Autonomous Learning

In the area for autonomous learning you will find language courses which you can study independently online on our learning platform LSI.online and purchase immediately.

Autonomous Learning

Basic German Course

The Basic German Course is designed for learners of German with little previous knowledge and leads to level A2/B1 in reading comprehension.

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Economy in Germany

The course is aimed at learners who are at the entry level B1 and are particularly interested in the economy in Germany.

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Germany: Customs - Morals - Traditions

The course consists of 3 didactic units with 22 texts and numerous exercises and is aimed at German learners at the level A2 who are interested in traditional Germany.

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German Literature

The course is aimed at German learners at the level A2 and offers an initial introduction into the literary business in Germany and its institutions, information about important people and eras of German literary history as well as excerpts from literary texts from the 18th – 20th century.

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German-Russian Relations

The course is aimed at German learners at the level B1 and the subject is the diversity of German-Russian relationships in culture, economy, technology, politics, art and intellectual life in the historical context of the 19th and 20th centuries.

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Germany: Art - Theatre - Film

The course is aimed at German learners at the level B1 and contains texts about the specialist areas art and architechture as well as theater and film in Germany.

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Technical German I

The course Technical German I is aimed at German learners at the entry level B1 with an interest in technology and engineering.

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Germany in Europe

The course is aimed at German learners who have a language entry level of B1 and are interested in the historical, cultural, political and economic interrelations between Germany and its neighbours.

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Germany: Education - Society - Religion

The course is aimed at German learners at the level B1 and the focus of this course are texts about the educational infrastructure in Germany, social development and aspects of religion.

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Germany: Culture and Media

The course is designed for German learners at the level B1 who are especially interested in the development of culture and intellectual history in Germany.

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German Identities

This specific course is aimed at German learners at the level B1 and along with the courses “Germany in Europe” and “Germany: own and foreign”, this course forms a further component in the question of the historical proliferating identity of Germany, its upheavals and new creation.

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Germany: Own and foreign

This course is aimed at German learners at the level of B1 and presents texts and exercises from the area of intercultural interrelations in Germany and the perceptions of these.

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Thematic Course: Dictatorship and a democratic new beginning in Germany

This specific course is aimed at German learners who are interested in German contemporary history in the 20th century and have at least a language level of B1.

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Famous Germans

The course is aimed at German learners at the level A2/B1 to C1 and portrays 30 famous personalities from Germany past and present.

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Germany | 360°

The course includes 20 didactic units at B1 - C1/C2 level (CEFR) and is focused on learners who would like to have a comprehensive insight into past and present day Germany.

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Germany: First Insights

The course includes 9 didactic units at B1 - B1/B2 level (CEFR) and is focused on learners who would like to have a comprehensive insight into past and present day Germany.

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Germany: Politics - Society - History

This reading course is aimed at learners at the levels B1 - C1/C2 and consists of 90 texts as well as approximately 370 exercises. The course presents selected facts, topics and contexts from the areas of history, society and politics in Germany.

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German Philosophy and Intellectual History

The course is aimed at German learners at the level B2 to C1/C2 who are interested in the area of philosophy and intellectual history.

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Germany: Education and Science

The course is aimed at German learners at the level B2 to C1/C2 who are interested in the topic of education, higher education and science in Germany.

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Language and Society in Germany

The course is aimed at German learners at the level B1 and consists of 3 didactic units from the specialist area of language and society. 

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Technical German II

The course Technical German II is aimed at German learners at level B1 with an interest in engineering and technology and as a continuation of the course Technical German I.

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Technical German III

The course Technical German III (a continuation of the course Technical German II) concludes the last part of this area and is aimed at German learners with level B2 and interest in engineering and technology.

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German as a foreign language

A new type of highly intensive language courses in German as a foreign language with 8 - 10 hours of language training per day is a new field of activity for the Landesspracheninstitut. The offer is initially aimed at Russian and Chinese students who are studying German studies, intercultural communication or translation studies in their home countries. The language course contents are tailored to these target groups and cover the levels A2 - B1/B2. The language training also covers the field of foreign language translation. The eLearning programme already existing in the field of German as a foreign language is thus rounded off and supplemented in terms of content and function. Foreign applicants or students wishing to take up a course of study at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum are referred to the DaF department of the Centre for Foreign Language Training.

German super-intensive for students

German super-intensive for Russian students

In 2020, the Landesspracheninstitut (LSI) at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum continues to run specialised, highly intensive courses for German as a foreign language, designed especially for students with Russian as their native language.

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German super-intensive for Chinese students

In 2020, the Landesspracheninstitut (LSI) at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum continues to run specialised, highly intensive courses for German as a foreign language, designed especially for students with Chinese as their native language.

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