Learn the basic concepts behind financial translation and start specializing in a high-demand sector.
Introduction to Financial Translation English <>Spanish is intended for translators and financial professionals who wish to acquire both technical knowledge and language skills.
The course aims to introduce you to the skills and techniques which you need to understand and translate financial and accounting documents.
There are more than 500 million Spanish speakers as a first or second language, and 20 million Spanish students as a foreign language. Spanish is one of the six official languages of the United Nations, and it is used as an official language by the European Union and Mercosur. It is also the second most spoken language in the United States, where financiers with language skills are very sought after professionals.
The course will cover the key areas encountered by financial professionals, translators, proofreaders and writers. We will focus on some general accounting and financial topics that impact all companies, individuals and institutions, as well as specific topics of interest to financial translation.
This course is taught in English, but It provides a glossary at the end of each lecture with all the terms translated and spoken in Spanish. It also provides listening exercices in English and Spanish about topical financial issues.
Although this course is designed for people with little or no understanding of accounting and finance, financial professionals will have the opportunity to learn -and practice- financial vocabulary in Spanish.
Issues such as the nature of finance, financial translation criticalities, accounting, stakeholders, cultural adaptation or legal forms are discussed. The course also covers basic accounting documents, financial statements and the translation of its terms.
You'll find several quizzes that will help you to reinforce what you have learned in the lecture. Useful examples of financial statements translations are also provided.
By the end of the course you should have a basic level of competence which will enable you to enter a high-demand market with confidence.
What is finance? Answer the following questions:
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In this introductory course you don't need to learn all the items that can be included in a Cash flow statement (or Statement of cash flows). Anyway, I provide a translation to Spanish in case you want to learn more. Click on pause to read the translation of every entry.
Marcel Solé holds an International Certificate in Financial English (University of Cambridge). He also obtained a Certificate of Proficiency in English and holds a Diploma in Financial Translation. He also holds a Higher Technician diploma in Finance, Marketing and International Trade.
Marcel Solé is a financial translator and proofreader. He works at Tradservice, a company specialising in financial translation. He has worked ten years as a translator and Project Manager for translation agencies, business schools and publishing companies, and has been training financial professionals and translators over the last years. He is the author of the blog Financial translator.
Marcel Solé, es traductor financiero certificado por la Universidad de Cambridge. Es Técnico Superior en Marketing y Finanzas, Comercio Internacional, Traductor titulado en Traducción Financiera, acreditado con el título International Certificate in Financial English y Proficiency in English por la Universidad de Cambridge. Ha trabajado diez años ejerciendo como traductor y coordinador en proyectos de envergadura en las áreas de las finanzas, el comercio, la comunicación y el marketing para entidades y editoriales de gran prestigio internacional. También tiene una importante experiencia en el ámbito de la formación y la docencia. Ha ejercido como profesor de Inglés y entre otros muchos, ha realizado el curso de Financial Markets con Robert J. Shiller de la Universidad de Yale. Durante los últimos años ha estado ejerciendo como instructor para profesionales de las finanzas y traductores. Es también autor del blog Financial-translator.