French for notaries
BLCC developed the training ‘Legal French for notaries’ in collaboration with VlaNot and the KU Leuven’s Post University Centre: Kulak. As a result, the programme is a perfect fit with your day-to-day requirements in your job.
The course focuses on specific legal domains such as property, inheritance tax and donations, companies and other matters. Skills such as phone calls and written communication are also dealt with at length.
Could this be for you?
If you work as a civil-law notary, junior notary or lawyer in a notary firm, you may well have to deal with French clients. To keep them properly informed, you need a good grounding in the language that lets you communicate clearly. This training will give you that solid grounding. You will have the practical language skills you need to assist your clients effectively.
This course consists of six modules of three hours each (virtual or on site), followed by practice in the form of e-learning.
What you can do after this course
- Phone clients and explain things to them with confidence.
- Draft an error-free, clear-cut e-mail or letter.
- Communicate effortlessly on various notarial topics: property, inheritance and donations, companies, marriage and cohabitation.
The skills you need for this course
You already have command of French to a good intermediary level. That means you speak effortlessly and can function well in a range of situations. But you lack the necessary legal terminology to do your job in French with the same impact as in your native language.
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If you are fully convinced of the benefits of the ‘French for Notaries’ course or if you would like more information, please contact our Training Advisors.