ELC invigilates some exams.

Yes indeed. “Invigilates”. Possibly a new word for our dear French students. To “invigilate” is a lovely verb which means to supervise candidates during an exam. And this is precisely what we have been doing this past month. Now qualified to invigilate both TOEIC and BULATS exams, ELC has been striking fear into the hearts of our dear students with 2-hour long exam fests on-line. Just look how terrified everyone looks above!

PARTNERSHIP : ELC and the prestigious Barreau de Marseille

ELC is very proud to be supporting the finest lawyers in Marseille and the surrounding area. Every year, we put into place a legal English course of 18 months, covering many fascinating aspects of English common law, including company law, contract law, employment law, intellectual property, tax law, tort, white-collar criminal law, debtors and creditors, negotiable instrument, anti-trust, etc.

 The lessons take place once a month, on the first Tuesday of the month for a duration of three hours and are complemented by a programme of e-learning between lessons, all culminating in the very prestigious TOLES Legal English exam http://www.toleslegal.com

In order to select candidates for our next promotion beginning in June, we are opening up a one-off session on contracts ands remedies at the Maison de l’Avocat, on Friday 25th May.

We are open to lawyers, paralegals, legal secretaries, magistrates and law students but hurry ….. places are limited !


Every year since 2006, a Professional Master’s degree in Project Management (” Maîtrise d’ouvrage pour le développement”) is organised by the French Development Agency’s training branch (the CEFEB) in Marseille in partnership with the University of Economics of Clermont Ferrand.

The course concentrates on skill areas such as economics, finance and management and is aimed at high-potential executives and development practitioners from Sub-Saharan Africa, the Indian Ocean, the Mediterranean and South-East Asia, with at least three years’ professional experience, and with responsibilities in technical ministries, the Ministry of Finance, local authorities, companies, financial institutions and NGOs.


ELC is privileged to be in charge of the English module in this course, and each year, Nick Gooch and myself spend two weeks with fascinating people from such countries as Senegal, Benin, Togo, Mayotte, Haïti and Madagascar.

This year, as every year so far, we are pleased to announce a 100% success rate in their English exam.


What wonderful teams they are!



On the 26th of April 2016, in the boardroom of the Marseilles Bar Association, President Mr R. DURAND; Director Ms A. BOCOVIZ; Co-director of the South-East Law School Ms Alexandra VERDOT; Heads of the International Commission Maître William PETERSON and Maître Marie-France GARCIA BAYAT; as well as, of course, the English teacher Ms Amy Dutton, had the pleasure and honour of presenting the International Legal English Certificates (ILEC) to the lawyers and jurists having completed the first legal English training session, organised in partnership with the EDA (South-East Law School) and the Marseilles Bar Association.

This convivial occasion was an opportunity to congratulate the new certificate holders.

Following the training course, which took place over 18 months with 3 hours of lessons per month, almost all of the course participants signed up for the exam passed, and many of them with flying colours.
There’s no doubt that their successors, those who are currently following the second session of the training course, will be ready to sit the exam in December 2016 and obtain equally satisfactory results