Center for Immigrant Education and Training at LaGuardia Community College
Bridge to Financial Services: Websites for Students
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A sample listing of free online resources to help ESOL students preparing to return to work in the accounting or financial services field. Compiled by the staff of the Center for Immigrant Education and Training at LaGuardia Community College, Division of Adult and Continuing Education with funding by the CUNY Workforce Development Initiative. This site is intended to provide a sampling of free useful resources for educational purposes and does not indicate an endorsement of these resources.

Accounting and ESOL Websites

1. http://www.scoop.it/t/basic-accounting-concepts

2. http://esl.about.com/od/businessenglishvocabulary/a/lx_financial1.htm

3. http://www.expertbusinessadvice.com/business-videos/business-english-vocabulary-63.html

4. http://www.moneyinstructor.com/accounting.asp

5. http://www.businessenglishsite.com/general-business-english.html

6. http://www.businessenglishsite.com/business-english-finance.html

7. http://www.idiomconnection.com/business.html

8. http://www.nonstopenglish.com/allexercises/business_english/business_english-accounting_and_finance.asp

9. http://www.rong-chang.com/business.htm

10. http://www.eslbizcenter.com/

11. http://www.learnoutloud.com/Podcast-Directory/Languages/English-as-a-Second-Language/Business-English-Pod-Podcast/24254

12. http://www.accounting-basics-for-students.com/balance-sheet-example.html

13. http://www.businessenglishpod.com/business-english-podcast-lessons/

14. http://www.eslflow.com/Business-collocations-worksheet.html


More Sites for English Practice

15. http://www.eslflow.com/Socializingandmakingsmalltalk.html

16. http://esolhelp.pbworks.com/

17. http://www.macmillandictionary.com/us/thesaurus-category/british/Words-used-to-describe-workers

18. http://www.eslgold.com/business/useful_expressions.html


Sites for ESOL Math Practice

19. http://www.oercommons.org/courses/foundations-of-real-world-math-2/view

20. http://www.mcedservices.com/math/mathindex.htm


Readings Related to Accounting

http://www.rasmussen.edu/degrees/business/blog/basic-accounting-terms-acronyms-and-abbreviations-students-should/
20 Basic Accounting Terms, Acronyms and Abbreviations Students Should Know

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/159788
11 Expectations to Set for Your Bookkeeper

http://www.score.org/resources/10-bookkeeping-basics-you-can%E2%80%99t-ignore

http://www.english4accounting.com/activities?submit=Go+back+to+Activities+Menu&action=ReadingComplete

http://www.basicaccountingconcepts.education/

http://www.accountingcoach.com/accounting-topics
See especially: "Test Yourself"

http://www.abbreviations.com/acronyms/ACCOUNTING/99999
Accounting Abbreviations: Do you know them all?

http://money.howstuffworks.com/money-ethics-channel.htm
How Stuff Works: Money and Ethics

http://misscpa.com/difference-between-bookkeeping-and-accounting/
Difference Between Bookkeeping and Accounting


Videos Related to Accounting

1) https://www.udemy.com/accounting-101-principles-explained/
Brief 9-10 minute videos of basic accounting principles explained. Free with registration.

2) What a bookkeeper does
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xq0Hmer2pYI

3) A/P
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tF6HlnT5FM (AP and QB)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFgJZ4w-E9I (AP and AR, no QB)

4) A/R
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaJp1_DpXgw (QB and AR)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACKbkmO9rLg (angry customers)

5) QuickBooks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6q_8k8AcY2s (10 timesaving tips)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fAymOLaeYE (keyboard shortcuts)

6) Inventory
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDDlAp_3yWs (QB and Excel)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jy7P2ScQqwM (QB:PO, Receiving inventory, invoices)

7) running a business (adjustments, payroll, etc.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLaM4Bm0Wj0 (about bookkeeping business)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNcjw6TmA8w (closing books on QB?)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHchevi1nwI (closing entries, no QB)

8) Banking
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElBLByJuq-E (bank reconciliation)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJdJii4V72A (bank set up and transactions)


Quizlet Vocabulary Tests
  1. http://quizlet.com/_po6f8
  2. http://quizlet.com/_peqc6
  3. http://quizlet.com/_peu5j
  4. http://quizlet.com/_po5zb
  5. http://quizlet.com/_po60b
  6. http://quizlet.com/_qb1dc
  7. http://quizlet.com/_qb1hx
  8. http://quizlet.com/_qb1jl
  9. http://quizlet.com/_qmn5m
  10. http://quizlet.com/_qo1b9
  11. http://quizlet.com/_qrpk7
  12. http://quizlet.com/_kqlnb
  13. http://quizlet.com/_jto5p


Resources Related to Quickbooks

QuickBooks 2014: The Missing Manual
http://http.intuit.speedera.net/http.intuit/CMO/quickbooks/ruby/learningcenter/tutorials/documents/QuickBooks_2014_The_Missing_Manual.pdf

QuickBooks User Guide 2014 (18 pages)
http://http.intuit.speedera.net/http.intuit/CMO/quickbooks/ruby/learningcenter/tutorials/documents/AW-504913-f1_User%20Guide.pdf

Quickbooks Community Message Boards
https://community.intuit.com/topics/43-my-intuit-products-users

Videos by Luis Alvarado
The following are video links for vendors (purchases) and customers (invoices and receipts) where you can stop, forward or rewind it at your convenience:

How to Make a QuickBooks Backup Copy


Sites for Job Info in Accounting

http://www.payscale.com/Job_Description/Accountants

https://newyork.craigslist.org/acc/

http://jobsearch.nytimes.monster.com/jobs/?re=130&fn=11730&cy=us&JSNONREG=1
Select: "bookkeeping"

http://www.aicpa.org/CAREER/CAREERPATHS/Pages/CareerPaths.aspx
Accounting career paths in public accounting, academia, corporate accounting, government or non-profit

http://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/accountants-and-auditors.htm
Occupational Outlook Handbook > Accountants and Auditors

http://www.gc.cuny.edu/CUNY_GC/media/365-Images/Uploads%20for%20LMIS/LTW/All-About-Money-8-5x11.pdf
Mapping Your Future All About Money: Financial and Accounting Services


Resume Preparation & Job Interview Skills

Resume Preparation for Internationally Trained Accountants
Tips for preparing a professional resume

Job Interview Skills for Internationally Trained Accountants
Tips for preparing for a job interview

http://www.labor.ny.gov/stats/PDFs/winningedge.pdf
NYS Dept of Labor Your Winning Edge Resume and Interview Preparation

http://easyresume.wikispaces.com/
Easy Resume template and Resume Resources


Continuing Education in Accounting

http://www.lagcc.cuny.edu/ace/
Find LaGuardia Continuing Education classes in Quickbooks and business.

http://laguardia.edu/Academics/Business-Technology/
At LaGuardia Community College, there are 14 majors and 1 certificate program offered in Business and Technology.

http://lagcc.mcnrc.org/ref-practice-1/
Integration and Reflection – Capstone Accounting ePortfolio Practice

https://www.coursera.org/course/accounting
Free Accounting MOOC (Massive Open Online Course)


Resources to Improve Your Study Skills

http://coe.jmu.edu/learningtoolbox/notetaking.html
How to Take Good Notes

http://learnersdictionary.com/
An online dictionary for English language learners

http://www.uefap.com/vocab/vocfram.htm
How to Learn New Words

http://www.edb.utexas.edu/minliu/pbl/ESOL/help/libry/speech.htm
Review of Parts of Speech

http://www.espressoenglish.net/tips-for-learning-irregular-verbs-in-english/
Tips for Learning Irregular Verbs in English