Japanese school in Kobe: Lexis

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This language school is located on the 9th floor of a modern building in the vibrant centre of Kobe, just steps from the entertainment district, Chinatown, the harbour and the main shopping area. The school has eight spacious classrooms, four language labs and a student lounge offering views of Kobe harbour. You will have access to Wi-Fi and tablets loaded with Japanese videos, TV shows and learning applications. Specifically designed for European students, lessons are practise-oriented and interactive. There is a maximum of 12 participants per class, which means teachers can give their students individual attention with the help of modern teaching material.

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Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From JPY 53500.-
(about EUR 439.-)
Lessons
15 of 60 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:15

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
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week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, single room, no meals
1
53500
106500
88300
2
82000
170000
133600
3
110500
233500
178900
4
139000
297000
214000
6
190000
418000
293500
8
245000
543000
377000
12
360000
798000
549000
16
454000
1032000
700000
24
671000
1529000
1031000
Extra week (24+)
25000
60000
39250
All prices are in JPY.   JPY 1 ≈ EUR 0.01   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
14.01 / 11.02 / 21.03 / 29.04 / 03.05 / 06.05 / 15.07 / 12.08 / 16.09 / 23.09 / 14.10 / 04.11.2019
Holidays
30.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
29.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival: Saturday / Sunday prior to course start
Leaving: Saturday / Sunday following course end

DK House
Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Leaving: Sunday following course end

Intensive course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From JPY 57000.-
(about EUR 467.-)
Lessons
25 of 60 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:15 + 13:00-15:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, single room, no meals
1
57000
110000
91800
2
89000
177000
140600
3
121000
244000
189400
4
153000
311000
228000
6
211000
439000
314500
8
273000
571000
405000
12
402000
840000
591000
16
510000
1088000
756000
24
755000
1613000
1115000
Extra week (24+)
28500
63500
42750
All prices are in JPY.   JPY 1 ≈ EUR 0.01   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
14.01 / 11.02 / 21.03 / 29.04 / 03.05 / 06.05 / 15.07 / 12.08 / 16.09 / 23.09 / 14.10 / 04.11.2019
Holidays
30.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
29.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival: Saturday / Sunday prior to course start
Leaving: Saturday / Sunday following course end

DK House
Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Leaving: Sunday following course end

Options/Extras

One-to-one course (per lesson)
lower price per lesson from 10 lessons on
5000 JPY
Accommodation deposit (Consult our online price calculator)
Bedding pack (Consult our online price calculator)
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Kobe, Osaka, Kansai) 12000 JPY

Other accommodation options

Student house, single room, no meals (DK House)
Studio apartment, single room, no meals

Course info

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4.5/5
Overall rating

97% of students recommending this school

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87 students gave their opinion about this school

