English for Architects games/ worksheets

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

Opinions on architecture

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

Renovating a hotel

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

Where you live vocab

Materials on Japanese architecture/ Materials for Japanese architects

Explaining Japanese architecture

Architecture Janglish/ Japanese English

Japanese architecture

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

Architecture clipart

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!)

Related pages

English for landscape architects and gardeners page

English for designers page

Describing places page

Technical English page

Numbers worksheets

Countable/ uncountable page

ESP main page

Updated 30 August 2022

10 Responses to English for Architects games/ worksheets

  1. Carla says:

    thank you for the resources!

  2. Reaken says:

    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!

  3. Peter McGee says:

    Excellent resources! Much appreciated.
    Peter (London)

  4. Valentina says:

    Thank you Alex! Excellent!
    Keep up the good work!

  5. Thank you for all the fantastic resources! Sharing is caring and wonderful!

  6. Nadezhda Melchakova says:

    It’s absolutely incredible! Thank you so much)))

  7. Nathan Ford says:

    Thank you so much! I’ve just started teaching some architects and all this is amazing!

  8. monet lam says:

    very good

  9. Maria Plastara says:

    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 :)

  10. Thanks for these useful resources. The games are great.

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