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English for banking and finance


This course is for banking professionals who want to increase their competency and accuracy in English for the banking industry. By the end of this course, students will gain an understanding of terminology specific to the banking industry and related financial concepts. 



Knowledge of banking, financial terms and processes in Spanish and an intermediate-high level of English. (level: B1 minimum)   

class time

Classes will be held via Teams or Zoom. The course consists of 10 meetings, 2 hours each

Classes will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30 from April 20 to May 20, 2021.

Plan to spend an estimated 1-2 hours a week in addition to attending the online classes in order to complete the asynchronous work for the course. Note: these times are an estimation as each person may need more/less time depending on multiple factors.


Method of Instruction 

Classes will be a mix of discussions, vocabulary building exercises, listening exercises, speaking in groups or pairs, and individual or pair presentations. Students may also bring authentic texts from their professional settings. In addition to participating in class discussions and activities, participants are expected to complete all assignments. All instruction and materials will be in English.   


Participation will be assessed based on the participant’s in-class work (60%) and completion of homework activities (10%), including the final presentation (30%). Attending all class sessions is mandatory. 

 Course Materials 

Short Course Series English for Banking by Mike Seymour and Short Course Series English for Accounting by Evan Frendo from Cornelsen (included in the course fee).  



Class information and syllabus


Meet your professor

Mary Beck

Mary Beck

Mary Beck has a Master's in International Education from Framingham State University in Massachusetts and a BA in Spanish from the University of California, Irvine. She has over 20 years of teaching experience at various private institutions in Costa Rica with students of all ages. Her experience also includes on-site corporate English classes.


Upcoming Courses 

  • English for Legal Professionals 
  • English for Accounting
  • English for Real Estate Professionals 


Cost of course:$670

includes VAT, and access to electronic books. 

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