English Writing Center

 IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Beginning November 16th, we will start using Zoom as our default platform for virtual appointments. From that day on, you will receive an e-mail with a Zoom invitation link two hours before your appointment is scheduled to start. Please join the meeting on time and wait in the virtual waiting room, if necessary, until the consultant is ready to begin.

In response to the Coronavirus, the English Writing Center will only be offering virtual appointments for the foreseeable future.
If you have an appointment booked but do not want it to take place online, please cancel the appointment.

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. Also feel free to check out our handouts on various grammatical and stylistic topics here!

Please keep these guidelines in mind

The English Writing Center is staffed only during your scheduled appointments, and our consultants come to work specifically to meet with you. Please respect their time and expertise by honoring these guidelines:

  • You may book one appointment per day, three per week, and twelve per semester
  • You can book appointments up to one month in advance.
  • 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

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

Book your appointment here

Zoom Appointments

We also offer appointments through Zoom for TUM affiliates not currently based in Munich and in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.If you have booked a Zoom appointment, you will receive an e-mail with a meeting invitation two hours before the appointment is scheduled to start. Please join the meeting on time and wait in the virtual waiting room, if necessary. Your consultant will let you in as soon as they are ready.

German Writing Support

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

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

Garching Campus

Gebäude für Maschinenwesen
Room MW 0808

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

Tel. (+49) 089.289.15102

Weihenstephan Campus

Weihenstephaner Berg 13
(next to the Language Laboratory)

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!

Rose Jacobs

English Lecturer /
Coordinator of the English Writing Center

jacobs@zv.tum.de

Office hours
On Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:30

By arrangement during the semester break
Room 304, Richard-Wagner-Str. 3
Tel.: +49 89/289-29306

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Natasha Msibi

English Lecturer / English Writing Center
msibi@zv.tum.de

Office hours
On Wednesdays from 13:00 to 14:00

By arrangement during the semester break
Room 304, Richard-Wagner-Str. 3 (MUC)
Tel.: +49 89/289-29310

Keith Murray

English Lecturer /
English Writing Center

ga47vot@mytum.de

Office Hours

By arrangement during the semester break
Room 0243, EWC, Arcisstr. 21 (MUC)
Tel.: +49 89/289-289 25437

 

Photo Credits: City maps 1-3: ediundsepp / TUM, Photos of lecturers: Eckert, Astrid and Heddergott, Andreas / TUM