Learning Japanese at LSI

LSI offers a wide variety of language courses at all levels. Here is an overview of our courses, for more information about a certain course, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Introductory Courses

Introductory Japanese is a 3-day introductory course into the Japanese language for those who would like to see what kind of language Japanese is or what it would be like if, for example, you were to start learning Japanese in a specific professional context. The 5-day course Japanese Compact is aimed at interested parties who wish to gain a solid insight into the Japanese language and culture in a very short time.

Basic Courses

Japanese 1, Japanese 1 online (10 weeks),Japanese 1 in Tokyo, Japanese 2, Japanese 2 online (10 weeks) and Japanese 2 in Tokyo are aimed at beginners and are designed to be interactive and communicative and open up a systematic approach to the Japanese language with modern foreign language didactic methods. They impart the basic grammatical structures of the Japanese language and a basic vocabulary for communication in everyday standard situations.

Continuation Courses

Japanese 3  and Japanese 3 online (10 weeks) are designed to be interactive and communicative and use modern foreign language teaching methods to systematically expand the language skills acquired at elementary level. The courses further expand the required basic knowledge for an elaborate command of more complex standard situations in everyday life and work. The courses lead to a level B1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
Japanese 4 and Japanese 4 online (10 weeks) deliver missing Japanese grammar forms, with special emphasis on the different style forms and on the Japanese polite language. The courses further expand the active speech competence acquired for a confident command of even more complex standard situations in everyday life and work. The courses conclude with level B2.1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Advanced Courses

In the two-week Advanced Course Japanese, reading strategies for dealing with unknown texts will be taught on the basis of a series of Japanese texts and will be systematically trained in daily text work. At the beginning of the course, approximately 500 characters of Kanji knowledge are required (at least passively). These will then be extended by approx.. 250 characters in the course.

Intensive Japanese - Basic Level Online

LSI.Online, the perfect complement to the textbook Japanese Intensive Basic Level. Supplement your work with the textbook Japanese Intensive Basic Level with work on the online platform LSI.Online!

Japanese Communication Tandem Course

Through daily interaction, all participants in the Japanese Communication Tandem Course learn Japanese and German in a very direct and natural way, not only during the course itself, but also during their free time together in the evenings and at weekends.

Japanese for Pupils

The Japanese Course for Pupils is designed for pupils (Year 9 onwards) who would like to get a first insight into Japanese and are looking for a course during the school holidays.

Your contact person for questions regarding the content of the Japanese language courses


Christoph Schlüter, M.A.
Acting Head of Institute LSI-Japonicum

T. +49 234 6874-310
christoph.schlueter[at]lsi-bochum.de

All contact persons

We offer

  • Intensive all-day courses (in LSI or in the virtual classroom)
  • Evening courses (virtual classroom)
  • Autonomous learning (online)
  • Intercultural training
  • Small learning groups
  • Private lessons
  • Courses: all year round
  • Self developed teaching material
  • Own institute library
  • Guest rooms in the building