Linguistics

The EJTN Linguistics Programme is designed for the training of the EU judiciary in legal English and legal French.

Several legal language seminars are organised each year as part of the programme, which began in 2011 in various EU countries. More than 14 EU nationalities are represented in each seminar of each year.

The seminars aim at developing both the legal and linguistics skills of EU judges and prosecutors and creating the conditions for direct contacts between legal practitioners of the different Member States in order to promote a common European legal culture.

The courses are intended to familiarise participants with the various legal instruments in the different fields addressed (judicial cooperation in criminal matters, civil matters, human rights and EU law) and provide them with training on specific terminology in English and French.

An exceptional training experience is ensured by combining an interactive, small-group methodology with the simultaneous participation of tutors, a linguistic expert and a legal expert.