English for International Business/Banking and Management


Formazione Executive
2018, II Edition


From 23rd October 2018
to 5th February 2019
60 hours


Calendar 2018 (pdf)


Valentina Lucheschi
+41 91 9616551

Application / Fees

Application deadline:

Target groups

Managers working in the banking and financial sector




In this highly competitive international business world, power lies with those who can communicate powerfully and effectively. If you want to be listened to, you need to know how to get your message across succinctly and clearly. You need to make a strong and positive impression from the start of any interaction. It is about knowing how to get the best result for you, your department and your company. If you want to be successful in international banking and financial sector today, speaking English well is almost a necessity. Leading a team in an international sector increasingly depend on you being able to communicate in English effectively. But what should you do if your English is not good enough?
Centro di Studi Bancari, in cooperation with Canning, offers you a solution which has been used and judged effective by many of the worldís leading companies for over 40 years: a short, intensive course, on which you learn and practise the English that is really used in business. The course is especially designed to enable business and professional people who are already reasonably "competent" communicators in English to become "outstanding" manager in the international business arena by improving business English and management skills.
The course is made up of 12 half-day modules in Lugano. The class size maximum is eight participants.

For those interested, it is possible to organize end-of-course sessions in London. Please contact us for further details.


"The course program was intensive, the result brilliant! The contribution of Canning to my personal business communication skills was great: the maximum of practice with the necessary minimum theory." - P.S., AMIFIDUCIARIA SA, Lugano (Participant, 2015)

"Excellent teachers; effective methodology; close to financial activities" - R.C., Centro di Studi Bancari, Vezia (Participant, 2014)

"This was a great and rich experience!...It was simply one of the best courses Iíve ever attended!" - M.U., UBS AG, Switzerland (Participant, 2003)

"Canning really cared about my needs and offered me perfect tailored training. It was very efficient and successful." - F.C., Luzerner Kantonal Bank, Switzerland (Participant, 2014)

"Iím able to give professional presentations to financial audiences at the highest level because I attended one week of training at Canning." - P.E., AXA Winterthur, Switzerland (Participant, 2007)

"This training is the most powerful Iíve ever experienced. Totally tailored to my needs!" - A.B., Unicredit Family Financing SpA, Italy (Participant, 2010)

"It is very rare in training courses that you learn so much while also having a lot of fun. Great days." - J.N., Munich Re, Germany (Participant, 2011)


The main objective of this training programme is to enable participants to strengthen communication and management skills when using English within the financial environment in order to act more effectively as a manager.
By the end of the course participants will be able to:

- express themselves more clearly and unambiguously
- use a wider range of expression and vocabulary
- use English more sensitively
- respond quickly and appropriately
- take and keep control during discussions
- be more persuasive in business English
- develop international professional relations
- lead a team with more effectiveness
- be successfully involved in international projects


Training is personal, active and tailored to the specific needs of the participants. Active practice, including making presentations, handling questions and encouraging debates, will encourage participants to develop their existing skills. Participants will be asked to complete a short pre-course questionnaire, so that trainer can focus the programme on their specific needs and concerns. Since the best way to learn is to rehearse real life in the training room and to work on the language and skills the participants really need, participants are invited to bring with them any material that they would like to work with during the course: slides, short background papers and articles, sample documents, etc.


Interactive case studies, role-plays, video recordings


- Jane Everett, Senior trainer, Canning, London
- Christine Gardner, Senior trainer, Canning, London


An end of programme evaluation report and a certificate of attendance will be issued to each participant.