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Japanese school in Kobe: Lexis

From 535.- EUR
53500.- JPY
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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
95 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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Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 535.- EUR
(53500.- JPY)
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 JPY
106500 JPY
- JPY
2
82000 JPY
170000 JPY
- JPY
3
110500 JPY
233500 JPY
- JPY
4
139000 JPY
297000 JPY
214000 JPY
6
190000 JPY
418000 JPY
293500 JPY
8
245000 JPY
543000 JPY
377000 JPY
12
360000 JPY
798000 JPY
549000 JPY
16
454000 JPY
1032000 JPY
700000 JPY
24
671000 JPY
1529000 JPY
1031000 JPY
Extra week (24+)
25000 JPY
60000 JPY
39250 JPY
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 570.- EUR
(57000.- JPY)
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 JPY
110000 JPY
- JPY
2
89000 JPY
177000 JPY
- JPY
3
121000 JPY
244000 JPY
- JPY
4
153000 JPY
311000 JPY
228000 JPY
6
211000 JPY
439000 JPY
314500 JPY
8
273000 JPY
571000 JPY
405000 JPY
12
402000 JPY
840000 JPY
591000 JPY
16
510000 JPY
1088000 JPY
756000 JPY
24
755000 JPY
1613000 JPY
1115000 JPY
Extra week (24+)
28500 JPY
63500 JPY
42750 JPY
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.

4.4/5
Overall rating

96% of students recommending this school

Destination
/ 5
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/ 5
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/ 5
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/ 5
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/ 5
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/ 5

