Learning to speak about the economy in English.


Welcome to English for Economists, where you will find lessons to help you become proficient in speaking, reading and writing about the economy in English.

People who find this page useful are typically –– but not exclusively –– economists. They work in a wide range of fields, such as banking, journalism, finance, government, development, academia, business and education. Many more are undergraduate and graduate level students.

Whoever you are, Welcome!

The lessons and courses offered here are meant to help you to improve your performance at work or university, and to help you discover new international opportunities.

This is a new project, so a lot is still under development! However, I invite you to browse this page now so you can see what is coming soon. You can also access the free weekly English lessons I publish about economic issues.

Finally, some of you may be interested in taking English classes with me over video conference. You can inquire about that below.



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Our Course Offerings

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 course will give you all you need to present effortlessly in a second language.

Podcast Club

Our Latest Podcasts

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 contrataciones....


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...

UN Population Projections

In this English lesson for economists, we’ll look at some population facts recently released by the United Nations. See video lesson: https://youtu.be/KoML3sTi1KM Hi everyone. Today is July 20, 2022. Well, sometimes the planet feels like a pretty crowded place to be....

Crypto Asset Prices Fall

Hi everyone. Today is July 13, 2022. Well, you have probably heard about the drop in the price of crypto assets. It began early in the year and has picked up some speed recently.  Bitcoin, to name just one example, has fallen from $68,000 to below $20,000. ...


The topic of this English lesson for economists is dollarization.   Inflation rates have increased all over the world, but while some countries are dealing with inflation rates of 5 or 6 percent per year, other countries are struggling with rates of 5 or 6...

India’s Tech Sector and the Carbon Footprint

This is lesson number 44, and today’s topic is the carbon footprint and India’s tech sector. https://youtu.be/nxJMAv1Ye9E So, check out this headline, which was published on the webpage of the Financial Times on June 12, 2022, and see how much you understand: The...

Food Insecurity

Check out this headline, which was published by the United Nations on their UN News page on June 06, 2022. https://youtu.be/rPFHLFvn8tc Let’s break this headline down to see what it means, and see which vocabulary can be useful for you to use. The first word is...

Bear Market Rally

https://youtu.be/8fxwG29rrEU   Check out this headline, which was published by Reuter’s yesterday. So what does that mean? Well, first let’s see what a bear market is. A “bear market” describes a situation where the overall stock market drops in value by 20% or...

Reverse Repos

  https://youtu.be/GPwIUmIl6nA   Hello everyone. Welcome to the English for Economists. These are short English lessons that are meant especially for people working in economics and finance. This is podcast lesson number 41, and today is May 25, 2022. In...

Digital Payments

https://youtu.be/g2aGeaQ-fiE   Our English lesson today is about digital payments. This is a fascinating topic, and there is no doubt that over the next few years, economists like you will see a lot of experimentation with different kinds of digital payment...


What Our Students Say

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