SYLLABUS ENGLISH FOR BANKING

English For Banking

MONEY MATTERS

Managing your finances

Function:
Explaining personal banking habits Using basic financial terms

Language:
Present simple

Vocabulary:
Personal banking

Finance and the economy

Function:
Discussing the economy

Language:
Present simple Revision

Vocabulary:
Opposites

Banks and building societies

Function:
Describing different types of financial organisations

Language:
Present simple with adverbs of frequency and time expressions Present continuous

Vocabulary:
Functions of financial institutions

Investment banks

Function:
Understanding how investment banks work

Language:
Articles

Vocabulary:
Investment banking

PRODUCTS IN RETAIL BANKING

Bank products

Function:
Finding out what a customer needs and giving advice

Language:
Modals for ability and possibility Making suggestions and
recommendations

Vocabulary:
Retail banking products

Online banking

Function:
Explaining online bank accounts to new customers

Language:
Future possibility and ability: will and be able to The imperative

Vocabulary:
Online banking

Telephone helplines

Function:
Giving and checking instructions

Language:
Sequencers Future forms: will, present continuous and be going to

Vocabulary:
Telephone helpline words

Comparing products

Function:
Comparing product details

Language:
Comparative and superlative adjectives

Vocabulary:
Product phrases

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PERSONAL LOANS AND CREDIT

Credit and debit cards

Function:
Talking about credit

Language:
Zero conditional

Vocabulary:
Credit and debit cards

Plastic money

Function:
Agreeing and disagreeing politely

 

Language:
First conditional

 

Vocabulary:
Using credit cards

 

Personal loans and overdrafts

Function:
Asking for and giving information

Language:
Modals for obligation, necessity and prohibition

Vocabulary:
Borrowing money

Mortgages

Function:
Explaining terms of mortgages

Language:
Modals for possibility and permission

Vocabulary:
Mortgages

ISLAMIC BANKING

The basics of Islamic banking

Function:
Explaining the regulations of Islamic banking

Language:
Past simple

Vocabulary:
Word partnerships

Islamic retail products

Function:
Talking about past habits

Language:
Used to

Vocabulary:
Banking verbs

Islamic corporate banking products

Function:
Explaining different Islamic banking products

Language:
Past continuous

Vocabulary:
Islamic corporate banking terms

The concepts of Islamic banking

Function:
Comparing Islamic and non Islamic banking

Language:
Modals in the past

Vocabulary:
Background of Islamic banks

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THE STRUCTURE OF A BANK

Departments

Function:
Describing the work in different departments of a bank

Language:
Prepositions

Vocabulary:
Verb-noun partnerships funds,

The structure of the bank

Function:
Talking about banking jobs, responsibilities and tasks Explaining the hierarchy in a bank

Language:
Gerunds and infinitives after verbs

Vocabulary:
Job titles and departments

Presentation skills

Function:
Giving a presentation

Language:
Future forms and past simple

Vocabulary:
Presentation words

The changing world of banking

Function:
Talking about change

Language:
Present perfect

Vocabulary:
Historic banking

FINANCE IN COMPANIES

Cash flow

Function:
Discussing cash flow issues

Language:
Quantifiers

Vocabulary:
Cash flow words

The balance sheet

Function:
Describing assets and liabilities

Language:
Passive forms

Vocabulary:
Large numbers

The income statement

Function:
Understanding an income statement

Language:
Modals of speculation

Vocabulary:
Mathematical formulas

The cash flow statement

Function:
Showing the cause of a problem and its effect

Language:
Cause and effect

Vocabulary:
Cash flow statement

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CORPORATE BANKING

Taking care of corporate clients

Function:
Making suggestions to solve clients’ problems

Language:
Second conditional

Vocabulary:
Corporate products

Loans, credit lines and leasing

Function:
Discussing corporate product solutions

Language:
Second conditional with modals

Vocabulary:
Verb-noun partnerships

Company restructuring and loan modification

Function:
Formulating a loan modification strategy

Language:
Making suggestions and recommendations

Vocabulary:
Word partnerships

Bankruptcy

Function:
Discussing voluntary bankruptcy and legal proceedings

Language:
Past simple and present perfect

Vocabulary:
Debt

CENTRAL BANKS AND BANKING REGULATIONS

National and central banks

Function:
Talking about central banks and their functions

Language:
Gerund as subject and object

Vocabulary:
Central banking

Liquidity and the business cycle

Function:
Explaining the business cycle

Language:
Present perfect continuous

Vocabulary:
The business cycle and liquidity

Regulations

Function:
Discussing regulations and risk

Language:
Defining relative clauses

Vocabulary:
Regulations

Economic change

Function:
Describing graphs

Language:
Parts of speech

Vocabulary:
Adjectives and adverbs describing change