This school offers a cozy, family-like atmosphere and community due to its smaller intake of students. As such, students here can feel the careful and thoughtful support from both teachers and staff, and tend to attain high levels of academic achievement with an outstanding rate of graduation from universities and graduate schools, such as Kyoto University, Osaka University, Kobe University Graduate School, Waseda University, Nihon University, and Kwansei Gakuin University.
In their words: “Modern society is changing so much that we would lose our way if we do not have a well-established purpose. A true international exchange is possible only by learning and understanding the culture of a country.
[We] hope all of the students will turn your efforts to create a new society with us together. And we will try our best to support you to realize your dream.”
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The school, with its small, close-knit community, helps students secure a stable income by providing information and direct referrals to employement opportunities in the school dormitories or in the area around the school where there is a diverse array of business operating, including factories, restaurants, convenience stores, and more.
With a team of teachers of many years of experience, and the size of the school being relatively small, the teachers have the means of focusing on their students and to allow for more time to communcate, which catalyzes studence language learning and growth.
The school has a Buddy Teacher system, where 1 teacher follows the students through their learning journey and helps students feel more secure as they strive to achieve their learning goals. For students studying at colleges and universities, teachers will be responsible for monitoring and assessing their level and learning process from which to propose and guide them to the most suitable schools, and prepare them with mock tests, school visits, and so on. For graduate students, teachers will guide them in completing their thesis, and train their interview skills as well as the knowledge needed to pass the exams specific to their desired major.
Address:Kobe Sumiyoshi International Japanese Language School:〒658-0053 2-21-8 Sumiyoshimiyamachi Higashinada-ku Kobe-shi JapanGo to the map
Total number of students
Minimum course length
Taiwan, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, China, Vietnam
Up to 30
Classroom, Study Room, Dormitory, etc.
Introduction of employment opportunities
English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Spanish
1 year 6 months
1 year 9 months
Other fees include documents and facilities
Monday to Friday
※Depending on the number of classes and the duration of the course, the timetable will be adjusted.
Time to go to school
6-min walk from school
Rental/Month (sextuple room )
According to the actual usage fees
Air conditioner, refrigerator, table, chair, kitchen, bathtub, toilet
First 6 month contract, renewed every 3 months from the contract end date.