Talking Law Workshops
Talking Law is a series of workshops that teach ESL students about the law. It can be adapted for a range of language levels. The Talking Law series helps ESL students build skills for dealing with legal issues at the same time as developing their vocabulary and confidence.
In a Talking Law workshop, a lawyer will visit your classroom and focus on one area of law. The workshop package provides activities that you can run in class to prepare your students for a lawyer’s visit. It also includes discussion scenarios which the lawyer will use to discuss relevant legal issues.
OJEN has five Talking Law workshops. They cover:
- employment law
- human rights law
- criminal law
- immigration & citizenship law
- civil law
Each Talking Law workshop package includes:
- simplified definitions of legal terms
- vocabulary exercises
- discussion scenarios
- A local legal resources handout for students and their families
If you are interested in having a Talking Law Workshop delivered to your ESL students, please request a project with this form.