An Architect, landscape architect, interior designer, you work in the built design profession you’re a student studying any of those and you want to build more confident English communication skills then you are in the right place.
Founded by Tara Cull, a creative English teacher passionate about helping fellow creative language learners to learn English. I’m a landscape architect, Business English coach and certified Neurolanguage coach.®
Why am I focusing on language for architecture?
I worked as a landscape architect for several years and I still keep one hand in the industry which is really helping me to make my English teaching relevant, fresh and real-world for you.
Combining my passions for culture, languages, landscapes and architecture has enabled me to find my true voice. I'm on a mission to empower other landscape architects and architects who speak English as a second language to help them find their voice, too.
When English is your second language and you're working in practice in an English speaking country or you're trying to work with English speaking clients it can take time to feel confident. ArchiEnglish for Creative Language Learners provides a safe space for you to grow your English vocabulary specifically for architecture and design with other professionals and students just like you. If you're an intermediate to advanced English speaker you'll love what we're building.
Here are the ways you can gain valuable learning from the Community.
The Mighty Networks Community is specifically built to help us build a community of like-minded learners. We're bringing together people from all over the world who are driven to build more outstanding English communication skills so you'll find people just like you to learn with and from.
With the network, we are creating a space for you to engage in discussions and get feedback, inspiration advice and support. It's a safe space to ask the questions you're afraid to ask at work or university, seek advice, share your own experience, or brainstorm ideas.
You'll interact with:
Private messaging community (on an app or desktop built just for community building)
Support from me
2. Speaking practice
We provide 2 x weekly speaking practice calls on zoom with structured topics, questions, feedback and vocabulary-building opportunities.
Engaging in speaking calls will be a good opportunity for you to develop spontaneous speaking skills as well as opportunities to facilitate speaking calls yourself. Even if you can't make it to the live events, you'll also have access to all the replays and vocabulary building activities for each of the events.
3. Presentation practice
We provide a fortnightly timeslot for presentation practice on zoom or to ask the community for your ideas of certain design problems you would like to present for feedback. You'll learn a lot from others as well as structured and relevant feedback from an English teacher who has been where you are.
4. Mastermind workshops.
Each month we'll run a community decided mastermind around a topic of choice. These might be certain questions such as 'How to Update your LinkedIn profile or engage on LinkedIn or the most important things to keep in mind for your CV. You help to build what we are creating together. From time to time we will also invite industry experts to help us with some of our biggest challenges.
We've created different themes for the next 12 months to tackle different aspects of building outstanding communication skills.
These themes are designed so that after participating for a year, you will have covered a wide variety of topics from mindset, design and construction to working in practice and language to cover the life of working as an architect.
After working with so many dedicated creative language learners over the last few years I've built a library of resources that I've packaged together into a number of self-paced courses that you'll find within the community as part of your subscription package. Including some of my more popular ones:
Build Your Archi Vocabulary
Land Dream Jobs
Vocabulary Builder Lessons with Videos, Articles and Podcasts
Along with the community, other courses will be updated monthly including:
Grammar Explanations for Architects and Designers
All my 1:1 coaching clients gain free access to the community, however, there will also be a few free slots per week for free 20 minute sessions and discounted 1:1 coaching sessions for members only.
If you need to build your English as a university student or to improve your communication skills to work as an architect, landscape architect, interior designer urban designer or built design professional from anywhere around the world then this place is for you.
What about your level of English?
As a minimum, the community will be useful for you if you have a high intermediate to advanced level of English. If you have achieved or working towards a 6 as an IELTS score or your English level is B2 and above. If you're outside those parameters and are still keen to be involved I welcome you to reach out by sending me an email.
Everyone gets a free fortnight trial to experience what the community can offer you.
During your trial, courses will be drip-fed so you'll only have access to the first module in the first week of your trial.
After that, you're only committed month by month, but given that we are building something to be structured over one year we really expect most people to stay between 6 months to one year to get the most out of the community.
Note: Set up your payments in a browser before you download the mobile app otherwise Apple IOS will take 30% cut of your membership fee if you purchase in the app.
Over 12 months we are building discussion calls around certain topics to make sure we follow an array of themes through our discussions and mastermind workshops.
Here's an example of our monthly live events for you to see what's going on in the community. Events are shown in Australian Eastern Standard time. Convert your time zone here.