Hello Legal Professional!

Do you feel limited when speaking English with colleagues and clients?


Maybe you can relate to 1 or more of the following:

You often doubt what you are saying is correct and appropriate in English and you are afraid of making a bad impression to colleagues and clients.

You sometimes misunderstand native English speakers and you are frustrated that you cannot always follow fast conversations in English.

You spend a long time searching for the right words to say in a professional meeting and this stops you from fully being able to express your ideas and opinions

But imagine if you could speak English fluently without hesitating and be fully prepared for exciting opportunities in your legal career!

Here are some things you could look forward to

in a thriving international legal career:

Getting (finally) recognised for your contributions in meetings in English because you present your ideas in a clear & comprehensive style

Knowing what exactly to say when dealing with clients and colleagues in English

Less preparation for meetings in English saving you time you can use for your work or personal life

Getting to apply for your dream legal role that requires advanced English

A new position in an international company

Exciting promotions with a pay increase

Let me tell you about...

I created this Academy to help legal professionals like you improve your English speaking fluency so you can unlock the international legal career of your dreams

There are 2 ways I help you achieve this:

Option I: Fluent English Lawyer Success Roadmap

A coaching experience designed to assess your current English and develop a personalised 21 day English fluency success roadmap so you can move from stuck to successful in your English communication as a legal professional.

Option II: Fluent English Lawyer Accelerator

A 12 week individual coaching programme designed to help you speak English fluently so you can unlock your dream international legal career

Let me tell you about each service in detail:

Option I: Fluent English Lawyer Success Roadmap

A coaching experience designed to assess your current English and develop a personalised 21 day English fluency success roadmap so you can move from stuck to successful in your English communication as a legal professional.

Here's what's included:

1 x 60 minute Coaching session

The coaching session is designed to address your fluency needs and give you feedback on your English so we know what you need to improve and with that information, I will design the personalised roadmap which will help you to improve over 21 days.

21 day English fluency success roadmap

This roadmap will give you 21 days of English resources and activities, personalised to your needs and interests, to practice your English speaking fluency so you can improve your comprehension of native English speakers as well as increase your vocabulary and improve your communication skills.


21 days of Whatsapp/Email support to help you achieve your fluency goals

Get personalised support by Whatsapp or email while you follow the roadmap. I am available to answer your questions and give you feedback throughout the week, Monday-Friday 9-17h CET.

The price for this is:

€95

Option II: Fluent English Lawyer Accelerator

A 12 week individual coaching programme designed to help you speak English fluently so you can unlock your dream international legal career

Here's what's included:

➡️English Speaking Confidence Assessment

➡️A personalised 12 week Fluent English Lawyer Study Plan

➡️10 x 60 minute 1:1 calls with assignments + recordings of sessions

➡️Weekly accountability check in emails to help you follow your personalised Fluent English Lawyer Study Plan

➡️Fluent English Lawyer Vocabulary Workbook with Speaking Scripts

➡️Fluent English Lawyer Pronunciation Workbook with Speaking Scripts

➡️Fluent English Lawyer Grammar Video lessons on 6 advanced grammar areas with Quizzes & Workbook

There are 4 pillars to successful English speaking fluency as a legal professional:

Over 12 weeks, we'll work through these 4 pillars so you are ready to show up to English speaking opportunities in your legal career knowing what to say and how to say it.

Here is what we will cover:

WEEK 1

Module 1 - Speaking confidence

The module consists of 1 individual 60 minute coaching session + 1 assignment with the following aims:

Complete an English Speaking Assessment and establish 3 main fluency goals

Learn about language tools, memory techniques and confidence tricks for speaking confidence 

After the session, you will receive your personalised 12 week Fluent English Lawyer Study Plan

WEEK 2, 3 & 4

Module 2 - Speaking fluency

The module consists of 3 individual 60 minute coaching sessions + 1 assignment with the following aims:

Learn informal vocabulary you can use in day-to-day conversations with native speakers and put it into practice in guided roleplays

Learn professional vocabulary you can use in professional situations and put it into practice in guided roleplays

Learn legal vocabulary you can use in your job as a legal professional and put it into practice in guided roleplays

WEEK 5

Implementation week

There is no coaching call this week.

