Learn English at the TUM Language Center

Whether it is spoken as a first, second or foreign language, English is the most spoken language in the world. Improving your English can therefore unlock many doors for you whether you would like to travel, work at an international company or watch your favourite TV Series in the original language. Brushing up your English can also help you excel in the many courses at TUM that are offered in English and help prepare you for courses in English during an exchange semester. We offer many different courses that are designed to improve your English speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in academic and other contexts.

Winter term 2022/23

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English - Academic Presentation Skills C1 - C2Link2
English - Academic Writing C2Link2
English - Advanced Business Communication C2Link2
English - Basic English for Academic Purposes B2Link2
English - Basic English for Architects B2Link2
English - Basic English for Scientific Purposes B2Link2
English - Basic English for Technical Purposes B2Link2
English - Controversial Topics in Science and Technology C1Link2
English - Englisch - English for Geodesy: Gateway to English Master’s C1Link2
English - English Conversation Partners Program B1 - C1+Link2
English - English Pronunciation C1Link2
English - English Writing for Social Scientists C2Link2
English - English for Academic Purposes Module: Gateway to English Master's C1 Link2
English - English for Architects C1Link2
English - English for Automotive Engineers C1Link2
English - English for Civil Engineering: Gateway to English Master's C1Link2
English - English for Environmental Engineering: Gateway to English Master's C1Link2
English - English for Political Science C1Link2
English - English through Cinema C1Link2
English - Focus on the USA C1Link2
English - Great Minds in Science and Technology C1: Philosophy of Science ModuleLink2
English - Intensive Thesis Writers' Workshop C2Link2
English - Intercultural Communication C1Link2
English - Introduction to Academic Writing C1Link2
English - Introduction to English Pronunciation B2Link2
English - Jobline B2Link2
English - Key Issues in Business Today: From Culture to Sustainability B2Link2
English - Literature, Technology and Society C1Link2
English - Professional English for Business and Technology - Management and Finance Module C1Link2
English - Professional English for Business and Technology - Marketing Module C1Link2
English - Scientific Presentation and Writing C2Link2
English - Selected Readings in Popular Science B2Link2
English - Writing Academic Research Papers C2Link2
English Grammar Compact B1Link2
English Grammar Intermediate B2Link2
English for Scientific Purposes C1Link2
English for Technical Purposes - Environment and Communication Module C1Link2
English for technical Purposes - Industry and Energy Module C1Link2
English in Science and Technology C1Link2

Academic English Courses

Choose from over 90 academic English courses, most of which focus on English for special purposes or advanced writing skills.

English Writing Center

The English Writing Center offers free one-to-one consulting for TUM students and staff of all levels. We use your own English texts as our raw material to develop your competence in written English. 

English Courses for Staff

These courses offer in-house group instruction to administrative employees.
Additionally, all courses confer the needed qualification for Erasmus+ international language exchanges.

Read more about English Courses for Staff

 

 

Tandem program with the University of Cambridge

Since 2019, TUM students in selected English seminars have had the opportunity to take part in a tandem program with the University of Cambridge, Department of Engineering. Cambridge engineering students learning German (at B1-B2 level) join TUM students in Zoom sessions in the winter semester for discussions and self-selected topics and practice activities that allow both sides to hone and enrich their linguistic and intercultural competencies. Participants are encouraged to find longer-term tandem partners from within the group and continue their tandem exchanges privately.

Online Program vhb

The Virtual University of Bavaria (vhb) offers online language courses for English. The courses can be a useful supplement to the English courses at TUM. They are especially recommended if you do not need to earn ECTS. All courses at vhb are free of charge for TUM students and registration is done with the TUM ID.

Start of the next registration period 01.10.2022.

More detailed information about the courses can be found in the course descriptions.

Additional Services

 

Kate Eden

Head of English Program

Office Hours

Our SZ website contains lots of information about registration, courses and DAAD testing. Please be sure to inform yourself here first!

Office hours:
Mondays 08:30 to 09:30 via Zoom, please register here:
https://tum-conf.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5Ald-GopzguHdJ8K9gPNO3cyaUABldnoTal

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

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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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Dr. Aparna Bhar

English Lecturer

Office Hours
On Wednesdays from 10:00 to 11:00

By arrangement during the semester break
Room 305, Richard-Wagner-Str. 3 (MUC)

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Ross Clark

English Lecturer

Office Hours
On Thursdays from 16:45 to 17:45

By arrangement during the semester break
Room 305,  Richard-Wagner-Str. 3 (MUC)

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Elizabeth Hamzi-Schmidt

English Lecturer / Coach WZW

Office Hours
On Thursdays from 13:15 to 14:45

By arrangement during the semester break
Lecturer's Room, Weihenstephaner Berg 13 (WZW)

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Karl Hughes

English Lecturer /
Coordinator of English Coaching Program


Office Hours
On Thursdays from 11:30 to 13:00

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

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Rose Jacobs

English Lecturer /
Coordinator of the English Writing Center


Currently on parental leave

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Jennifer Ritter

English Lecturer

Office Hours
On Tuesdays from 13:00 to 15:00

By arrangement during the semester break
Schulgasse 22, Room 01.033, 94315 Straubing

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Teresa Schenk

English Lecturer /
English Writing Center


Office Hours
On Wednesdays from 15:00 to 16:00

By arrangement during the semester break
Room 305, Richard-Wagner-Str. 3 (MUC)

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Tina Schrier

English Lecturer / Coach GAR

Office Hours
On Tuesdays from 11:00 to 12:00
Room 304, Richard-Wagner-Str. 3 (MUC)

On Wednesdays from 14:00 to 15:00
Room MW 0808, Boltzmannstr. 15 (GAR)

By arrangement during the semester break

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Madeleine Stapel

English Lecturer /
English Writing Center

Office Hours
On Wednesdays from 10:30 to 11:30
Room MW 0808, Boltzmannstr. 15 (GAR)

By arrangement during the semester break
Room 0243, EWC, Arcisstr. 21 (MUC)
Room 304, Richard-Wagner-Straße 3 (MUC)

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Dr. Stephen Starck

English Lecturer / Coach MUC & GAR

Office Hours
On Wednesdays from 12:00 to 13:00

By arrangement during the semester break
Room 305, Richard-Wagner-Str. 3 (MUC)

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Natasha Wellershausen

English Lecturer /
English Writing Center

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

By arrangement during the semester break
Room 304, Richard-Wagner-Straße 3 (MUC)

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Photo Credits: Photo 1-3 (Landscapes and London) are released under Creative Commons CC0 and freely available in the public domain at www.pixabay.com. Photos of the lecturers: Eckert, Astrid und Heddergott, Andreas / TUM