Interculture Language Academy (ILA) locates in the heart of Kobe which developed as a cosmopolitan city having the largest trading harbor in Meiji era in Asia with a lot of foreigners living in and the many exchange groups of each country. Now, Kobe is the 5th largest city in Japan and has been selected the 5th cleanest city in the world by Forbes. Since ILA was established, students coming from 65 different countries (Asia, Europe and the USA) have been studying the Japanese language and cultures at ILA. Whether you're preparing for the college entrance exam, looking for employment here in Japan or just study Japanese as your interest, our experienced staff will be happy to help you achieve your goals. We are always trying to do our best in order to meet our students' needs by teaching them at their level and providing them with all the supports they need. We offer many different courses: Graduate School/ College Preparatory Course, Short-term Course, Japanese Language & Culture Course and Private. We also hold free JLPT/EJU Preparatory selective classes ( Mathematics I & II, Physics, Chemistry and Biology, General knowledge), and also free classes of English or Japanese Conversation, Kanji and additional catch up a level. We can advise you in a helpful manner such as the interview manner, the way how to write the proposal for Graduate School, etc. The most hard-working students are awarded scholarships and awards such as the Grand Prize Excellence Award. Our top-ranking students have the opportunity to advance to some selected colleges, universities or graduate schools without entrance examination as the recommended students by ILA.
Lexis Japan is located just a few steps from Kobe's Motomachi Station, in one of Japan's best known shopping and entertainment areas. Lexis Japan fills the entire 9th floor of the landmark UFJ Shintaku Ginko building, part of the iconic Daimaru Department Store complex - Kobe's traditional meeting point. With floor to ceiling glass, the school boasts views of the city, the mountains and over the waters of Osaka Bay. Literally hundreds of cafes, restaurants, bars and clubs are within a short walk, while the nearby shopping options are endless. With 10 large, air-conditioned classrooms, a student lounge and kitchen, Lexis Japan has world-class facilities designed to ensure that students can make the most of their study experience in a safe, comfortable environment.
Lexis has a great location in Kobe. The classes use a text designed for conversation and speech patterns. Teachers do their utmost to get students using what is in the lesson. The approach covers every step a student should know. If you get hung... more
Whether you are a student, a business professional, or a traveler, there is a language course in Kobe that is right for you. There are Japanese courses available for all fluency levels, ages and time durations. Just select a course type from the list below to get started.
General Japanese courses are for adults who want to improve their speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in Japanese. Most general Japanese courses are for adults age 16 and up. 2 - 48 week courses available. Most courses average 30 classes per week.