English and Other Foreign Languages For Finance


Course Description:

This course helps finance specialists have a grip on English as they practice their profession.


A degree in commerce or trade related fields.


Financial Analysts, managers, business men and women, economists, politicians

Benefits of Attendance:

· To enhance your linguistic skills: Vocabulary, Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening.

Course Outline:

· Money and income

o Currency

o Personal finance

· Business finance

o Capital

o Revenue

o Financial statements

· Accounting and accountancy

o Accounting

o Auditing

o Laws, rules, standards

· Bookkeeping

o Double-entry bookkeeping

o Day books and ledgers

o Balancing the books

· Company law 1

o Partnerships

o Limited liability

o Founding companies

· Company law 2

o Private and public companies

o AGMs

· Accounting policies and standards

o Valuation and measurement

o Historical cost and inflation

· Accounting assumptions and principles

o Assumptions

o Principles

· Depreciation and amortization

o Fixed assets

o Valuation

o Depreciation systems

· Auditing

o Internal auditing

o External auditing

o Irregularities

· The balance sheet 1

o Assets, liabilities, and capital

o Shareholders' equity

· The balance sheet 2: Assets

o Fixed and current assets

o Valuation

o Tangible and intangible assets

· The balance sheet 3: liabilities

o Liabilities

o Accrued expenses

o Shareholders' equity on the balance sheet

· The other financial statements

o The profit and loss account

o The cash flow statement

· Financial ratios 1

o Types of Financial ratio

o Liquidity and solvency ratios

o Earnings and divisions

· Financial ratios 2

o Profitability

o Leverage

· Cost accounting

o Direct and indirect costs

o Fixed and variable costs

· Pricing

o Manufacturers' pricing strategies.

o Retail pricing strategies

· Personal Banking

o Current accounts

o Banking products and services

o E-banking

· Commercial and retail banking

o Commercial and retail banks

o Credit

o Loans and risks

· Financial institutions

o Types of financial institutions

o Deregulation

o Specialized banks

· Investment Banking

o Raising capital

o Mergers and acquisitions

o Consulting and research

· Central banking

o The functions of central bank

o The central bank and the commercial bank.

o Central banks and exchange rates

· Interest rates

o Interest rates and monetary policy

o Different interest rates

· Money markets

o The money markets

o Common money market instruments

· Islamic banking

o Interest-free banking

o Types of accounts

o Leasing and short-term loans

· Money supply and control

o Measuring money

o Changing the money supply

o Monetarism

· Venture capital

o Raising capital

o Return on capital

· Stocks and shares 1

o Stocks, shares, and equities

o Going public

o Ordinary and preference shares

· Stocks and shares 2

o Buying and selling stocks

o New share issues

o Categories of stocks and shares

· Shareholders

o Investors

o Dividends and capital gains

o Speculators

· Share prices

o Influences on share prices

o Predicting prices

o Types of risks

· Bonds

o Government and corporate bonds

o Prices and yields

o Other types of bonds

· Futures

o Commodity futures

o Financial futures

· Derivatives

o Options

o In-the-money and out-of-the-money

o Warrants and swaps

· Asset management

o Allocating and diversifying assets

o Types of investors

o Active and passive investment

· Hedge funds and structure

o Hedge funds

o Leverage, short-selling and arbitrage

o Structured products

· Describing Charts and graphs

o Increase and decrease

o Rate of change

o High points, low points, and staying the same

· Mergers and takeovers

o Mergers, takeovers, and joint ventures

o Hostile or friendly?

o Integration

· Leveraged buyouts

o Conglomerates

o Raiders

· Financial planning

o Financing new investments

o Discounted cash flow

o Comparing investment returns

· Financial regulation and supervision

o Government regulation

o Internal controls

o Sarbanes-Oxley

· International trade

o Trade

o Balance of payments

o Protectionism

· Exchange rates

o Why exchange rates change?

o Fixed and floating rates

o Government intervention

o Documentary credits

o Bills of exchange

o Export documents

· Incoterms

o Transport and additional costs

o The E and F terms

o The C and D terms

· Insurance

o Insuring against risks

o Life insurance and saving

o Insurance companies

· The business cycle

o Expansion contraction

o Fiscal policy

o Monetary policy

· Taxation

o Direct taxes

o Indirect taxes

o Non-payment of tax

· Business plans

o Market opportunities

o The company, the product and the market

o The financial analysis


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