The Foreign Languages Department of the Center for Higher Education (ZHB), in cooperation with the International Office, offers a German language course program for international doctoral students and postdocs at the levels A1, A2 and B1 (according to the Common European Framework of Reference, CEFR).
The language course program is tailored to the specific needs of the target group and is financed by the DAAD with funds from the Federal Foreign Office.
Courses in the winter semester 20/21:
German for international doctoral students and postdocs A1 (beginners without previous knowledge)
06.11.2020 - March 2021
Fr. 12:30 - 15:45, online
German for international doctoral students and postdocs A2 (beginners with previous knowledge)
03.11.2020 - February 2021
Tue. 18:30 - 20:00, online
Thur. 16:30 - 18:30, online
German for international doctoral students and postdocs B1 (advanced)
02.11.2020 - February 2021
Mo. 18:00 - 20:15, online
Wed. 18:00 - 20:15, online
Courses in the A1 and A2 levels are four hours per week. The participation in the language courses is free of charge. The number of participants is limited.
The registration for the German courses can be done by Dr. Carsten Martin via e-mail or personally in his office hours (Wednesday, 10:00 - 12:00).
In addition, international doctoral students can register for all other language courses at the ZHB, since they are registered as (doctoral) students. You can view the course program and register via UniAccount on the course platform.
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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 Campus Süd), and from B 1 / A 40 "Dortmund-Dorstfeld" (closer to Campus Nord). 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 Campus Nord to Campus Süd by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at Campus Nord 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 20 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 H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dortmund University. There are two stations on Campus Nord. 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 Campus Süd) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at Campus Nord and offers a direct connection to Campus Süd every five minutes.
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.