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Ancient Languages

The Division of Foreign Languages offers Latin courses in preparation for the university's internal examination for the Intermediate Latinum (Kleines Latinum).


Supplementary Examinations in Ancient Languages

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Please note that all supplementary examinations in Ancient Languages must be taken through the Arnsberg District Government. The Arnsberg District Government is responsible for the examination procedure, including registrations, appointments, retakes, etc. The legal basis is the “Regulations for the Extension Examinations for the Abitur Certificate.” “Information leaflet on the extension examinations for the Abitur certificate in Greek, Latin, Hebrew.”

University Internal Examination for Latin

Due to the changed requirements for the knowledge of Latin according to the Teacher Admission Ordinance of 25 May 2016, the Intermediate Latinum has been offered in the form of an internal university examination for students at the TU Dortmund University through the Division of Foreign Languages since WiSe 2016/17.  The courses Latin I and Latin II serve as preparation for this exam. For more information on the course content, please refer to the course descriptions on our course platform.

The course Latin II concludes with a university internal examination which confirms the acquisition of an equivalent to the Intermediate Latinum ("Nachweis von Kenntnissen auf dem Niveau des Kleinen Latinum").

The university-internal Latin examination for the proof of knowledge on the level of intermediate Latium consists of:

  •  a two-hour written exam:

The task is to translate a text of 120 words. The text is based on the author who was studied in the course (usually Caesar). The use of an analog dictionary is allowed. 

  • from an oral examination section:

Information on this will be provided in class.

Registration for the internal university examination for the Intermediate Latinum usually takes place in the Latin II course directly through the instructor.

The internal university examination for the Intermediate Latinum takes place after the end of the semester in the first or second week of the lecture free time.

In addition to the state „Supplementary examinations to Abitur Certificate” for Latin as well as the university internal Intermediate Latinum examination (see above), only the following proofs of the Intermediate Latinum are recognized at TU Dortmund University:

  • School-Latin (if the Intermediate Latinum is attested as an attachment to the Abitur certificate): Students according to LABG 2009 who have to prove knowledge of Latin for the master’s program can do so by presenting the Abitur certificate to the Student Secretariat (Dezernat 4). The Division of Foreign Languages at the Center for Higher Education (zhb) is not responsible for the recognition of these certificates.
  • Proof of knowledge of Latin acquired at other universities: The corresponding proof must also be submitted directly to the Student Secretariat (Dezernat 4).



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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.

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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".

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