ENGLISH FOR ARCHITECTURE
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course aims to provide the necessary tools to communicate effectively in English in the architectural field.
Students should at least be at B1 level in the Common European Framework of Reference (self-assessment is sufficient).
Course contents summary
Ample space will be devoted to technical vocabulary, with insights on different disciplinary areas (history of architecture, architectural composition, restoration, elements, materials and techniques of architecture, structures, design, legislation, surveying). Instructions will also be provided on writing CVs and resumés, formal correspondence, scientific texts, and on giving effective presentations. "Informal" learning channels, such as books, films, videos, and podcasts will also be presented.
1)Introduction & History of Architecture
3)Public speaking and Presentations
4)Restoration and conservation
6)Leisure and informal occasions + Architecture in pop culture
9)Writing : from correspondence to scientific texts
12)CVs and portfolios
Ching, Francis DK. A visual dictionary of architecture. John Wiley & Sons, 2011.
Fleming, John, Hugh Honour, and Nikolaus Pevsner. The Penguin Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. Penguin Books, 1999.
Hopkins, Owen. Reading architecture: a visual lexicon. Laurence King Publ., 2012.
Maclean, James H., and John S. Scott. The Penguin dictionary of building. Penguin Uk, 1993.
The lessons, which will take place entirely in English, will encourage the active participation of the students.
Assessment methods and criteria
The exams will be oral and will be graded pass/fail.