Business English for Accounting and Finance-Learning Accounting and Financial Terms and Vocabulary.
We should start by asking what is English for finance? It is the learning of English specifically geared towards accounting, finance, auditing or whatever area of finance you need to learn. The next question could be how is learning English for finance different from learning general English for business English? The main difference relates to vocabulary. Knowing the technical vocabulary related to your specific job or area of study is essential if top performance is to be achieved.
Business English classes tend to focus on meetings, negotiations and other business functions. A business English class might focus on your area of expertise irregularly (especially if you are learning in a group). English for finance, however, involves regular study (as in every class) of related financial and accounting themes.
BUSINESS ENGLISH FOR ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE
The aim of this qualification are to enable candidates to develop:
TARGET AUDIENCE AND CANDIDATE PROGRESSION
This qualification is suitable for candidates who wish to improve their financial vocabulary-and perhaps their knowledge of finance. It is for candidates studying English before they start work as well as for those already working who need English for their job.
LEVEL OF ENGLISH REQUIRED
Candidates should have a standard of English equivalent to intermediate or upper intermediate for Business.
STRUCTURE OF THE QUALIFICATION
Business English for Accounting and Finance is a single unit qualification that consists of the range of topics detailed overleaf.
GUIDED LEARNING HOURS
FIC recommends that 45 Guided Learning Hours (GLHs) provide suitable course duration for an ‘average’ candidate at this level. This figure includes direct contact hours as well as other time when candidates ‘work is being supervised by teachers. Ultimately, however, it is the responsibility of training centers to determine the appropriate course duration based on their candidates ‘ability and level of existing knowledge. FIC experience indicates that the number of GLHs can vary significantly from one course to another.
A positive marking approach is used. The Part A questions of 35 multiple choices questions will cover 70% of the total marks and the Part B questions will cover 30% of the total marks.
Successful candidates will be awarded the certificate of English for Accounting and Finance based on the achievement of the percentages and grades below: