• Offered to those with English Level 3, 4 and 5 only (see: Guide to Language Levels)
  • Available part-time (15 hours per week) or full-time (30 or 40 hours per week)
  • Available in London or Oxford or in-company at your offices
  • Available on an individual or small group basis

Specialists in Financial English

For 30 years, Business Language Training has provided specialist English language training for people working in investment banking, corporate finance, accounting, consulting, government, law and insurance. Through our work with clients such as AXA, Bank of America, Deutsche Bank, Lloyds, Merrill Lynch, McKinsey & Co, PwC and UBS, we have developed this highly effective Financial English course.

The Course

This is an individually tailored course for those involved in banking and finance who need to improve their level of English. The course will extend your vocabulary into areas relating to your work and will develop your fluency and spontaneity so that you are able to establish and sustain business relationships with confidence.


The content of the course will be shaped entirely by your specific language and business needs. No two English for Banking & Finance courses are the same but the following outline gives an idea of the balance of input in a typical course:

Functional – presenting a financial report or analysis, setting up and conducting a negotiation, taking part in meetings, giving financial information in oral and written form, summarising financial trends, giving economic/financial forecasts

Lexical – we work on developing the specific terminology relating to your work or area of business

Topical – a selection of interesting and challenging topics (using texts, extracts, broadcasts from the financial press & news as well as, where possible, materials supplied by the course participant) promote discussion and provide the basis for essential fluency practice and vocabulary work

Grammatical – even at advanced level there may be areas of the language with which you have particular difficulty

Pronunciation – work on pronunciation, stress and intonation to achieve greater authenticity in your use of spoken English.

Our Method

Our method of teaching is communicative – we aim to improve your fluency in face-to-face communication in the shortest possible time. For further information about our methodology, please go to our method.

Our Trainers

All of our Financial English training team are highly experienced, qualified teachers of Business & Financial English. At BLT, we are extremely demanding in our choice of trainers – not only do we require the highest academic qualifications but we also look for practical commercial experience as well as a dynamic and well-rounded personality. For more information about our language training team, please go to our trainers.

For more information or to discuss your specific requirements in Financial English, please contact us.