Communication Skills in ESP Classrooms
As soft skills have become a desirable part of university training, we introduced the development of such skills into the classes of legal English. The workshop presents a way of improving the students’ oral competence; its content is based on materials used in the regular classes of English for Lawyers and the intensive course of Communication Skills in Legal English taught as part of the series Soft Skills in Foreign Languages (within the COMPACT project) at Masaryk University in Brno. The workshop includes three phases of developing the skills: preparation, practice and self-reflection. This structure can be easily adopted to various other professional settings.