Instead, you will spend this week completing the module assignment and revising the programme material.

WEEK 6, 7, 8

Module 3 - Speaking clarity

The module consists of 3 individual 60 minute coaching sessions + 1 assignment with the following aims:

Learn the main English sounds and common pronunciation errors made by non-native speakers

Learn about the natural English rhythm of words and sentences so you can speak with more authority

Learn how native speakers connect words together so you can understand fast spoken English and also apply it in your own speaking

WEEK 9

Implementation week

There is no coaching call this week.

Instead, you will spend this week completing the module assignment and revising the programme material.

WEEK 10, 11, 12

Module 4 - Speaking skills

The module consists of 3 individual 60 minute coaching sessions + 1 assignment with the following aims:

Learn expressions and phrases to help you participate in meeting and contribute your ideas with confidence

Learn expressions and phrases to help you lead an excellent presentation that you are proud of

Learn expressions and phrases so you are ready to show up with confidence to your next job interview in English

Put it into practice with guided roleplays

Here is what you'll get access to:


English Speaking Confidence Assessment & 12 week Fluent English Lawyer Study Plan 

The assessment will take place in the first coaching session. You will receive feedback 3 focus areas for improvement.

The Fluent English Lawyer Study Plan will be sent after the first coaching call and it will give you personalised action steps to study English throughout the 12 week programme.


Weekly accountability check in emails


Emails will be sent to you every Monday to give you tips for following your Study Plan and remind you of upcoming assignments.


10 Individual Live Calls


The calls will consist of presenting the key learnings and practicing the language in roleplays, dialogues and other communication activities

These calls will focus on 4 Modules: Speaking confidence, Speaking fluency, Speaking clarity, speaking skills


Fluent English Lawyer Vocabulary Workbook with Speaking Scripts


Contains general, professional and legal vocabulary that you can use in your work with tips and tools to practice and memorise the language.

Speaking scripts provided for all key work situations: conversations, networking, meetings, presentation, job interviews


Fluent English Lawyer Pronunciation Workbook with Speaking Scripts


Contains summaries of key pronunciation areas: English sounds, English rhythm and English flow.

Speaking scripts + audio provided to practice pronunciation drills and exercises.


Fluent English Lawyer Grammar Video lessons on 6 advanced grammar areas with Quizzes & Workbook


Contains 6 x video lessons of advanced level grammar areas with Quizzes to practice and workbook to revise.

The price for the Fluent English Lawyer Accelerator is:

Full price

€1995

or 3 payments of €700

Current reduced price (10 spots available at this price)

€1495

or 3 payments of €525

When you click apply, you will undergo a short application procedure to see if you are a good fit for one of the programmes in the English Fluency Academy for Legal Professionals.

Firstly, you will be directed to my calendar where you are invited to book a 30 minute introduction call. Once booked, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom details for your call. You will also be asked to complete a short questionnaire to give further information on your current professional situation and English needs.

I'm Ruth Whittle and I help legal professionals speak English fluently and confidently.

I started my online business while living in Belgium in 2020 during the pandemic lockdown. Since then, I have focused on helping legal professionals all over the world gain exciting career opportunities and increased confidence in their job with fluent English.

A little about me:

I’m from the small emerald island Ireland and I currently live in Normandy, a region known for its cider and beautiful beaches in the north of France.  I love travel and exploring different cultures. That’s one of the big reasons why I decided to train as a English language teacher and with this job, I have worked in Bordeaux and Paris in France, China, Belgium, the UK and Ireland.

So you may be wondering,

why do I focus on helping legal professionals specifically?

The truth is that I know the demands and joys of this career fairly well.

I have a Bachelor in Irish law and Masters in international human rights law and I worked for a few years in the field of refugee protection and human rights. 

I never trained as a lawyer but I have huge respect for the work you do.

I know that as a legal professional, you have spent years building the career you have today.


