About Lexis Japan

Lexis Japan welcomes students from around the world to our modern campus in the buzzing Motomachi area of Kobe.

Students come to Lexis Japan from a wide range of backgrounds, and with any number of reasons for learning the Japanese language – many of our students are arriving in Japan for the first time, while others have lived in Japan for years and are looking to upgrade their language skills for work, in preparation for the academic tests, or for further study at colleges and universities around the country. Internal Banner 1

At Lexis you will be assured of the best available facilities, highly trained and fully qualified Japanese language instructors and a fun, satisfying study environment.

Of course, learning doesn’t stop in the classroom!  At Lexis, we have a fantastic mix of after school and weekend activities to ensure you make the most of your time in Kobe, as well as our very popular ‘Lexis MeetUp’ for language exchange with local people.  Whether you are looking for the 24/7 action that Kobe offers, or would rather contemplate the cherry blossoms in a traditional Buddist temple our activity staff have the skills and experience to ensure you don’t waste a minute of your stay.

Lexis Japan – Campus and facilities

Located on the 9th floor of the iconic Daimaru / UFJ building, Lexis Japan offers a bright, modern study environment located just steps from all the excitement that Kobe has to offer.

Whether you are in Japan for the first time, or a long-term resident looking to brush up on your skills, Lexis supplies the learning environment, the academic quality and all the levels of study you need to get the most out of your language study experience.

With a great range of accommodation options within easy commuting distance, endless entertainment choices and cultural experiences you will never forget, at Lexis Japan you’ll discover a unique window into Japan most exciting study destination!

What you can expect…

  • Unique study environment: A school of the highest quality located right in the middle of one of Asia’s most vibrant regions.
  • International: International students from all over the world, and plenty of opportunities to meet local students of the same age
  • Cutting edge curriculum:  Whether you are looking for ‘survival Japanese’, a fun-filled Summer program or serious academic study, Lexis provides the level of academic quality to ensure you meet your goals. Our courses are specifically designed with the needs of students from European language backgrounds in mind.
  • Supportive environment: A level of pastoral care, academic support and student services guaranteed to make your time in Kobe the very best that it can be
  • iPad borrowing library – Make use of our iPad borrowing library for work and for play!  Our iPads are all pre-loaded with Japanese movies, TV shows, learning apps and games and are available whether you want to cruise the internet, skype to your friends at home or get serious with some study!
  • Award winning language provider – Lexis Korea was the proud winner of the prestigious STM Star Award World Language School 2014
Japanese Courses

There are few countries in the world where speaking the language opens so many doors as in Japan.  While your efforts with even a few words of the language are appreciated by the locals, as your skills advance so will your opportunities to learn more about this fascinating country.

Lexis Japan has a range of Japanese language classes to suit all levels.  All courses are highly communicative in nature, while classes blend textbook-based teaching with a range of conversation and group based activities that ensures lessons are lively, relevant and entertaining.

  1. Intensive Japanese

Delivery       Full Time (25 hours/week) 

                     Part Time (15 hours/week)

Levels          Beginner – Advanced

Start             Any Monday

Duration      1-48 weeks

Lexis Japan’s intensive Japanese Language course provides high quality tuition for all ability levels.

The Intensive Japanese course covers builds conversation, writing, reading, listening and grammar skills, with a strong focus on functional, communicative use of language.  Classes are based upon a standard textbook, but are heavily supplemented with ‘real world’ materials to ensure that the Japanese you learn in the classroom is immediately useful for you in everyday communication, for business and for further study.

Full time classes are offered for 25 hours per week, while the part time (mornings only) class offers 15 hours per week.

 Why Intensive Japanese?:

  • A fast paced curriculum featuring ‘real world’ materials
  • A program designed to meet the needs of European language speakers
  • A stimulating and fun study environment
  • Fully qualified, professional Japanese language instructors
  • A comprehensive course designed to develop functional, competent language users across all areas of the Japanese language



There is no doubt that the best way to reach your Japanese goals is to live with a local family, making immediate use of the language you have acquired during your day at Lexis Japan.

Lexis Japan offers high-quality homestay accommodation within an easy commuting time of the school.  Homestay accommodation includes breakfast and dinner each day.

Lexis homestays provide a private, fully furnished room for students.  Families are happy to welcome students into their homes and are keen to share Japanese culture with them.

Host families are carefully selected and regularly inspected to ensure that the quality of the accommodation experience if a highlight of your stay in Kobe.

Student Dormitory – DK House

The DK Student House has 3 floors of small, studio style accommodation, shared kitchen space, shared bathrooms, theatre and lounge.  Wifi is available throughout, and there is a separate ‘women’s floor’.

The area around DK House is very attractive to international students, with supermarkets, bars, restaurants and cafes all within 5 minute’s walk.  The JR Rokko transport hub is about 10 minutes stroll away, while Shinzaike Station, which is a direct link to Motomachi, is about 5 minutes from DK.

DK House is 13 minutes travel time to Lexis Japan on the subway, or around 20 minutes by bike.