Introductory Course on Financial Translation


Financial translation is a rewarding and profitable specialisation, dealing with current news and working for global companies. To become a prosperous financial translator, you have to develop a double profile, as a translator and as a specialist, learning the basics of finance and economics as well as a special language.

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In this self-paced introductory course, you will learn the fundamentals of financial translation, and how to avoid the most dangerous traps, through a very practical approach, full of real-life examples and translation samples in English and Italian.

You will become more confident in translating annual reports and financial statements, investment funds and market commentaries, as well as press releases on corporate results.

You will learn how to search and translate key financial terms. At the end of each lesson, you will be able to assess your preparation and identify areas of improvement and further readings.

This introductory financial translation course is designed to help English to Italian translators through their first steps in this specialisation. The course consists of 4 lessons in PDF files, for more than 8 hours of individual study. Each lesson is also complemented by a self-assessment quiz.

  • Lesson 1: The language of finance as a special language
    The features of the language of finance. Where and how to search terminology and resources. The difference between financial news and corporate communication.
  • Lesson 2:  Economics
    Macro and microeconomics, inflation and deflation, GDP and the opportunity cost. Practice with press releases and market commentaries.
  • Lesson 3: Accounting
    Why companies draft annual reports, the balance sheet and income statement. Differences between British and American English. How to translate tricky terms and how to find official IFRS terminology.
  • Lesson 4: Investments
    How capital markets work. Key features of financial instruments, such as equities and bonds. Investment funds: practice with KIIDs and fund factsheets.

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