Delta Publishing Catalogue

Absolute Banking English

Topics which reflect the ever-changing language of banking English

Author: Julie Pratten

ISBN: 9783125013308


Absolute Banking English is written for upper-intermediate and advanced learners of English who work in banking or the financial sector. It is designed for people who need to communicate internationally in English on a daily basis.

Absolute Banking English:

  • discusses topics which reflect the ever-changing language of banking English and shift in priorities of bankers in the last decade
  • aims to develop the core skills required by international bankers in their day-to-day working life: reading financial texts; developing key banking vocabulary; listening and responding to presentations and talks; and communicating in a variety of job-specific situations
  • contains the specialist terminology, synonyms, abbreviations and idiomatic expressions of a particular topic area of banking in each unit
  • offers a balanced range of exercises and communication activities in each unit
  • contains 12 thematic units, each divided into four key skills sections – Listening file, Vocabulary file, Reading file and Communicator file – plus four Review sections

Key features:

  • suitable for class or self-study
  • comes with audio CD and includes audio transcripts
  • provides a comprehensive list of key banking terms
  • includes answer key


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Julie Pratten

After teaching both business and general English in 20 countries or more, including Brazil, Germany, Lithuania and Paraguay, I entered the world of finance via the Czech Republic, where I was sent as the materials writer for a British Know-How Fund project at the Czech National Bank. After attending several Barclays Bank crash courses to get to grips with the financial terms used in international banking, I developed a series of Banking English courses covering a range of financial topics from Foreign Exchange Operations to International Trade Finance. Since then I have written several business and finance related books, including the old favourite ‘Banking English’. More recently I wrote ‘Absolute Financial English’ – the main coursebook for the Cambridge ESOL ‘International Certificate in Financial English’, which is the finance sector’s new benchmark qualification. In the early days of my financial English teaching, bankers and financial experts only really wanted to learn some specialist terms related to their own field of finance. They are now expected to possess a high degree of competence in all language skills – as well as being able to perform in meetings and presentations.

Nowadays I live in Turkey, with my husband, two cats, one dog, chickens and geese. Although I live in a rural setting – just a stone’s throw away from the sea, I provide language consultancy for a number of banks and financial institutions and deliver courses at the Banks Association of Turkey and the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey.