Introduction

IIBT’s “English for Architecture” is a 12 week intensive, specialised course designed to quickly improve students abilities and confidence in using English in the architectural sector.

The course will be suitable for any person who currently:

  • is working in architecture, construction, design, city planning, or other related fields
  • is an architecture student, or potential student
  • has an interest in architecture, design, or planning

Content

Students will encounter a range of vocabulary, phrases, and grammar specific to architecture from readings from leading architecture textbooks and magazines, case studies, multimedia presentations, and more.

Some of the themes that are covered in the course include:

  • architectural history and theory
  • design factors and elements
  • materials science and construction processes
  • project management
  • Information technology in architecture

The course has a strong practical component, and students will have the chance to improve their skills through task based learning. Some of the tasks include:

  • problem solving dilemmas
  • analysing case studies
  • presenting solutions
  • technical drawings
  • business correspondence

Requirements

IIBT’s English for Architecture is an intermediate level course. Therefore students will need to be reasonably proficient English users. This correlates to an IELTS band score of at least 4.5.