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 program is free of charge.

Contact the coaching coordinator at your campus for more details or make an appointment through our coaching calendar.


One-to-One Coaching

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 Courses

Academic/administrative staff and PhD candidates can enjoy small group courses tailored to the group. Depending on the coach's availability, individuals within the group may also book up to 10 sessions of one-to-one appointments per semester, but no more than two appointments in any week. Please be sure to plan your coaching contact in good time for your deadlines. The aim of the coaching program is to help you improve your independent English skills. Since we serve the whole university, we do not and can not offer extensive editing of texts or more intensive hours on demand.

Interactive Editing

Professors and academic/administrative staff can receive support in writing and editing texts. This service is a combination of editing and coaching, tailored to the individual's needs.

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Block courses in semester breaks

We offer a variety of block courses, 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 block course, please let us know!

English Stammtisch

All are welcome – staff and students alike! Practice your English informally in relaxed and convivial surroundings. No need to register, simply turn up and join in.

MUC - with Karl Hughes
Vorhoelzer Forum, Wed. 18:00

GAR - with Tina Schrier
Crazy Bean in the IAS, Wed. 12-13:30


Elisabeth Hamzi-Schmidt

English Lecturer / Coach WZW
hamzi-schmidt@zv.tum.de

Office Hours
Thursdays 13:30 - 14:30
Lecturer's Room, Language Center, Weihenstephaner Berg 13 (WZW)
Tel.: 08161/71-5335

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Karl Hughes

English Lecturer /
Coordinator of English Coaching Program

hughes@zv.tum.de

Office Hours
Thursdays 11:30 - 13:00
English Writing Center (MUC)
Tel.: 089/289-29308

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Tina Schrier

English Lecturer / Coach GAR
schrier@zv.tum.de

Office Hours
Mondays 11:00 - 12:00
Room 304, Richard-Wagner-Str. 3 (MUC)

Wednesdays 14:00 - 15:00
Room MW 0808 (GAR)
Tel.: 089/289-15102

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Dr. Stephen Starck

English Lecturer / Coach MUC & GAR
starck@zv.tum.de

Office Hours
Wednesdays 12:00 - 13:00
Room 305, Richard-Wagner-Str. 3 (MUC)
Tel.: 089/289-29307

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Kate Eden

English Lecturer /
Coordinator of English Coaching Program /
Coordinator of English DAAD Testing

eden@zv.tum.de

Office Hours
Wednesdays 12:00 - 13:00
Room 312, Richard-Wagner-Str. 3 (MUC)
Tel.: 089/289-29309

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Dr. Aparna Bhar

English Lecturer
bhar@zv.tum.de

Office Hours
Thursdays 13:00 - 14:00
Room 305, Richard-Wagner-Str. 3 (MUC)
Tel.: 089/289-29304