English for Specific Purposes

English Lessons for People Working in Economics

How to Give Great Presentations in English, Even if Your English Isn’t Great! 

  • This 70-minute video course will teach you tools and strategies to make your next presentation in English a winner. 

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Economists in Action

Video course

A comprehensive course to teach practical language skills and vocabulary to speak about the economy.  

  • Forecasting
  • Describing the conjuncture
  • Comparing
  • Talk about change and trends
  • Expressing numbers

English for Economists

Live online classes

  • Speaking practice: talking about the economic conjuncture
  • Learn specific vocabulary used in your field
  • Improve your pronunciation
  • Increase your reading comprehension

How to Give Great Presentations in English

Online Self Paced

Do you need to give presentations in English, but you don’t feel all that confident giving a presentation in a second language? This 70-minute video course will give you all you need to present effortlessly in a second language.

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Latest Podcasts

Breakthrough at Talks Spurs Concessions

Listen to this headline that was published in a newspaper called The Business Standard. Listen closely because this headline is tricky to understand and it contains a lot of information. Breakthrough in Venezuela Talks Spurs US to Ease Embargo Listen again:...

Counterfeit Jewelry

https://open.spotify.com/show/57sAIrb7JQDKODAXgct28K The headline we will use for this class was published in the New York Times on November 21st, 2022. Jewelry Counterfeits: The Age-Old Problem Just Keeps Growing Jewelry counterfeits. What’s that? Jewelry 'are' those...

Collapse of the FTX Crypto Exchange

Welcome to English for Economists, the podcast meant for people working in economics who want to improve their English using real-world, contemporary examples. In this English lesson, we will look at some vocabulary surrounding the recent collapse of FTX, a large...

Windfall Taxes

To understand the word ‘windfall’, it's useful to break it into two parts ‘wind’ and ‘fall’. The wind is the natural movement of air. Wind blows. If the wind blows hard enough, it can make things fall. For example, the word windfall ––which was first used back in the...

Fintech Financing Slump

We draw our English lesson today from the Economist Magazine once again, which published an excellent article on October 13th, 2022, titled: Who will survive the fintech bloodbath? Bloodbath! That sounds serious, doesn’t it? Well, it’s not a literal bath of blood, but...

Are Bailouts the ‘New Normal’?

Hi friends. In this lesson, you will see what the word 'bailout' means, and you will also learn the expressions 'to dole out' and 'to turn on the fiscal taps'. Before I get underway, I do want to mention that I was traveling in Europe recently and spent a good deal of...

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

A recent headline in the Economist magazine states “In the world of greenery, no good deed goes unpunished”.   This headline is a great place for an English lesson. Let’s start with the word ‘greenery’. In this case, the word ‘greenery’ refers to the future shift...

Turkey Becomes Türkiye

This podcast lesson deals with the recent name change of the Middle Eastern country that forms a bridge between Asia and Europe, Turkey.  In this podcast lesson, you’ll learn all about Turkey’s new name and how to pronounce it in English. https://youtu.be/oYLqH-QDQ9Y...

Hiring Spree

What does ‘hiring spree’ mean? See how it is used in this headline:Good News on Jobs May Mean Bad News Later as Hiring Spree Defies Fed(nytimes.com: August 5, 2022)Hiring Spree: a sustained, energetic period of hiring a lot of people. Es un 'boom' de...

Friend-shoring

In this English vocabulary lesson, you’ll learn a fairly new expression in English: ‘friend-shoring’. Headline: Yellen says the U.S. and its allies should use 'friend-shoring' to give supply chains a boost Three words to highlight here: ‘allies’, ‘friend-shoring’, and...

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