Technical English-Accounting

Base Knowledge

English language knowledge corresponding to the B1 level of the European languages reference framework.

Teaching Methodologies

Although there will be some moments in the classes with a focus on a theoretical approach to the syllabus, more active activities will be privileged, aiming not only a more global participation of the students but also the practice and development of the several necessary skills in a foreign language learning and consolidation process. Therefore, discussion moments, group tasks, and the use of digital platforms of interaction will be proposed as classroom activities.




Learning Results

The Curricular Unit of Technical English: Accounting has as main goal to give students the necessary elements for a satisfactory use of the English Language as a privileged vehicle of communication in the business market, particularly in the Accounting area. The teaching of specific vocabulary structures in the Accounting area and the consolidation of grammar structures will allow students the intended use of the English Language.


I – Accounting

1. Banking
2. Bonds
3. Stocks and shares
4. Derivatives
5. Accounting and financial statements

II – Grammar

1. Verb tenses
2. Time and Place prepositions
3. Modal Verbs
4. Degrees of adjectives

Curricular Unit Teachers




Collins Cobuild (2013) Key Words for Accounting. HarperCollins Publishers.
Frendo, Evan, Sean Mahoney (2011) English for Accounting. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Irvine, Mark and Marion Cadman (2003) Commercially Speaking. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Law, Jonathan (2016) A Dictionary of Accounting (5th Edition). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
MacKenzie, Ian (2006) Professional English in Use Finance. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
MacKenzie, Ian (2010) English for Business Studies. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.