You are skilled and talented at what you do but now that you are building an international career, improving your English fluency is the next thing to unlocking more success and getting your dream job, a promotion or more recognition for the work you do.


I want to help you know exactly what to say and how to say it in English so you are ready to thrive in the international career of your dreams.


So dear legal professional, keep reading to see how I can help you...

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What Clients Say

Marta, Head of Legal, Spain

Ruth’s 10 week programme really helped me to build my confidence in my spoken English.

I learned how to negotiate, paraphrase legal texts, run meetings and discuss contracts. We also worked on pronunciation, helping to understand natives when they speak quickly and improving my accent too.

I now feel more fluent and know more vocabulary when communicating in English. I no longer fear making mistakes and feel I have the knowledge to lead my team with confidence.

Hania, Legal Officer, Belgium

I have just completed Ruth’s programme and as a legal professional working in Brussels, I feel much more confident using English in my work now.

Ruth is great at understanding my needs and adapting the programme to best suit the challenges I have. The sources and recommendations she provided were really interesting and fit the work I do.

Her practical tasks helped me feel more comfortable summarising cases and issues that I deal with in work. I no longer fear making mistakes in English because I know that my overall message is clear and concise. I would highly recommend Ruth’s programme.

Javier, Lawyer, France

I decided to take lessons with Ruth to improve my English for my legal career. By discussing international affairs, policy, and law, I improved my Legal English getting fluency and confidence in my English skills in a professional environment.

After four months of classes with Ruth, I was able to have a successful job interview in English. Even better, after a year of working together, I got the international legal position I was looking for.

I recommend Ruth because working with her helped me improve my legal English to grow professionally.

How long will this take me?

The Fluent English Lawyer accelerator programme runs for 12 weeks with 10 hours of live coaching sessions.Outside our coaching sessions, I recommend that you spend 30 minutes, 5 days a week to complete assignments and exercises in your personalised pla.

I have completed a degree or advanced training in English but I still struggle with speaking. Is this programme suitable for me?

Yes - many clients who take this programme have studied their Bachelor or Masters in English but still have difficulty speaking English in a professional and informal context. If this is you, you may have stronger writing and reading skills but lower levels in speaking and listening - that is exactly why I have developed this programme to help you speak with more fluency and confidence in English.

How is this programme different to classes in a language school?

This programme is specialised to your needs as a legal professional. You will work individually with a coach that holds a Masters in international law with several years of experience teaching English to legal professionals. The programme is a blend of teaching and coaching, giving you the tools and techniques to master your English communication skills and continue to improve as an independent learner once the programme ends.

I still make grammar errors. Will this programme help me improve my grammar?

Your grammar errors influence your speaking accuracy and these errors usually represent gaps in knowledge or bad language habits. In Week 1, you will complete the English Confidence Assessment, where you will receive feedback on any repeated grammar errors and personalised suggestions to improve in your Fluent English Lawyer Study Plan. You will have access to Fluent English Lawyer Grammar Video lessons on 6 advanced grammar areas with Quizzes & Workbook which you can work on throughout the programme.

The 2 ways I can help you unlock the international legal career of your dreams:

Fluent English Lawyer Success Roadmap

➡️1 x 60 minute Coaching session

➡️21 day English fluency success roadmap

➡️ Bonus: 21 days of Email/Whatsapp support to help you achieve your fluency goals


Price:

€95

12 Week Fluent English Lawyer Accelerator


➡️English Speaking Confidence Assessment

➡️A personalised 12 week Fluent English Lawyer Study Plan

➡️10 x 60 minute 1:1 calls with assignments + recordings of sessions

➡️Weekly accountability check in emails to help you follow your personalised Fluent English Lawyer Study Plan

➡️Fluent English Lawyer Vocabulary Workbook with Speaking Scripts

➡️Fluent English Lawyer Pronunciation Workbook with Speaking Scripts

➡️Fluent English Lawyer Grammar Video lessons on 6 advanced grammar areas with Quizzes & Workbook

Price:

€1995

or 3 payments of €700


Current reduced price

(10 spots available at this price):

€1495

or 3 payments of €525

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