English Language for Accounting
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INSPIRE TRAINING CENTER PAGE | 1 English for Accounting Overview: English for Accounting is an ideal short course for professionals who need to communicate with colleagues and clients about accounting and financial matters. Moreover, it is an excellent preparation course for students wishing to pursue further studies in Accounting. It has been developed in association with the Financial Times, one of the leading sources of business information in the world. It consists of 6 units based on topics of great interest to everyone involved in international business. If you are in business, the course will greatly improve your ability to communicate in English in a wide range of business situations. Everybody studying this course will become more fluent and confident in using the language of business and should increase their career prospects. Objective: Students learn the language and skills related to accounting, as well as techniques and strategies for achieving goals in meetings and presentations. Key features: Engaging topics, motivating role-plays, and a variety of exercises provide a framework for each specialist subject Tip boxes in each unit include key language points, useful phrases, and strategies STARTER section at the beginning of each unit has warm-up and awareness-raising activities OUTPUT sections at the end of each unit encourage discussion and reflection Answers, transcripts, and a glossary of useful phrases at the back of each book Self-study material on the interactive Multiroom includes realistic listening extracts and interactive exercises for extra practice Content: Each unit of English for Accounting addresses a different area of accounting, such as financial statements, tax systems, and auditing. Dialogues, exercises, and authentic texts present the vocabulary, and give students an opportunity to practice language in context. Unit 1: Introduction to Accounting: Accounting principles, creative accounting, CPA & Chartered Accountant. Unit 2: Financial statements and ratios: Profit and loss statement, balance sheet, ratio analysis Unit 3: Tax accounting: Tax systems, calculating tax expense, taxation planning Unit 4: Auditing: Role of auditors, types of audits, auditor-client relationship Unit 5: Management accounting: Statement of cash flows, budgets, the future of accounting Unit 6: Investment: Cross-border investments, different accounting practices, intercultural issues Vocabulary Essential business vocabulary is presented and practiced through a wide variety of creative and engaging exercises. Students learn new words, phrases and collocations and are given tasks which help to activate the vocabulary they already know or have just learnt. INSPIRE TRAINING CENTER PAGE | 2 There is further vocabulary practice in the Practice File. There are a number of discussion activities in the book. Their main purpose is to build up students' confidence in expressing their views in English and to improve their fluency. Reading Students read interesting and relevant authentic texts from the Financial Times and other business sources. They develop their reading skills and acquire essential business vocabulary. The texts provide a context for language work and discussion later in the unit. Listening The authentic listening texts are based on interviews with businesspeople and experts in their field. Students develop listening skills such as prediction, listening for specific information and note-taking. They can, if they prefer, watch the interviews on the DVD-ROM. Language review These sections develop students' awareness of the common problem areas at intermediate level. They focus on accuracy and knowledge of key areas of grammar. If students already know the grammar point, this section works as a quick check for them and the teacher. If they need more explanation, they are referred to the Grammar reference at the back of the Course Book. Skills This section helps learners to develop their communication skills in the key business areas of presentations, meetings, negotiations, telephoning and social English. Each section contains a Useful language box which provides students with the phrases they need to carry out the business tasks in the regular role-play activities. Case studies Each unit ends with a case study linked to the unit's business topic. The case studies are based on realistic business problems or situations and are designed to motivate and actively engage students. Students use the language and communication skills which they have acquired while working through the unit.