English for Banking and Finance Professionals

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English for Finance

Like many other professions, banking and finance professionals have their own terminology. Speaking English at work in the financial sector requires a thorough knowledge of the special English vocabulary used in banking and finance. At Nations our role as English language training and communication experts is to help you communicate your banking expertise and knowledge confidently and in appropriate English. Since the heart of the Nations Total English for Business programme is one-to-one training, it is always tailored to suit your individual learning needs. In addition, our trainers can integrate special English vocabulary and financial, banking and/or accounting terminology that specifically address your demand for financial English, thus meeting all your needs to improve your English at work. We encourage you to bring your job-specific materials with you. These will be integrated into your individual classes with complete confidentiality.

Financial English – possible areas for specialised English:

  • Banking services and activities
  • Describing markets and trends
  • Credit and loans
  • E-banking
  • Investments
  • Foreign exchange
  • Private wealth management
  • Insurance
  • Taxation
  • Corporate banking
  • Financial statements and reporting (P&L, Balance sheet, cash flow)
  • Presenting facts and figures
  • Audit checklist
  • Governance and regulation
  • Client relationship management

One-to-one training is balanced with focus on the following, according to specific needs of

Core language skills such as:

  • structures, word order
  • enhanced listening
  • using basic and complex tenses
  • overview of grammar points
  • accuracy work
  • fixed phrases
  • idiomatic language and colloquialism
  • pronunciation
  • intonation
  • precise writing skills
  • word families

Core communication skills such as:

  • meetings
  • conference calls
  • presentations
  • planning
  • reviewing
  • negotiating
  • managing people and teams
  • socialising and relationship building
  • e-mailing
  • writing reports
  • talking about your job and company

To find out more, contact us