English Coaching Program
The English Coaching Program offers tailored support to professors, academic & administrative staff and doctoral candidates who use English in their work at TUM. The aim of the program is to help you improve your independent English skills, and it is free of charge.
Since we serve the whole university, we do not and cannot offer extensive editing of texts or more intensive hours on demand. Please be sure to plan your coaching contact in good time for your deadlines.
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Professors can receive individual coaching to improve their spoken and/or written English. We can also attend your lectures, video-taping them if desired, and offer feedback. Coaching sessions can take place at your department or in a room of the Language Center.
Small Group Coaching
Academic/administrative staff and doctoral candidates can request small group coaching tailored to the group in their own meeting rooms. Depending on the coach's availability, individuals within the group may also book occasional one-to-one appointments for specific projects.
Note for PhD Candidates
Doctoral candidates are especially encouraged to take advantage of coaching seminars and student courses to improve their writing skills in a structured way. In addition, the English Writing Center provides one-to-one support for writing consultations throughout the year and the International Center’s Sprachcafé offers conversation practice on a weekly basis during the teaching semester.
If you are unable to form small groups from within your research area, you are welcome to contact the coaching coordinator for help in finding/ forming a suitable group.
Professors and academic/administrative staff can receive support in improving their writing skills using their own texts as a teaching tool.
Coaching Seminars in semester breaks
We offer a variety of Coaching Seminars (PDF 24kb), ranging from daily professional English to English for negotiations and meetings to English for academic writing. The courses are free of charge and open to TUM academic and administrative staff and doctoral candidates. If you have a suggestion for a seminar, please let us know!
Resources for TUM Staff
Here are some useful links for members of the TUM staff: