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English Plus Business and Finance

This course is designed for students who would like to improve their English skills for use in a wide range of business and financial contexts.

The course

English Plus Business and Finance at Kings combines General English with specialist Business and Finance-related topics and the option to prepare for the Cambridge ICFE and BEC examinations.

Cambridge ICFE and BEC

You can prepare for valuable formal qualifications to enhance your CV (Resumé) and help develop your career. 

Cambridge ICFE (International Certificate in Financial English)

The International Certificate in Financial English (Cambridge ICFE) is a high-level, internationally-recognised qualification. It is ideal if you want to develop your career in accountancy or finance and gives employers proof of your ability to work in an international context.

Cambridge BEC (Business English Certificate)

The Business English Certificates (BEC) are internationally recognised qualifications that show employers your ability to use English in the workplace. BEC is ideal if you are preparing for a career in business. It shows you can use English appropriately in a business context.

For more information about the ICFE and BEC exams, visit these pages of the Cambridge website.

Course structure and content

During 20 lessons per week you will develop the key language skills of reading, writing, listening, speaking, comprehension, grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation.

During the 8 Business and Finance-specific lessons you will look into:

  • Business and finance terminology, report writing, presentation skills including use of PowerPoint
  • Business case-study — presentation and report
  • Optional preparation for Cambridge ICFE and BEC exams

You will also dedicate 6 hours per week to work independently on course projects.

Practical experience

As part of the English Plus Business and Finance course, students visit one of London’s leading business and financial institutions every two weeks.

You’ll learn more about the world of commerce and practise your language skills in real life situations.

You will attend meetings, communicate with professionals, carry out project research and work on business case-studies with fellow students.

Institutions often visited by students are the Bank of England and BDDO (a world leading advertising agency). Visits will typically include a tour and staff pitching ideas at our students.

Other companies used as case studies are Rush a post-production company, supermarkets, the National Gallery as an income generating charity.