English Writing Center

The English Writing Center offers free one-to-one consulting in English writing to all members of the TUM community.

The Center is staffed by both professional language instructors and student Writing Fellows, all of whom are native (or near-native) English speakers. We help you develop long-term proficiency in English writing, while polishing your actual texts in the process. 

Your English Text

Please bring to your appointment up to 5 pages of a text. It might be a section of a thesis or article, an essay or homework assignment, a CV or cover letter, or any other English text. 

Our service is to teach you to improve your writing, not to proofread your texts. So please always do your best to implement what you’ve learned in your whole text before making another appointment. That way the lessons build on one another.

Please keep these guidelines in mind

  • You may book one appointment per day, three per week, and twelve per semester
  • Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours before your appointment (link in confirmation email).
  • Bring a printed, double-spaced copy of your text to facilitate annotating and teaching.
  • Have a look at our locations (we're not easy to find with Room Finder): MUC - GAR - WZW

Book your appointment here

Skype Appointments

We also offer appointments through Skype for TUM affiliates not currently based in Munich. If you would like to meet over Skype, please email us your Skype name and document at least one day in advance.

German Writing Support

Support with academic writing in German is also available through our Schreibberatung.

NOTE: We do not correct or edit texts for you; rather we work with you to help you improve your written communication skills.

Munich City Campus

Arcisstr. 21, Room 0243

(enter the complex from Gabelsbergerstr., close to the corner of Arcisstr., then take the first door into the building on your left)

Tel. (+49) 089.289.25298

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Garching Campus

Gebäude für Maschinenwesen
Room MW 0808

(small office behind StuCafe at far end of Maschinenwesen building)

Tel. (+49) 089.289.15102

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Weihenstephan Campus

Weihenstephaner Berg 13
(next to the Language Laboratory)

Way description Campus Weihenstephan

Garching-Hochbruck Campus

The room is Seminar Room 018, the location is known as Parkring 37.

Klinikum Rechts der Isar Campus

Fakultät für Medizin Lern- und Trainingszentrum (LUTZ), Nigerstrasse 3. Please email m.stapel@tum.de for the exact room!

Ruth Shannon

English Lecturer /
Coordinator of the English Writing Center
shannon@zv.tum.de

Office Hours
During the semester break by arrangement
English Writing Center, Room 0243, Arcisstr. 21 (MUC)
Tel.: 089/289-29310

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Rose Jacobs

English Lecturer /
English Writing Center

jacobs@zv.tum.de

Office hours:
On Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:30
English Writing Center (Arcisstr. 21, Raum 0243)
Tel.: +49 89/289-29306

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