Listening Resources and Translation tools for Learning English as an architecture professional.
Research suggests that extensive listening tends to see an improved understanding of grammar rules and considerable benefits for vocabulary development, accent recognition, and also students pronunciation and speaking. A specific study also showed that participants who listened to a podcast improved their scores on speaking tests more than those that didn’t listen to a podcast. As such, I highly recommend the use of podcasts for advancing English communication skills.
As an Architecture professional, it's important to listen to relevant and engaging content that is going to show you positive results for advancing your English. Here is my list of recommendations in architecture, landscape architecture communication and authentic English conversations.
Design Podcasts (Architecture & Interior)
SAID - Architecture Interior Design Podcast
Design Podcasts (Urban Design and Landscape Architecture)
Podcasts about Business English
Podcasts about English learning
Lukes English Podcast
Learning English doesn't have to be about textbooks and classrooms.
The way we learn English is changing. More and more people want to learn English by engaging with real authentic materials. We need to look for ways to learn the rules in ways that don't negatively impact our motivation.
Translation tools for learning English as an architecture professional.
Two reading tools I use personally and also suggest to my students include Readlang and Reverso Context. In these videos, I explain how you can use them to translate documents and articles while also keeping a library of vocabulary you need to practice. The great thing about these two tools is they can also be used to translate transcripts from podcasts.
Reverso context also has a great feature of being able to translate subtitles on Netflix, youtube, Tedtalks and Amazon Prime.
Learning a language has never been easier and more enjoyable.