In our İngilizce Öğrenmek series we like to highlight resources that can be helpful for Turks learning English. At TurksLearnEnglish.com, many of our adult students in Istanbul work in the finance industry. From banking to insurance, audit, tax and advisory. Many of our Turkish students ask us for recommendations on English language resources to keep up to date with the markets while simultaneously practicing their English.
As a learning resource, these online sources are a great tool because they are free and the articles are short. Most articles only take three to five minutes to read. Short enough that its quite easy for a busy professional to fit one to two articles in per day either while at the desk or a commute.
Here is the last of our favorites:
#5 – Market Watch
Market Watch (as its name implies) is a very US focused financial market resource. The site provides increasingly significant coverage of emerging markets, Europe and Asia. The site also offers personal finance news and tools to manage your own finances. MarketWatch is a subsidiary of Dow Jones. Articles are short, informative and written in very basic English loaded with finance terminology.
#4 – Seeking Alpha
Seeking Alpha is an independent website which accepts articles from a host of writers. The site was founded in 2004 by former Wall Street analyst, David Jackson and is the most widely read resource by the finance industry. There are almost 200 articles posted per day, so whatever your specialty or interest, you will find something to suit your tastes.
Investopedia has evolved from a finance term dictionary into what is now a news resource. We still love Investopedia for its original purpose, a comprehensive dictionary of finance and investing terms. Its a great site to bookmark and use when one term is not yet in your vocabulary.
#2 – Bloomberg
The wonderful thing about Bloomberg is that the articles cover the wider political and economic climate. The writing is very clear and the IPAD application (free) is beautifully designed.
#1 The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal is a must read resource for any professional. The writing style and density is by far the hardest on our list, so would be reserved for Advanced students of the English language. The articles are highly comprehensive and the IPAD applications (free) is also wonderfully designed.