Technical English-Accounting

Base Knowledge

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Teaching Methodologies

Given the nature of the objectives and syllabus of this curricular unit, the chosen teaching methodology has the fundamental purpose of stimulating and optimizing the students’ learning process. In this way, an active teaching methodology centered on students will be privileged, such as through Problem Based Learning, Project Based Learning, Flipped Classroom and Brainstorming.

Carrying out work in class, individually and also in small groups, as well as practicing debates/discussions in class, will also be pedagogical strategies to use in classes in this discipline.

Learning Results

The main objective of the English Applied to Business Sciences curricular unit is to provide students with the necessary elements that allow them to satisfactorily use the English language as a privileged vehicle of communication in the business world.


I. Applying for a job

            1. Advertisements;

            2. Letter of application;

            3. Curriculum vitae;

            4. Job interview.

II. Business correspondence

  1. Layout (formal vs informal business letters);
  2. Enquiries;
  3. Replies and quotations/budgets;
  4. Orders;
  5. Payments:

a)      Invoices;

b)      Statements of account;

c)      Debit notes;

d)      Credit notes.

              6. Complaints, apologies and adjustments.         

III. Revision/consolidation

  1. Numbers/calculating;
  2. Degrees of the adjectives;
  3. Quantifiers;
  4. Phrasal verbs.

 Verb tenses (Present Simple; Present Continuous; Past Simple; Past Continuous; Simple Future, Future Continuous; Future Perfect; Future Perfect Continuous);

  1. Time and place prepositions;
  2. Relative clauses;
  3. Reported Speech;
  4. For and to.

Curricular Unit Teachers




  • DUBICKA, Iwonna et al. (2019). Business Partner. Essex: Pearson Education Limited. FT Publishing, Financial Times.
  • GOUVEIA, Luís, Teresa Lameiras e Raquel Cardoso (2004). Glossário de Contabilidade: Inglês-Português (1ª ed. 2000). ISCA Aveiro e ISCAC Coimbra.
  • HARMAN, Clive M. (2016). All You Need to Know About Job Searching Skills: C. V. / Resume: Cover Letters: Interviewing Techniques Application Forms for Home Study or Training Candidates. Createspace Independent Publishing Platform.
  • WILSON, James, Teresa Lameiras e Raquel Cardoso (2007). Manual de Correspondência Inglês-Português (1ª ed. 2004). Correspondence Handbook English-Portuguese. Coimbra: Almedina.
  • ASHLEY, A. (2004). A Handbook of Commercial Correspondence. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • CARVALHO-OLIVEIRA, J. M. e Hélder Fanha Martins (2002). A Vocabulary of Business, Accounting and Finance. Vocabulário Técnico Português-Inglês Português. Lisboa: Instituto Superior de Contabilidade e Administração de Lisboa.
  • FRENDO, Evan, Sean Mahoney (2008), English for Accounting. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • HELM, Sara (2010). Market Leader: Accounting and Finance. Essex: Pearson Education Limited, Longman. FT Publishing, Financial Times.