Languages and courses

Intensive lessons - great success 

At LSI you don't just learn a new language. Our intensive language courses teach you to confidently use the new language in everyday life. In addition to their knowledge of the language, our teachers also convey a basic intercultural understanding of the target society. In our intensive language courses, the participants speak the target language from the very first lesson; the proportion of speaking is very high right from the start. This helps you to immerse yourself in the new language and culture without diversions. With us you can learn Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Korean, Persian (Dari, Farsi) and Turkish.

45 years of language teaching experience

LSI dates back to two predecessor institutions: the "Teaching Institute for the Russian Language North Rhine-Westphalia" (Russicum), founded in 1973, and the "State Institute for Arabic, Chinese and Japanese Languages North Rhine-Westphalia" (Arabicum, Sinicum and Japonicum). Today, 45 years later, LSI is a unique competence centre in Europe and one of the leading providers of intensive language courses in Germany.

Our services at a glance:

  • Course duration: from 2.5 days up to 3 weeks full-day tuition
  • Lessons in small groups
  • Teaching staff consisting of experienced native speakers and Germans
  • 45 years of language teaching experience
  • Multimedia learning aids (vocabulary trainer,
  • Self-developed teaching material
  • Language courses for all levels       
  • Information events about the different countries
  • Course dates: all year round
  • On-site institute library
  • Guest rooms in the building


Information about individual languages:

German (online only)