95 students gave their opinion about this school

33 years old - Italy
/ 5
4 weeks, August 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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28 years old - Italy
/ 5
Il libro di testo è veramente semplice (:D)
3 weeks, August – September 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Host family)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Nel parlato e nello scritto »
School highlights
« La luminosità e l'ambiente famigliare. »
22 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Ville pas trop surpeuplée, bien déservie et vivante. Expérience enrichissante, tout le monde avec qui j'étais en contact était très agréable et aimable. Si je pouvais je serais resté plus longtemps Un peu loins mais très agréable et chaleureuse même si des fois le contact est un peu difficile (barrière de langue et culture). Repas exquis. Mère toujours prête à aider en cas de besoin. Beaucoup d'activitées différente, il est triste que certaines activitées sont juste délaissées ou ont lieu que une fois pas mois (si on restes pas longtemps on peut donc pas les faires)
4 weeks, July – August 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.5 / 5) ()
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« Oui, j'ai appris beaucoup sur la langue et la culture. »
School highlights
« Les supports fournis et l'organisation du cours sont très utiles »
25 years old - Belgium
/ 5
Kobe est une ville agréable à découvrir: montagnes, mer, Harborland, magasins, Chinatown, ... En été, Kobe est particulièrement agréable pour le temps: il y fait plus "frais" que dans les autres villes grâce à la mer et les montagnes (30°C au lieu de 38°C dans d'autres villes comme Kyoto ou Tokyo!)Kobe est également proche d'Osaka et de Kyoto, ainsi que de Himeji, idéal donc pour les escapades le week-end! Concernant l'école Lexis Japan, j'ai beaucoup apprécié l'enseignement: même en étant "part time student", j'ai beaucoup appris. D'après ce que j'ai entendu d'autres étudiants à Lexis, les cours de l'après-midi ne sont pas toujours nécessaires, ce sont surtout les cours du matin qui comptent, je suis donc contente de n'avoir pris que les cours du matin.Un point sur lequel j'ai été très surprise, comme beaucoup d'étudiants avec qui j'en ai discuté là-bas, c'est le fait que, lorsque je suis arrivée, je n'ai pas pu démarrer exactement à mon niveau. Il est dit que l'on peut arriver à n'importe quelle semaine et que l'on peut démarrer à son niveau, mais ce n'est pas tout-à-fait vrai ... L'école démarre un niveau (A1, A2, A2-B1, ...) uniquement en début de chaque mois. J'aurais aimé connaître cette information avant mon départ, car je serais alors partie 1 semaine plus tard pour pouvoir démarrer à mon niveau. Je suis arrivée la 3ème du mois de juillet et d'après leur test j'avais un niveau "A2 semaine 1", mais Lexis Japan ne pouvait me proposer que "A2 semaine 3" (trop au-dessus de mon niveau) ou "A1 semaine 3" (en-dessous de mon niveau). On m'a donc placée en "A1 semaine 3", j'ai donc perdu un peu plus d'1 semaine où je n'ai pas appris grand chose (sur mes 3 semaines de cours, plus d'1 semaine de perdue ça fait beaucoup ...). Donc voilà, à l'avenir ce serait bien de prévenir les futurs étudiants, car beaucoup étaient surpris, surtout lorsque ce sont des cours séjours ... (j'ai rencontré une étudiante belge qui n'était là que pour 1 semaine à Lexis Japan Kobe, et sa semaine n'a servi à rien car elle n'a pas pu être placée à son niveau).Apparement, à Lexis Korea (Seoul) il est possible d'arriver à n'importe quelle semaine et de démarrer à son niveau, mais pas pour Lexis Japan (Kobe). A chaque nouvelle structure de phrase apprise, on l'applique directement en parlant avec les autres étudiants. J'ai beaucoup apprécié le fait de parler autant en classe, cela permet un meilleur entraînement et une meilleure mémorisation! Les enseignants sont très dynamiques. Le rythme peut parfois paraître un peu rapide, il faut faire attention à pouvoir étudier chaque jour pour pouvoir suivre le rythme. Ma famille d'accueil, une mère et sa fille, ont été adorables avec moi. Ma mère d'accueil était très présente pour moi: elle me déposait à la gare, me cuisinait de super plats et n'hésitait pas à m'emmener visiter des endroits. Ma famille m'incluait beaucoup dans leur vie quotidienne, j'en ai été très heureuse! Nous resterons en contact! Les activités proposées étaient sympathiques. J'aurais cependant souhaité que l'école propose d'avantage d'excursions hors de la ville de Kobe, comme des visites à Osaka, Kyoto, ou encore Himeji. Heureusement, sur place, j'ai rencontré des gens motivés pour visiter ces villes, nous avons donc improvisé nous-même les excursions.
3 weeks, July – August 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (3.7 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui. Grâce aux cours et le fait d'être en immersion en famille d'accueil: ce que j'apprenais en cours me servait tout de suite et je pouvais l'appliquer avec ma famille d'accueil. »
School highlights
« Le cadre agréable de l'école, le personnel à l'écoute, l'ambiance internationale, les enseignants dynamiques et motivés, le café et thé à disposition!, l'emplacement idéal de l'école dans la ville, la progression rapide en japonais (une fois qu'on démarre à notre niveau...!) »
Top tips
« Les visites et découvertes à Kobe et ses alentours: le château de Himeji, Kobe (Motomachi, Sannomiya, Mont Rokko, Onsen, Harborland, les shoppings center, Chinatown), Osaka (à peine 30 minutes en train!), Kyoto (juste un peu plus d'1h en train), ... »
21 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Kobe war sehr schön, allerdings etwas schwül und sehr warm. In der Schule war es sehr kalt, viele wurden krank.NIchtsdestotrotz hat es sehr Spass gemacht. DIe Schule ist gut gelegen, die Stadt an sich auch, da man gut nach Nara, Himeji, Kyoto, Osaka kommt. Wirklich toll. Nachmittagsunterricht meist etwas schäbig, zwei Stunden meist Intonation oder Geographiestunde. Danach immer Gil Time, in der man die Hausaufgaben selber erledigen kann. EIne ganze Stunde! Ich finde es ein wenig Zeitverschwendung, da man das zuhause auch erledigen und am nächsten Tag Fragen stellen könnte. Ich überlege mir nächstes Jahr, Standardkurs zu belegen, da sich der Nachmittagsunterricht für den meisten nicht gelohnt hat. Manche Lehrkräfte hatten kein Durchsetzungsvermögen, waren etwas schwach angesichts der grossen Klassen. Sie taten mir etwas Leid. Vielleicht könnte man die Klassen etwas verkleinern. Danke ESL.
4 weeks, July – August 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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« Karaoke neben dem MCDonald nahe der Schule und der Motomachi Station. (8.Stock) Ichiran Ramen nahe der Sannomiya StationEinkaufsstrasse neben dem CHina Town. Cat Cafes, Yukata und Kimono Shops und gutes Essen.Sushiro nahe des Appartements Maison de Emue. 100 en Sushi!!Kaiden Sushi neben dem China Town, super toll, etwas teuer, aber sehr gute Qualität und Service. (war dort fast jeden zweiten Tag in den letzten 2 WOchen) »
24 years old - Italy
/ 5
Kobe è una città da 1 milione e mezzo di abitanti. ciononostante non si sente per nulla come una città caotica. Il Giappone che dire: nonostante i suoi mille difetti è un paese molto bello. Dal punto di vista della qualità sono rimasto molto deluso dalla scuola. Ti viene detto che "questa è una scuola di conversazione" e con questa scusa ti mettono in delle classi facili a dir poco imbarazzanti. Capisco che il mio giapponese parlato non sia il massimo, ma non potete mettermi a fare una grammatica di livello elementare che conosco già completamente. Come posso migliorare se a scuola mi vengono insegnati gli stessi vocaboli, la stessa grammatica, e gli stessi kanji che già conosco. Sicuramente non imparo conversando col mio vicino di banco sul mio "cibo preferito in Italia". Si sfiora il ridicolo. La mia famiglia era stupenda. Eiko san è veramente una persona gentile e di cuore. La casa sempre meticolosamente pulita e il cibo a dir poco succulento.
6 weeks, June – August 2019
Value for money (2 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
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Teaching (2.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
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21 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
2 weeks, June – July 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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18 years old - France
/ 5
3 weeks, June 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (4 / 5) (Residence)
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Leisure (4.3 / 5)
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« J'ai fait beaucoup de progrès car j'ai appris beaucoup de nouvelles choses. »
School highlights
« Le fait que les professeurs parlent tout le temps en japonais est très efficace. »
19 years old - France
/ 5
10 weeks, March – May 2019
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (3.5 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.8 / 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)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.8 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Leisure (4.3 / 5)
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« Creo que si, la conversación es continua en las clases.A diario enseñanza de Kanji. »
School highlights
« El sistema de enseñanza, la profesionalidad de las profesoras, el trato amable del personal de recepción, la ubicación de la escuela. »

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 (minimum 4 weeks) If you’re looking for a social living option, this is it! You’ll stay in a private room complete with a mini-fridge, desk, chair, air conditioning and wired internet. Bedding packs are available for purchase, but you’ll have to bring your own towels. 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 to watch movies. The nearest public transport station is just over 10 minutes away on foot, and it will take you to 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 10 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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