Welcome to the new students page. Here you can find all of the relevant information from things such as orientation week to introductions of the team members and important links!
Here you will find the "Studienbuch" for each of the school forms you can study in Lehramt (LABG 2016a). Each school form has a different "Studienbuch", so pick the one that corresponds to your course of study. This will be your primary means by which you collect signatures to prove your successful participation in classes and any exams you have passed.
Here you will find an overview of the different teams and disciplines in English and American Studies, including descriptions of their foci and an overview of their respective professors, teaching staff and tutors.
- English Linguistics (Sprachwissenschaft)
- English Language Skills (Sprachpraxis)
- ELT & Applied Linguistics (Englische Fachdidaktik & Angewandte Linguistik)
- British Literary Studies (Britische Literaturwissenschaft)
- British Cultural Studies (Britische Kulturwissenschaft)
- American Studies (Amerikanistik)
Here you will find a list of pages of helpful information and contacts who can help you with any questions, problems, or concerns you have.
- Course Registration
- Subject Coordinator for English and Exams (Fachkoordinator Lehramt Englisch & Prüfungskoordination): Cyprian Piskurek
- Student advising for English (Lehramt)
- Student advising for English Didactics
- Student advising for Angewandte: Barbara Berendt-Metzner & Miriam Brockmeyer
- Fachschaft Lehramt Englisch
- Fachschaft Sprachkultur: Rachel Welschoff & Anita Fischer
- Secretaries & Administration: Viola Will & Jasmin Scheffler
- Sekretariat Englische Fachdidaktik & Angewandte Linguistik: Tamara Dittrich (Vertr.)
Here are some useful links you'll be using frequently throughout your course of studies. Consider bookmarking them!
Here you will find a few important points to keep in mind, since some courses this semester will be taught digitally.
Since many courses will be taught digitally, a webcam is the most useful way of interacting in class.
Zoom, the video conferencing software, available through the university. Login with your university account.
Check your university email account at least twice a day. Ideally it should be installed on your phone. This is the primary means of communication at the university, so you need to make sure that you are keeping up-to-date with it.
For most seminars, you are expected to have your cameras turned on for the synchronous sessions. Most instructors and teachers will rely on the non-verbal feedback you provide to judge whether they are communicating successfully, or whether they need to cover points in a different way. If they can't see you, they have no idea if you're following what they're saying.
When you join a Zoom session, please log in with your full name.
Please treat your instructors and fellow students with the same respect you would in a face-to-face teaching situation (or better).
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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”.