Romance languages form a central building block of globalization worldwide. According to the latest studies by the Council of Europe and UNESCO, Romance languages are already spoken by one billion people and have therefore become an important tool for international communication.
Romance languages belong to one and the same language family and therefore share many similarities. This means that you may be able to combine and learn several foreign languages more easily and effectively. This in turn qualifies you to gain experience abroad, which will not only benefit your studies, but will also convince your future employer. Our offer includes the four languages French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.
Find out more about our language courses on our course platform. The individual course descriptions are available there as PDF files for download.
As a rule, you have to take a placement test before registering for a course. A placement test is necessary if you do not have an internationally recognized, current language certificate or have not completed a previous course.
Most of the exams in the Romance languages take place in the last week of lectures. The specific exam dates will be announced via the course instructors.
In preparation for a stay abroad, we offer a so-called ERASMUS course with a focus on Romance languages every summer semester.
Find out about our offers for self-directed language learning.
You can take a DAAD language exam for Italian with us. Furthermore, we will inform you about where and how you can take a DAAD language exam for French, Portuguese and Spanish.
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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