Business English for Financials
Nowadays, Finance Professionals communicate in English rather than Dutch as the majority of the companies are operating internationally. Operating confidently in an international working environment demands a high level of English and, for this reason, we facilitate a tailor-made Business English course.
What can you expect?
A combination of classroom sessions combined with an online environment for homework and self-study, as well as an app for support. Speaking & writing, listening & reading skills are key components of the course. The course also develops use of English (grammar and vocabulary) and practices functional communicative language pertinent to the field of finance.
For current Finance Professionals planning to work / working in international business environments.
To upgrade your English to work more confidently as a Financial Professional in an international business environment.
It is also possible to take the Bec Higher examination from Cambridge. The Cambridge Business English Certificates (BEC) are internationally recognized Business English Exams at B2 (Vantage) and C1 (Higher) levels. The fee for the exam is approximately €250.
Course: Business English for Financials
Number of days: 8 (fortnightly evening sessions)
Location: Amsterdam, online
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Inhouse training possible: Yes – more info
Group 2: (Amsterdam 18:00 – 21:00)
- Tuesday 13 September
- Tuesday 27 September
- Tuesday 11 October
- Tuesday 25 October
- Tuesday 8 November
- Tuesday 22 November
- Tuesday 6 December
- Tuesday 20 December
Investment: €495 (ex VAT and excluding mandatory intake test)
Apply now to secure one of the 12 seats!
Program Business English for Financials
All four language skills, listening, speaking, reading and writing, are integrated to enable students to use business English in more ambitious ways in international work environments. During class time, participants are introduced to a range of realistic business scenarios, and encouraged to increase their range, accuracy and use of appropriate language in order to communicate in a more professional manner in English. Guided homework is set to throughout the course to reinforce language and prepare for the examination Bec Vantage (B2) / Bec Higher (C1).
- Reporting and emailing
- Problem solving
- Functional communicative language
- Field related vocabulary extension & grammar review
- Meetings & negotiations
- Discussion, debate & role-play
- Examination preparation for Cambridge Bec Vantage / Higher
- To upgrade written and spoken communication for work situations
- To expand vocabulary and use of functional language to increase fluency and variety of expression
- To input and practice jargon for the field of work
- To heighten awareness of formal and informal styles of speaking and writing
- To review and clarify aspects of grammar for more accuracy and range
- To eradicate habitual errors and increase accuracy
- To develop skills needed to pass Cambridge Bec Vantage / Higher
‘Good lessons, they were very much focused upon Business Finance which made it relevant for my day to day job. Also appreciated the English (meeting) etiquette, which was particularly useful’.
‘The Business English course was very useful to me. Our teacher was very enthusiastic and really helped us in the most patient dedicated way’.
Our experienced, native English speaking, trainers use the innovative Lingo@work Blended learning programme to deliver professional, relevant and tailor-made courses. Julie Fillingham, started Lingo@work out of passion for the English language. Delivering blended business language learning programmes. Focus on high quality content in the form of course readers, online platform and mobile Apps. The course materials are designed by experienced business English trainers which can be customised to meet the language needs of the participants.
Why Business English for Financials at Staan Academy?
Ability to combine
with full-time job
Small group –
max 8 participants