Architectural English

The Architectural English Programme will train practicing architects and students studying architecture to master key vocabulary, sentence structures, pronunciation of professional terminology, communication and writing skills to effectively work in architectural companies that use English.

There are three modules. Each one of modules in the Architectural English Program is designed and delivered by English teachers who are familiar with the challenges of working as architects.

1. Programme Features

Specific – The English for Architecture Programme is designed around the vocabulary, sentence structures and skills that Vietnamese architects need to successfully work in architectural companies that use English.

Industry relevant – Teaching, practice and skills will use material and language taken from topics related to design brain-storming and formulation, design proposals, investor meetings, safety issues, environmental issues, infrastructure issues etc.

Competency-based – We focus on developing specific competencies in 4 key language skills – Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing

Integrated – Grammar and Vocabulary are integrated into the learning of the 4 key language skills of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing

Concentrated – Students are exposed to extended interaction with native speaker teachers in class and at English Corner. These teachers closely supervise students’ learning to help them use English correctly.

Self-directed – Our special website eTeSL, UCSI’s web-based window to the world’s best English language learning and practice resources, is available to all UCSI students to use for further self-study

2. Graduates of the programme will be able to:

Master and use key terminology in the field of Architecture

Read architectural documents and data and discuss the contents with confidence

Converse clearly and fluently at work with native English speakers on professional issues and topics

Draft clear, accurate and concise written reports and plans in English

Make presentations confidently at different kinds of proposals to different people – Board of Directors, investors, clients etc

3. Programme Information

  • Schedule: Monday to Saturday
  • Programme Courses – The whole programme has 3 modules. Every module is 54 hours over 3 months.
  • Entry Requirement: IELTS 4.5 or its equivalent


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