Welcome to the Japanese Department at LSI. A fascinating language full of new discoveries awaits you. Sushi, anime, manga and kimono are not the only symbols of Japan's multifaceted culture. Japan is an attractive travel destination and at the same time the third largest economy in the world.

Learn Japanese intensively

Learning Japanese at LSI has been a success story for over 40 years! Whether for work, studies or private interest, in our language courses you will learn Japanese for everyday use, which you can immediately put into practice. The courses offered are flexible and adapt to your needs. Get into the fast lane and learn quickly in the shortest possible time in our full-day intensive courses. Or integrate the lessons into your everyday life and learn Japanese part-time or alongside your studies in online courses in the evening from home.

"The course has given me new confidence to ask questions in Japanese."

Kathrin Erdmann

Kathrin Erdmann

NDR Journalist

Japanese courses at LSI

An experienced team of German and native-speaking teachers teaches in the Japanese department with textbooks specially developed for the intensive course format. Japanese is used actively from the very beginning. Role-playing, discussions or the targeted use of media - varied lessons in small learning groups facilitate access to the language, strengthen motivation and make learning fun.

For all language levels

In our Japanese courses, the course units build systematically on each other, so that even advanced learners with previous knowledge can find a suitable course. We will be happy to advise you on which course is suitable for you.


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

T. +49 234 6874-310

The Japanese Department

Intensive language training at LSI

At a glance

For companies

For individuals

For students

  • Full-day courses in person or online
  • Evening courses online
  • Small learning groups
  • Our own textbooks
  • e-learning to accompany the course
  • Practical language training for the deployment of your employees abroad
  • Intercultural training for the perfect first impression in the target country
  • Online courses for flexible learning from any location
  • In-house seminars and individual training on request
  • Two-week intensive language courses in person or online
  • Ten-week part-time evening courses online
  • Certificates of course completion
  • Recognition as "Bildungsurlaub" (educational leave) possible in many cases
  • Extensive range of courses during the semester break
  • e-learning to accompany the course on the LSI.Digital learning platform
  • Attractive price model for students (Tarif C)
  • Certificates for your CV