The Department of Foreign Languages provides foreign language training and instruction at the academic level. Our target groups are students and doctoral candidates at TU Dortmund University. In line with the EU language policy and the established demand for EU citizens’ multilingualism, the Department of Foreign Languages supports the development of foreign language skills of university students and graduates through a wide range of offers. In doing so, it significantly contributes to the international mobility of students and university graduates in the areas of study, research, and work.
In addition to foreign language instruction, the Department of Foreign Languages offers instruction and support in the area of academic writing and presentations. Our writing lab w.space (scientific - writing - presenting - academic - communication) presents the department's unified vision for writing instruction and support for German as a native/second/foreign language and English.
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For the German learners among you, we have set up a Moodle page for vocabulary training (GeR B1/B2).
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Our department conducts the DSH exam four times a year. Check out the upcoming exam dates.
Registration for Language Courses
Registration for the language courses for WiSe 2022/23 is possible from September 28. The placement tests will start on September 6.
Registration for Writing Support
Registration for the offerings of the writing lab w.space opens September 1.
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Writing Lab Support for Doctoral Candidates
We support writing groups for doctoral candidates and offer a kick-off event once per semester in cooperation with the Graduate Center.
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Location & approach
The campus of TU Dortmund University is located close to interstate junction Dortmund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dortmund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is "Dortmund-Eichlinghofen" (closer to Campus Süd), and from B 1 / A 40 "Dortmund-Dorstfeld" (closer to Campus Nord). Signs for the university are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dortmund.
To get from Campus Nord to Campus Süd by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at Campus Nord and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.
The "Dortmund Universität" S-Bahn station is located directly on Campus Nord. From there, the S-Bahn line S1 runs every 20 or 30 minutes to Dortmund main station and in the opposite direction to Düsseldorf main station via Bochum, Essen and Duisburg. The university can also be reached by bus lines 445, 447 and 462. Timetable information can be found on the homepage of the Rhine-Ruhr Transport Association, and DSW21 also offer an interactive route network map.
The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dortmund University. There are two stations on Campus Nord. One ("Dortmund Universität S") is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the university directly with the city of Dortmund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the "Technologiepark" and (via Campus Süd) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at Campus Nord and offers a direct connection to Campus Süd every five minutes.
The Airport Express is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Dortmund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dortmund Central Station, you can continue to the university campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of international flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the university station.
The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent "Technologiepark".Zum Lageplan