English Courses for Staff

These courses provide the required qualification for Erasmus staff mobility in English-speaking countries/programs, but can also be attended as in-house training.

All seminars are free for TUM members, staff and doctoral students. By participating you will receive a certificate from the TUM Language Center.

The courses take place in Munich, Garching or online, via Zoom.

To register, please complete this form.

English in the Office

Level - Intermediate: How to conduct meetings, write emails, discuss interaction with students and administrative organization, and other topics of interest for those who would like to practice their English in a small group. Participants should bring samples of their work tasks to class!

  • Zoom, Monday to Thursday:
    05.12.2022 - 08.12.2022
    17.00 - 19.45

Intercultural Communication

Level - Intermediate to Advanced: Speaking English at TUM requires staff to communicate with other staff members, students and professors from around the world. This course will discuss, compare and contrast cultural beliefs, perceptions and communication styles. If the course cannot take place in person, it will be conducted online over Zoom.

  • Zoom, Mondays:
    06.02.2023 - 27.02.2023
    9.45 - 12.30

TUM Topics

Level - Intermediate to Advanced: A conversation course on current topics at TUM ranging from university structure, sustainable architecture or artificial intelligence. Topics each week are determined by the participants based on articles, videos or stories from the news.

  • Zoom, Tuesdays, Intermediate:
    18.10.2022 – 07.02.2023
    08.00 – 08.45

  • Zoom, Tuesdays,  Advanced:
    18.10.2022 – 07.02.2023
    09.00 - 9.45

  • Munich, Tuesdays, All levels:
    01.11.2022 - 07.02.2023
    12.00 - 13.30

  • Garching, Thursdays, All levels:
    01.12.2022 - 09.02.2023
    10.30 - 12.00

Grammar Refresh

Level - Intermediate: This short, 4-day grammar course will review critical topics in B1-B2 grammar including verb tenses, conditionals, and prepositions.

  • Zoom, Mondays:
    09.01.2023 - 30.01.2023
    9.45 - 12.30

Jena Balton-Stier

English Lecturer

Office Hours
On Thursdays from 08:00 to 10:00

By arrangement during the semester break
Room 312, Richard-Wagner-Str. 3 (MUC)

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