Objective: The course aims to develop students' oral and written skills, while familiarizing them with banking and finance in an English-speaking environment. Methodological points, current issues, as well as the terminology of the field will be covered. The course is based on numerous oral presentations and team work that will allow students to deepen their knowledge of specific topics. An introduction to the TOEIC exam is also planned.
- Banking in the US and the UK
- Financial institutions and regulation;
- The 2008 crisis / too-big-to-fail;
- Narrow banking;
- Rational economics;
- The company (structure, CSR, accounting);
- Money: vocabulary and metaphors.
- Giving a talk in English;
- Writing an essay.
- In the classroom, interaction and participation are essential
- Exercises prepared at home and corrected in class
- Exercises prepared at home and presented in class
- Classroom team projects
Grading: A mid-semester written test, a presentation made during the semester, a final exam and a vocabulary quiz/group presentation.
- Regular reading of the economic and / or Anglo-Saxon press (The Economist, Financial Times, BBC, The New York Times, The Guardian, etc..) ;
- Reading economic blogs: Greg Mankiw, Paul Krugman ou Freakonomics ;
- Swan, Michael & Houdart, Françoise. 2011. L’Anglais de A à Z: Grammaire, conjugaison et difficultés, Edition : Hatier ;
- Van der Yeught, Michel. 2012. L’anglais de la bourse et de la finance : description et recherche. Paris : Éditions Ophrys, collection Langues de spécialité.