The Landesspracheninstitut is an institution for the professional teaching of foreign language and intercultural competence. Many years of experience in intensive courses and innovative forms of language teaching complement each other.
The focus of the pedagogical activities is the learner with his or her individual personal requirements, strengths and goals. Our goal is to meet these requirements and to create optimal conditions for individual learning success. An informal learning atmosphere in small groups provides the framework for experiencing the joy of new linguistic and cultural experiences.
The goal of the didactic design of the intensive courses at LSI is an efficient adaptation of practical language content and skills to the needs of the course participants. The use of these skills in real-life, e.g. professional contexts is of primary importance.
LSI traditionally meets its course participants primarily in face-to-face classes, but in the future it will also meet them in new places of social communication, thus anticipating formats and requirements for concepts of e-learning and mobile learning.
The Landesspracheninstitut practises a wide variety of teaching and learning methods based on scientific research, from interactive role-plays and practical training forms to web-based offerings. In group, partner and individual work, language skills are acquired through multimedia, and newly acquired skills are tried out and practiced. All individual skills, such as speaking, listening, reading and writing, are taken into account appropriately.
In addition to the central course offerings in Bochum, LSI also supports language learning internationally. LSI's courses abroad in China, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Russia and Ukraine teach languages in their country-specific context and allow for direct application. The Landesspracheninstitut cooperates with numerous renowned universities and institutions abroad.
The LSI considers itself to be an institution that actively creates linguistic and cultural bridges and thus facilitates access to the cultural understanding of others. To reduce foreignness while at the same time maintaining the fascination of the foreign is the task and challenge that the teachers at LSI set themselves. Linguistic action is therefore closely related to intercultural competence.
The qualifications of the teachers at a high professional level is an essential requirement and prerequisite for success in teaching at LSI. Experienced German and foreign lecturers work closely together in international teams and thus contribute to the diversity of teaching practice. Through further training and international networking, our teachers are always up to date on issues of foreign language teaching and country-specific knowledge.
Cross-course language learning and follow-up support for participants through online courses or language activation are important prerequisites for long-term success. LSI also offers its graduates up-to-date information on how to maintain the language skills they have acquired.
Optimal course planning and the administration of LSI support the popularity of our offers in the background. It is important to LSI to offer its course participants an optimal infrastructure. We are therefore committed to providing effective and comfortable equipment for the classrooms and the guest house.