Studying without Language Barriers (S.O.S.)

The focus is on the linguistic support of international students by their fellow students.

In order to sustainably improve the learning success and integration of international students at TU Braunschweig, they receive support through the S.o.S. programme ("Studying without Language Barriers") in the form of student language coaches and student culture coaches. As native speakers, the language coaches help with the linguistic understanding of the course content and organise small learning groups in which they exchange ideas with the international students. The cultural coaches lead workshops and activities in the area of language and culture.

For coachees

You have language problems in lectures, seminars and internships?


You can find more information here!

For coaches

Would you like to support international students in engineering subjects in their learning?


You can find more information here!

"The language coach helped me a lot in the preparation of the exam. Many of my questions were answered superbly." - Coachee

„I had to understand the topics myself before I could explain them - that's a great exercise". - Language coach

"Through the S.o.S. project I quickly made up for many things I didn't understand in the lecture." - Coachee

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Donations for intercultural events are accepted with great appreciation:

Volksbank BraWo

IBAN: DE 41 2699 1066 8176 0940 00


Intended purpose: "SOS"


Specific donations are possible. We will be happy to advise you.

S.o.S. is a joint project of the International House, the Institute for Electrical Measurement Science and Fundamental Electrical Engineering and the Institute for Particle Technology.


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Your S.o.S.-Team

Dr.-Ing. Dezhen Li

Dezhen Li

Dr. Xenia Fischer-Loock

 +49 531 391 7295

Office hours: Mon 15:30 - 16:30

M.A. Maria Neumann

(Currently on parental leave)

Maria Neumann