Japanese school in Kobe: Lexis

From 53500.- JPY
approx 412.- EUR
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Key points

  • A city with Japanese traditions and European influences
  • Excellent quality of life and tropical climate
  • Part of a prestigious group of schools
  • Small-group classes, optional conversation club in the evenings
  • Great choice of accommodation options close to the school

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
School size
M
Accommodations
Host family, Student house, Studio apartment
Disabled access
Disabled access at school
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
22 years
Nationality mix
Australia, Switzerland, United States, etc..
ratings
82 authentic opinions

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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  • Use of study centre
  • Diploma or Certificate

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Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From JPY 53500.-
(about EUR 412.-)
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.
Course info
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 439.-)
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) (Osaka) 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

98% of students recommending this school

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82 students gave their opinion about this school

57 years old - Netherlands
/ 5
2 weeks, November 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Host family)
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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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19 years old - Germany
/ 5
Great food, big room, I had some great talks with the father, I was even allowed to use their laptop to watch anime.
4 weeks, August – September 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Die Möglichkeit, die Sprache so viel praktisch anzuwenden, hat dazu geführt, dass ich mich nun auf japanisch unterhalten kann. Das konnte ich zuvor nicht. »
School highlights
« Alle waren sehr freundlich und es herrschte generell eine überaus angenehme, lernfördernde Atmosphäre. »
Top tips
« Vor der Abreise ist sehr genau darauf zu achten, wie man in Japan an Bargeld kommt. Das ist u. U. nicht so einfach und extrem wichtig, insbesondere in Japan, da hier quasi alles mit Bargeld bezahlt wird. »
26 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Japan ist der HAMMER. Es waren zu viele Schweizer in dieser Schuhle. nicht das dass was schlechtes ist. Die kleinen Gruppen sind sehr gut für das Individuele lehrnen. Da jeden Montag neue Studenten kommen ist es manchmal schwierig alle schühler auf dem gleichen Wissensstand zu bringen. Vorkentnisse sind ein grosser vorteil. Die Aktivitäten noch der Schuhle sind abwechslungsreich, einwenig kindisch dafür umso spassiger. Ich würde sofort wieder gehen.
4 weeks, August – September 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja ich habe in 4 Wochen grosse fortschritte gemacht. Ich konnte die Stuffe A1 abschliessen. »
School highlights
« Das gute an dieser Schule ist das sie so kliein ist, da durch kann man sich auch mal Privat mit der Lehrerinnen unter halten. Kobe ist eine recht kleine Stadt umgeben von gross Städten. Das macht die anreise zur Schule, auch wärend der Rushhouer, angenem. »
Top tips
« Osaka, Kyoto, Akashi, Nara, Himeji simd alle in weniger als eine Stunde von der Schule aus zu ereichen. Wer in einen Onsen will der kann nach Arima gehen, 30 Minuten mit dem Bus. 10 Minuten zu Fuss entfernt ligt Sannomiya mit Izzakayas, Restaurants, Spielhallen uvm. für ein wenig Nachtleben. »
21 years old - Italy
/ 5
8 weeks, July – September 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
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21 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
La ville de Kobe est très bien située, en empruntant les lignes de train très pratiques et faciles d'utilisation, on est très vite à Osaka ou même Kyoto.En été, les amoureux de la mer pourront aller se baigner dans une plage à moins de 20 minutes en train du centre, et pour ceux plus tournés montagne, il y a de jolies excursions à faire au Nord de Kobe, tout aussi proches et faciles d'accès.
20 weeks, April – August 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
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« Les excursions en montagne, les karaoke, la visite des temples, ... »
20 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
4 weeks, July – August 2018
Value for money (5 / 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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