19 years old - France
/ 5
10 weeks, March – May 2019
Value for money (3 / 5)
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School (3.5 / 5)
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« Oui, beaucoup de révisions qui ont permis une plus grande facilité d'expression »
65 years old - Spain
/ 5
LEXIS JAPAN en KOBE ha cumplido todas mis expectativas en cuanto a la calidad de la enseñanza, el trato recibido por parte del personal y de las profesoras.Kobe es una ciudad muy fácil para moverse y muy bien conectada para hacer excursiones. Apartamento 507 en Iwaya (a 2 estaciones de Motomachi, donde se encuentra la escuela ). Precio del trayecto ¥ 140.Muy contenta con este apartamento, me he encontrado muy agusto viviendo durante un mes allí.
4 weeks, March – April 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
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« Creo que si, la conversación es continua en las clases.A diario enseñanza de Kanji. »
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« El sistema de enseñanza, la profesionalidad de las profesoras, el trato amable del personal de recepción, la ubicación de la escuela. »
32 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Lexis Japan è davvero un’ottima scuola. Sono molto organizzati, durante le lezioni le docenti parlano esclusivamente giapponese (e benché è ben difficile capire quando non si parla la lingua, dopo 1-2 giorni si comincia a capire la struttura della lezione e tutto diventa più facile, per non dire che il livello di conoscenze della lingua aumenta a un livello decisamente esponenziale grazie a questo metodo: si è obbligati a fare il massimo sforzo per riuscire a capire), le docenti sono molto presenti in classe e supportano, un certo rispetto e puntualità sono richiesti e non discussi e viceversa dati, lo staff intero e molto disponibile e accogliente e gli spazi sono molto belli, puliti, moderni, soleggiati e accoglienti. Sicuramente buona parte di questo ordine, rispetto e accoglienza è legato alla cultura giapponese.Una cosa che non è presente in questa scuola sono computer (effettivamente non ci sono neanche bisogno poiché si lavora con libri e fogli didattici).Sono molto contenta della formula part-time scelta poiché mi ha permesso di poter visitare nei pomeriggi.La famiglia è davvero molto ospitale e pulita. Mi sono sentita come a casa e in famiglia!! Kobe e la regione sono davvero fantastici e la sensazione camminando e spostandosi è una serenità e sicurezza.Il Paese è ricco di mille aspetti fantastici che desidero scoprire più approfonditamente con futuri viaggi. Il metodo di insegnamento è davvero ottimo! C’e una struttura ben chiara, un metodo consolidato ed efficace, ed un ritmo adeguato.C’è molta disponibilità da parte dei docenti e presenza (il docente osserva e passa costantemente da ogni allievo durante gli esercizi e risponde a tutte le domande).In classe: sono stata inserita in una classe già consolidata ed ad un livello un po’ più avanzato del mio (ho cominciato da zero). In classe ognuno cercava come poteva di dare il suo meglio ed essendo la lingua giapponese non una delle più facili per chi conosce solo l’alfabeto romano, ogni tanto si respirava aria di sconfitta. In ogni caso le docenti erano subito pronte ad aiutare e spiegare nuovamente il che era davvero confortante.Eravamo in 12-15 in classe ed era la classe più grande.
1 week, April 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
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« Si. Non sapevo che 10 parole in giapponese e benché l’obiettivo era scoprire la cultura, non ho dato troppo peso su cosa avrei appreso. A fine settimana ero in grado di fare una frase in giapponese, avevo imparato Hiragana e quindi ovunque leggessi riuscivo a identificarle e parlando con la famiglia capivo molto di più e riuscivo a comunicare un po’ di più!!! E stato davvero molto soddisfacente e non avrei mai pensato di imparare così tanto in una settimana!! »
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« Sono stata impressionata dalla preparazione delle docenti, dalla presenza e organizzazione.Staff molto accogliente.Spazi molto puliti, moderni e luminosi. »
17 years old - Austria
/ 5
Jede Woche gab es neue Leute in der Klasse und natürlich haben auch manche den Kurs beendet. Das Klima in der Klasse war jede Woche sehr gut und ich habe mich unter den Leuten wohl gefühlt. Das einzige Problem (mit dem ich, laut Aussagen von Mitschülern, nicht allein stehe) ist, dass auch die kompletten Anfänger (überhaupt keine Vorkenntnisse in Sprache und Schrift) zu uns in die Klasse gekommen sind, obwohl wir schon um einiges weiter im Stoff waren und die wichtigsten Sätze und Schriftarten beherrschten. Ich hatte das Glück, dass ich im Vorfeld schon Hiragana und Katakana geübt habe. Somit hatte ich keinerlei Probleme mitten in eine etwas fortgeschrittene A1 Gruppe "geworfen" zu werden. Bei manchen sah das anders aus. Sie kamen ohne jegliche Vorkenntnisse zu uns und hatten einen leichten Stress alles nachzuholen, was die Schriftzeichen betrifft. Auch die "fortgeschrittenen" A1-Schüler hatten in solchen Momenten einen Nachteil. Es hielt den Unterricht immens auf, da die Lehrerin den Anfängern die Schriftzeichen erklären musste, während wir auf sie gewartet haben und somit viel Zeit verloren ging. Es gab häufig Verständigungsprobleme. Die Englischkenntnisse der Gastmutter waren gerade ausreichend, damit ich (als Anfänger in der Sprache) um etwas bitten bzw. etwas mitteilen konnte. Leider nicht genug, um eine etwas längere Konversation zu führen. Was mir häufig sehr unangenehm war. Ich habe bei der Buchung der Sprachreise als Wunsch "gute Englischkenntnisse der Gasteltern" angegeben, damit mir der Einstieg in die Sprache bzw. in die Lebensart in Japan leichter fällt, nachdem es ja mein erstes Mal allein bei einer Gastfamilie war. Dies fand ich besonders schade, da es der wichtigste Punkt für mich war, um genau solche (für mich) unangenehmen Situationen bestmöglichst zu vermeiden. Ansonsten war die Familie echt freundlich und fürsorglich. Das Bad und vor allem das Zimmer waren sehr zufriedenstellend! Ich hatte ein recht großes Zimmer, das ich nicht erwartet hätte. Und das Essen war jeden Abend etwas anderes. Sehr abwechslungsreich und lecker!
4 weeks, March – April 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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« Ich sage, ich habe schon einiges gelernt. Nicht genug, um halbwegs flüssige Konversationen führen zu können, aber in einem Monat ist das, für meine Verhältnisse, wohl kaum möglich. Ich kann manche Dinge nur vom hören verstehen, auch wenn nicht Wort für Wort. Schriftzeichen (bis auf Kanji) fallen mir viel leichter. »
18 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Très belle expérienceDe très belles rencontres Voyage marquant
11 weeks, September – December 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.5 / 5) (Host family)
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« Bien sûr En partant de rien, le début est quelque peu difficile mais après s’être habitué, les éléments s’assimilent de plus en plus aisément »
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« Ambiance très accueillante. Personnel à disposition pour n’importe quelles interrogations »
Top tips
« Ne pas hésiter à voyager le plus possibleLa région du Kansai est très riche en terme de culture et de traditions »
57 years old - Netherlands
/ 5
2 weeks, November 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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30 years old - Netherlands
/ 5
3 weeks, October – November 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (4.8 / 5)
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« Heel leuk en vriendelijk personeel. Leuke interactieve lessen. Wel heel veel (lesstof, huiswerk, etc) maar dan leer je sneller. Schoon, makkelijk bereikbaar. Niet te groot en niet te veel mensen. »
18 years old - France
/ 5
J’étais à Lexy Japan Kobe et c’était Tout simplement extraordinaire avec Kyoto et Osaka à proximité de plus le château himeji super destination, les cours étaient vraiment intensifs mais vraiment bien mis en place par les professeurs et le staff de Lexis avec des activités tout les jours, je suis sûre de vouloir y retourner
2 weeks, October – November 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
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21 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
2 weeks, September – October 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
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23 years old - Belgium
/ 5
4 weeks, September 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
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Testimonials

