Sample Platinum English Timetable - Finance

We welcome clients from a variety of financial backgrounds including banking, tax and accountancy.

English for Finance is offered as one-to-one private Platinum English language Course for Professionals. You can choose a private Platinum course with 15, 20, 25, 30 or 35 one-to-one lessons a week. This course can be combined with mini-group General English and/or Business English Platinum courses. In this case, we recommend a combined Platinum Plus course. You will learn General and/or Business English in mini-group with other executives and professionals and English for Finance in private classes (you can choose 1, 2 or 3 one-to-one lessons a day in addition to the group Platininum classes). English for Finance is also available as a closed mini-group course for 3 to 5 students arriving together.

  9:00- 10:50 Skill: Speaking / Listening Introductions. Professional profiles. Language assessment. Grammar review. Fine-tune course content   Input: Vocabulary & Language of Presentations. Skill: Speaking / Listening Mini presentation on company structure, job respon - sibilities. Questions from group. Oral feedback Skill: Speaking Expressing facts & figures, describing graphs & trends. Remedial pronunciation work. Skill: Speaking Meetings and Negotiations. Chairing, participating & contributing. Giving/ asking for opinions. Turn-taking & interrupting. Summarising & concluding. Topic Lesson Input: Vocabulary Skill: Listening to short DVD presentation. Note-taking, group discussion. Oral and written consolidation of week's vocabulary, function and grammar.
  11:10- 12:00 Topic Lesson Input: Vocabulary Skill: Reading / Speaking Input: Grammar Remedial work based on presentation & Interrogative forms Telephoning: Making contact, checking & confirming information. Grammar review: Conditionals and Modals Skill: Speaking / Listening Video recording of prepared individual Presentations of group members
  12:10- 13:00 Skill: Speaking Fluency practice, feedback and remedial work on grammar and pronunciation Topic Lesson Input: Vocabulary Skill: Reading Vocabulary, word families.   Role Play: Telephoning Classroom practice following by authentic phone call practice.   Simulation: Inter - Departmental Meeting. Feedback: Grammar and pronunciation remedial work Continuation of above     Group Lunch  
  13:50- 14:40   Skill: Listening TV financial programme: Note-taking Learner training: Using a mono-lingual dictionary, vocabulary files, storage and retrieval Topic Lesson Skill: Writing Business correspondence Emails. Skill: Speaking / Listening Conference telephone calls. Skill: Speaking Group viewing of videoed presentations.  
  14:55- 15:45 Skill: Speaking Summarising information, comparing data, agreeing and disagreeing   Skill: Speaking Social English in a business context. Role Play: Entertaining clients Financial correspondence Invoices, terms and conditions, debts and follow-up   Professional visit to Financial Institution.   Social English practice   Group discussion on performance.   Error analysis and oral feedback.

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