Course Details

Professional Spanish in Architecture

Academic Year 2023/24

VYS005 course is part of 2 study plans

Elective Courses Summer Semester

Elective Courses Winter Semester

This course of Spanish offers students practice in reading, understanding and discussion of architectural topics at the B2- level of the CEFR which requires a student to be able to find out information, thoughts and opinions in authentic professional texts within his/her field of study.
Practice of active participation in discussions and presentation of their own project.

Course Guarantor



The aim of this course is to practice speaking language by conversations about actual themes.


Students need the knowledge of general Spanish at the level B1 according to CEFR (Common European Frame of Reference).

Language of instruction



2 credits



Forms and criteria of assessment

course-unit credit

Specification of controlled instruction, the form of instruction, and the form of compensation of the absences

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Offered to foreign students

Not to offer

Course on BUT site


13 weeks, 2 hours/week, compulsory


1. House – types, description of structure. 2. Plan and elevation – description of plans, sections, elevations. 3. Housing – types, renovation, social housing. 4. Public buildings – types, functions. 5. Building renovation, preservation of historical buildings. 6. Industrial buildings, brown fields. 7. Green buildings – description of green features. 8. City – sections of a city, urban development. 9. Sustainable urban development – problems, urban sprawl. 10. Materials – contemporary materials, wood in architecture. 11. Greenery - integration of greenery, green facades. 12. Interiors and exhibitions. 13. Credit test.