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Writing Consultant Training

If interested, students can get writing consultant training at the writing lab

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The training to become a writing consultant is based on the national standards developed by the Gesellschaft für Schreibdidaktik und Schreibforschung e.V. (Society for Writing Pedagogy and Research). Upon successful completion of training, students are awarded an official university certificate with the qualification to work as writing peer tutors. They also acquire writing and counseling skills relevant to their future careers.

The training consists of the successful completion of three modules (basic module, elective module, and practical application module) and comprises a total of 180 academic hours (45 minutes each) and 6 ECTS. The participants take part in seminars, workshops, and supervised independent learning units as well as complete practical training. They document their learning progress, skills, and individual experiences in a cross-module e-portfolio.

Participation is open to all TU Dortmund University students and doctoral candidates who wish to gain theoretical knowledge and practical experience in the field as well as constructively support writers in their writing processes.


Program WiSe 2022/23

Module Content and Organization
Weekly Hours / ECTS Dates
Module 1: Basics

The basic module consists of a seminar (2 SWS) with mandatory attendance as well as additional independent learning activities. The required texts and assignments are regularly uploaded to Moodle.

The module theoretically examines writing phases, processes, strategies, and different consulting approaches and techniques. In addition, participants engage with their own writing processes and approaches and gain knowledge about different types of writing.
(2 SWS)
Ausbildung zum/zur Schreibberater*in (Basismodul)
Dates and registration via course platform
Module 2: Consolidation

Module 2 consists of freely selectable (short) academic writing and presentation workshops for German or English. In total, the elective module comprises 24 academic hours and supervised independent learning activities. Possible topics include:
Writing Strategies/Writing Skills: selecting, clustering, freewriting, etc. (2-8 hours)
Reading techniques (2-8 hours)
Text genres and conventions: Proposals /Writing Abstracts, etc. (2-8 hours)
Writing in multilingual contexts (DaF/DaZ) (2-8 hours)
Short Workshops
(24 hours)
Short Workshop Series
Dates and registration via course platform
Module 3: Practical Application

Following the first two modules, a practical phase offers the opportunity to apply the acquired knowledge and gain practical experience by consulting on writing processes in an academic context. To complete the third module, the participants observe and independently conduct counseling sessions amounting to 20 hours. In addition, they conceptualize and teach a short workshop. They record and reflect in writing on their respective experiences.
practice phase
(20 hours)
Please discuss your individual interest and module organization with Sabine Enger
Dates and registration via course platform
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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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