Without a doubt the most extensive collection of materials for teaching architectural English! If you like anything here and would like more, please support TEFLtastic.
Teaching English for architects articles
How to teach architects English
Stimulating classroom activities for architectural vocabulary
Teaching ideas on the topic of cities – LINK UPDATED
Photocopiable English for architects classroom activities
now with my favourite activities top
Architecture dimensions guessing game (numbers review and architecture vocab)
Numbers practice for architects (including lots of other lovely vocabulary)
Positive and negative words for architecture
Architecture vocabulary list dictation
Architecture rotating revision board game
Public spaces vocabulary and speaking
English for architects Present Simple and Continuous
Describing architecture with passive voice
Homes and architecture Pictionary
Defining architecture vocabulary (including basic phrases for defining things you are talking about and Japanese architectural terms)
Architectural crises roleplays
Telephoning roleplays and vocab for architects
Describing architecture drawing games
Architecture vocabulary review
Adjectives to describe architecture
Advanced architecture vocabulary
Architecture vocabulary by category
Innovations that most changed architecture
IELTS Writing Task 2 on architecture and town planning
Materials on Japanese architecture/ Materials for Japanese architects
Explaining Japanese architecture
Architecture Janglish/ Japanese English
From others (Given in approximate order of usefulness. Many taken from the excellent http://www.michellehenry.fr/)
English for architects Facebook page
English for Architects and Interior Designers free 41-page pdf workbook (some nice discussion questions and texts, but very high level vocabulary, much of it not specific to architecture)
Home improvements: Outside the house – vocabulary with recordings and interactive gapfill from esl-lab.com
Housing – ditto
Renting apartments – same site and format again
English for architecture and urban planning (Wiki from Simon Bolivar university course)
Architecture on Simple English Wikipedia
Construction industry English/ Spanish dictionary from United States department of labour
Old and new buildings conversation lesson (with list of basic vocab and big list of conversation questions)
Illustrated architecture dictionary (generally far too high level to be useful, but some good bits and pieces)
English for art historians – Architecture glossary (actually not written for EFL learners, I’m guessing, but could be a good source for words you can cover if you cut out about 90% of what is there!)
English for landscape architects and gardeners page
Updated 30 August 2022
thank you for the resources!
Thank you so much for these great resources. As an ESL teacher at an architecture school (not being an architect) it can be challenging finding material for a variety of levels and topics. Continue the good work!
Excellent resources! Much appreciated.
Thank you Alex! Excellent!
Keep up the good work!
Thank you for all the fantastic resources! Sharing is caring and wonderful!
It’s absolutely incredible! Thank you so much)))
Thank you so much! I’ve just started teaching some architects and all this is amazing!
I would like to say how much i appreciate the information that you share. I am a teacher of English terminology at a technical school in Greece and i found this material very helpful. I am grateful :)
Thanks for these useful resources. The games are great.