All sessions are intended to give participating judges the opportunity to use their second language in a context that is very similar to their judicial functions without impacting the litigant. The week’s activities include legal terminology, pronunciation and phonetic workshops as well as practical exercises and simulations, all led by a high-performance team comprised of language specialists, legal experts and instructor-judges.
In addition to these learning opportunities, other activities that require an interaction with community members are part of the sessions: photography rally, production of mini-documentaries and ‘murder mystery’ evenings. The main objective of these activities is to create opportunities to interact with members of surrounding communities while focusing on learning a second language in a creative yet relaxed environment. The Juralingo legal language education sessions truly benefit from a community that is proud of its vibrant culture. Participants from all over the country appreciate this additional component and the community’s collaboration is great for the program.