Sascha Grossglauser
Sascha Grossglauser
Lexis, Kobe
Duration: 4 weeks

I really enjoyed my stay in Japan. The family was great, a couple of friendly pensioners who were always in a good mood. They also hosted an American student, who was very friendly too. However, the distance to the school was quite long, I found: there was a 30-minute metro journey and then I had to walk for 10 minutes to reach the school. I liked the school but the classes were a bit difficult for me since I had no prior knowledge of Japanese, so I would recommend future students to learn some bases before they arrive. The teachers took care of the whole class and went out of their way to help us. There weren’t many students, but the atmosphere was great. Although well located in town, the school isn’t easy to find, so new students, including me, easily get lost in the first days. The city of Kobe is a very pleasant town and a fairly quiet one compared to other Japanese cities. The locals are warmer, ready to help you if you need it (to find your way, for example). The city is not overcrowded and there’s always space in the metro. Kobe is located between the mountains and the sea, so it offers activities for every taste. Kyoto and Osaka are not far away, with many things to do and see as well. Many Japanese festivals take place during the summer. Still, there was one negative point, the return: there was no escort service to the airport and I went to the wrong airport; I only just caught my flight.

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Emma Mouton
Emma Mouton
Lexis, Kobe
Duration: 4 weeks

I was very happy with my month in Kobe. Courses at Lexis are excellent and adapted to different levels. The staff was very good at supervising. As Japanese classes were only in the morning, I had time to visit Kobe’s hotspots in the afternoon, such as the port and the Nunobiki waterfalls. Osaka is easy to reach; it takes only 25 minutes by train. I had lots of fun and made many friends, with whom I could visit a big part of Japan!

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Host family
Located within 30-40 minutes of the school by public transport, the families provide half-board and full immersion in the Japanese language and culture. Staying with a carefully selected local host is an authentic way for you to practise Japanese seven days a week, in the context of everyday life. You are guaranteed to make rapid progress!

J&F student house If you’re looking for a social living option, this is it! You’ll stay in a private room complete with free bed linens (bring your own towels), plus a mini-fridge, desk, chair, air conditioning and wired internet. Free Wi-Fi is available in the common areas, which include a shared kitchen, a dining area and a theatre room with sofas and a big projector for watching movies. The nearest public transport station is just over 10 minutes away on foot, which will bring you to the language school in a 20-minute train ride (door-to-door, about 45 minutes).

DK House student house
This student house, located 13 minutes from the school by public transport, offers small studios with shared bathrooms and kitchens, along with a TV room and communal lounges. It is spread over three floors of a modern building equipped with Wi-Fi in the ground-floor common areas. There is a floor reserved for women only.

Apartments
Our partner school offers apartments (studios and one-bedroom apartments) within 25 minutes of the course centre by public transport. The apartments and studios are all equipped with futons, tables, chairs and kitchen facilities. This could be a good option if you’re looking for more independence during your stay in Kobe.

Kobe has an excellent public transport network: efficient and inexpensive trains, metros and buses can get you anywhere in and around the city. The impressive port is a popular place to stroll, admire the big ships or take a boat trip around the bay. Be sure to visit the Sannomiya district, a shopping paradise and nightlife hotspot. In the sunshine, Suma beach is a dream of white sand lined with trees, and its marine aquarium is one of the largest in the country. If you like mountains, climb to the top of Mount Rokko, the highest peak in the chain, and enjoy breathtaking panoramic views. This is a great starting point for hikes throughout beautiful Setonaikai National Park. For a change of scenery, visit Arima Onsen, the oldest thermal spa in Japan, which is located on the opposite side of Mount Rokko.

A trip to nearby Kyoto is your opportunity to discover the beauty of Japan’s former capital and spiritual centre. With its exceptionally well-preserved cultural heritage, Kyoto is home to hundreds of temples and secret gardens.

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