Contact & Service


Graduate Center

Mirjam Heetkamp

Mirjam Heetkamp

  • Campus Südstadt
    Gustav-Heinemann-Ufer 54
    50968 Köln
  • Room 278
  • Phone: +49 221-8275-3062

Tel: +49 221-8275-3300

Language Consultant

Coordinator of German as a Foreign Language

Claudia Einig

Claudia Einig


  • Campus Deutz
    Betzdorfer Straße 2
    50679 Köln
  • Room ZS 2-6
  • Phone: +49 221-8275-4562

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German Help Desk – Consultation Hours for Doctoral Students and Guest Researchers

You have to write texts in German or you would like to participate in conferences? You would like to improve your German but you are not looking for a language course? We will answer your questions and give you helpful advice on learning German.

Our Service for You

The consultation hours may be used for the following concerns:

  • general advice on learning German
  • pronunciation advice
  • support in using online learning platforms
  • support in writing and translating German texts  
  • advice on verbal communication at university and at work (in preparation for presentations, job interviews, conferences, …)
  •  further individual requests


None, participants from levels A1 to C2 are welcome.


Appointments are arranged individually and can take place at Campus Deutz, Campus Südstadt or via Zoom, depending on the arrangement.

There is a maximum of 3 appointments per person.

Interested? Please contact the Graduate Center at