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Language Learning Consultation PAULLA

In order to make your start in independent language learning easier, the Division of Foreign Languages offers an individual language learning consultation service.

Here, you can take a language placement test to see how advanced you already are, agree on fixed learning aims and content in the appropriate language, and choose from a number of learning methods and strategies, cumulating in evaluation of your learning success. If you regularly participate in individual learning consultation, you can use our platform for autonomous language learning and learning consultation (PAULLA).

PAULLA offers you not only learning materials as well as links to further learning platforms, publishing sites, podcasts, etc., but also tips and hints that support you in acquiring language learning strategies: How to infer word meanings from context, hypothesize about the content of a text, keep a vocabulary card index, or create associograms on a topic? You can work on these and other language learning strategies in a self-directed way with the help of PAULLA.

Overwiew of Offers

English - Comprehensive Language Learning Consultation

Advisor: Dr. Kai Herklotz (PAULLA English)
Office hours: Tuesday, 10.00 - 11.00 a.m.

English - Competency-based Language Learning Consultation

Advisor: Dr. Tetyana Müller-Lyaskovets (PAULLA English Writing)
Office hours: Thursday, 12.00 - 1.30 p.m.

German as a Foreign Language - Comprehensive Language Learning Consultation

Advisor: Dr. Meni Syrou (PAULLA DaF)
Office hours: Wednesday, 2.15 - 3.45 p.m.

German as a Foreign Language - Competency-based Language Learning Consultation

Advisor: Gertrud Brattinga Aboubakar (PAULLA DaF Schreiben)
Office hours: Tuesday, 12.30 - 2.00 p.m.

Romance Languages - Comprehensive Language Learning Consultation

Advisor: Dr. Laura Tiego (PAULLA Romanische Sprachen)
Office hours: Wednesday, 2.15 - 3.45 p.m.

You can find more information in our Leaflet "Autonomous Language Learning and Learning Consultation" (in German).

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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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