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English Language Skills



Course Information

Nr. Name Type Time Room Lecturer
154461 Masterclass: Theater in the Classroom 2 Ü Tu 12:15 - 13:45 R. 3.206 Stutz
154462 Masterclass: Stranger than Fan Fiction 2 Ü We 10:15 - 11:45 R. 3.207 Bell
154462 Masterclass: Adaptation Nation 2 Ü Th 10:15 - 11:45 R. 3.207 Stutz

Theater in the Classroom

“All the world’s a stage and all the men and women merely players.” This course will not only cover a wide range of genres in theater in regard to theory, but also in regard to practice. We will read, watch, write, and act theater pieces in order to better understand the subject and explore options for classroom application, all while showcasing and refining our English skills.

Although prior experience isn’t necessary, an interest in the topic and willingness to do some acting is preferred.

Stranger than Fan Fiction

This semester our creative writing journey takes us deep into the stranger parts of fandom. We will learn about the history of fan fiction (Kirk/Spock), its terminology and conventions (RPS, Mary Sues), and the possibilities it affords writers and fans (Wincest), as well as how it can crossover into the mainstream (50 Shades of Grey).

The assessment for the course will be a short story of at least 3000 words.

Adaptation Nation

With the ever-increasing amount of film adaptations, it seems that originality no longer exists, but the box office numbers don’t lie. Clearly, there’s something good about transposing one medium into another. In this class, we will attempt to find out what. By exploring different pieces of adaptation as well as creating an “original” adaptation of your own, this course will provide you with ample opportunity to learn about the topic as well as improve your English skills.

Course requirements include active participation, a short presentation as well creating an adaptation.



2009 702 902 902 702
2016 702 902 902 702
2016a 702 903 903 702

Angewandte Sprachwissenschaften &
Angewandte Literatur-/Kulturwissenschaften:

PO ab WS 16/17 Kern: 
1d 2b
PO ab WS 21/22 Kern: 
4a 1d, 2b, 4b


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Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund University is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is “Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen” (closer to South Campus), and from B 1 / A 40 “Dort­mund-Dorstfeld” (closer to North Campus). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from North Campus to South Campus by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at North Campus and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.

TU Dort­mund University has its own train station (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät”). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station (“Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof”) and Düsseldorf main station via the “Düsseldorf Airport Train Station” (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 15 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station “Stadtgarten”, usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At “Stadtgarten” you switch trains and get on line U42 towards “Hombruch”. Look out for the Station “An der Palmweide”. From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund University leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop “Dort­mund Kampstraße”. From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop “Dort­mund Wittener Straße”. Switch to bus line 447 and get off at “Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”.

The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Dortmund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dortmund Central Station, you can continue to the university campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of international flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the university station.

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund University. There are two stations on North Campus. One (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”) is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the “Technologiepark” and (via South Campus) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at North Campus and offers a direct connection to South Campus every five minutes.

The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent “Technologiepark”.

Site Map of TU Dortmund University (Second Page in English).