As part of the “Grande Ecole du Droit”, the fourth year is spent abroad, so it is vital to be able to fully understand and follow the teachings of a graduate level in Anglophone countries. Our ability to comprehend and use the English language must be assessed in order to apply for some LL.M. To this extent, a specific course of preparation for the IELTS is provided each semester of the second year, for a total of 30 hours of training throughout the academic year. The IELTS is a challenging examination, requiring preparation in the long term to achieved the scores (usually high) required by the most prestigious universities.


This course happens to be really interesting: It is particularly interactive and largely based on the oral participation to prepare us to handle the language more easily. Moreover, exercises and specific tests are done  year-round to arm us as effectively as possible. The IELTS is scored on a scale of 0 to 9 and taking into account four essential skills: reading comprehension, writing, listening comprehension and speaking. Besides the indispensable oral participation during the semester, we regularly write essays which are corrected by our teacher, making it easier to identify our weaknesses and to be able to work more precisely on them.

Our teacher is British so we can enjoy her deep knowledge of the Anglo-Saxon system. Furthermore, she makes us discover some aspects of her culture that we do not discuss about in other courses.

Avrile Floro

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