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Japanese courses

Japanese 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.

Japanese 1, Japanese 1 in Tokyo, Japanese 2 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.

Japanese 3 is designed to be interactive and communicative and uses modern foreign language teaching methods to systematically expand the language skills acquired at elementary level. The course further expands the required basic knowledge for an elaborate command of more complex standard situations in everyday life and work. The course leads to a level B1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Japanese 4 delivers missing Japanese grammar forms, with special emphasis on the different style forms and on the Japanese polite language. The course further expands the active speech competence acquired for a confident command of even more complex standard situations in everyday life and work. The course concludes with level B2.1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

In the two-week advanced course, 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.

Through daily interaction, all participants in the Japanese Communication Course Intercultural in Bochum 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.


The Japanese Go! Pupil Course 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.