • accurately use legal English collocations and prepositions
  • avoid typical mistakes in legal writing and speaking

Afternoon activities

In the afternoons there will be optional activities such as:

  • enjoying a traditional Italian gelato while strolling along the lakeside
  • visiting Lecco’s magical Christmas market and marvelling at the light show
  • having a traditional Italian aperitivo in Lecco’s historic centre taking in the nineteenth-century style architecture

Note that in the evenings participants are expected to carry out self-study.

The benefits of joining the SLE Winter School

Participating in the SLE TOLES Winter School will prepare you to take one of the TOLES exams. At the end of the course, you will have the opportunity to take the exam online, at no extra cost.

The TOLES exams are the leading exams for non-native English-speaking lawyers and law students to prove their level of legal English. Once you have taken the TOLES exam, you will get a certificate which is valid for life and does not expire. Additionally, you will learn a range of legal English vocabulary which will help you in your work and studies.

The SLE TOLES Winter School will provide you with a unique experience where you will not only meet new friends and improve your legal English, you will also participate in some unforgettable cultural activities.

About the course instructor

Training is brought to you by an experienced legal English instructor, Louise Kulbicki.

Louise Kulbicki LLB, LLM, is a British legal English teacher and founder of Study Legal English which provides online legal English resources and courses to language learners. Study Legal English is a certified TOLES training and exam centre.

Louise gained practical experience working in the legal field on the development of international environmental law before becoming a legal English trainer. Since 2013 Louise has been teaching legal English and legal skills to lawyers and law students from around the world, she is a board member of the European Legal English Teachers’ Association (EULETA) and a member of the Law Society of England and Wales Law Management Section. She is the co-author of a coursebook on Practical Legal English Skills due for publication in 2023.

Training facilities

Training takes place in a well-equipped bright and spacious training room with multi-lingual support staff, and Wi-fi access.

During training sessions soft drinks, mineral water, and fresh fruit will be available. At break times tea, coffee, and sweet and savoury snacks will be served.

A buffet lunch, serving first-class Italian cuisine accompanied by water, tea, coffee, and soft drinks will be available to course participants each day of training.


The total cost  (without a discount applied) is €1950 per person. This includes:

  • initial online consultation
  • pre-course legal English level test
  • all training materials
  • copy of The Lawyer’s English Language Coursebook by Catherine Mason
  • registration for the TOLES online exam
  • course certificate
  • buffet lunch each day of training
  • tea, coffee, and fruit during breaks and training sessions
  • a range of optional social events

Accommodation is not included in this fee.

Travel information

Lecco is easily reachable by plane, car, or train.


The closest airports are Milan Linate, Bergamo Orio al Serio, and Milan Malpensa. A taxi to Lecco from the airports will cost about € 130 -150 from the airport.

Malpensa to Lecco

At Malpensa airport you can take the Malpensa Express train to Milan Central Station, then a train to Lecco.

Linate to Lecco

At Linate airport you can take the Linate Shuttle bus to Milan Central Station, then a train to Lecco.

Bergamo Orio al Serio

At Bergamo airport you can take a bus to Bergamo’s train station, then a train to Lecco.


There are frequent trains from Milano Centrale Station, Milano Garibaldi, and Bergamo to Lecco. The train station in Lecco is called ‘Lecco’ not ‘Lecco Maggianico’ or ‘Lecce’. Train tickets can be booked here:

A helpful website for further travel information is available here:


If the Winter School cannot run due to Covid-19 reasons or insufficient enrolment, participants will be notified about the cancellation at least 14 days prior to the course start date and refunded the course fee within 30 days of being notified.

See you there!

Registration closes 21st November 2022. Direct any questions to:

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Price (EUR) 1950.00€
  • Students
    0 enrolled of 10
  • Course / group name
    SLE TOLES Winter School / SLE Winter School (December)
  • Location
    Lecco, Via Azzone Visconti 84, 23900, Lecco, LC, Italy
  • Info
    This course takes place over 5 days from Monday 19th to Friday 23th December 2022. Each day, sessions start at 9:00 am and finish at 15:15 (CET). It is for a minimum of 4 participants and a maximum of 10 participants.
  • Contact
    Study Legal English

Classes Schedule

  • 19-12-2022
    9:00 - 15:30
  • 20-12-2022
    9:00 - 15:30
  • 21-12-2022
    9:00 - 15:30
  • 22-12-2022
    9:00 - 15:30
  • 23-12-2022
    9:00 - 15:30

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