2023-2024 / ARCH1360-1

English for architects


24h Th

Number of credits

 Bachelor in architecture2 crédits 


ISLV, Sébastien Schoenmaeckers

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

The course will help students to further develop the following skills / knowledge:
- Active command of 300 terms (words or phrases) specific to the field of architecture
- Mastery of the language's main language structures as used in life and work settings
- Greater ease during both formal and  informal spoken interactions


Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Goal: developing students' mastery of the language with a specific emphasis on fundamental language structures and speaking skills with the aim of preparing their Erasmus exchange.



Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Level A2 (CEFR)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

We will practice and assess all 4 skills of language learning: oral and written production, reading and listening comprehension.


Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

12 2-hour face-to-face sessions and additional work on eCampus



Recommended or required readings

  • Learning modules gradually made available on the eCampus page of this class.
  • Selection of grammar modules on GABi (Grammaire Anglaise de Base interactive) on eCampus (ISLV0000-3.2).

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( multiple-choice questionnaire, open-ended questions ) AND oral exam

Continuous assessment

Additional information:

Work on GABi and online grammar quizzes (1 point out of 20).

Group oral presentation (2 points out of 20).

Written exam (grammar, vocabulary, comprehension, production) on the material covered as well as on the vocabulary list handed by the Faculty (13 points out of 20).

Oral examination on class material and the subject presented in groups. (4 points out of 20)




Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course




Association of one or more MOOCs