Communica Institute

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July 2023
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Communica Institute
  • Recommended for Westerners

    The school’s curriculum has accounted for students who need more time and support to learn Kanji, etc.

  • Flexible Class Schedule

    You are able to request an AM or PM class schedule based on your needs. Not a feature of this school.

  • Wifi Available

    Rest assured that this school has wifi available.

  • Part-time Job Support

    This school introduces part-time job opportunities so you can work while studying.

  • Higher Education Counselling

    This school provides specialized counseling to prepare and apply to colleges and universities after graduation.

  • Career Support

    counsellors are available to provide specialized support for full-time employment after graduation.

  • Dormitories Available

    This school introduces affordable shared living spaces.

  • Apartments Available

    This school introduces private apartments.

  • Homestay Available

    This school introduceslocal Japanese families where students can live while studying.

  • In-School Activities

    This school organizes regular interactive & cultural activities in the school.

  • Out-of-School Activities

    This school organizes out-of-school day-trips, excursions and events throughout the year.

  • Student Lounge

    Space outside of the classroom is available for students to interact casually and/or study.

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School Introduction

The Communica Institute does not only teach Japanese language but also cross cultural studies, because everyone’s acting and way of thinking is influenced by their culture. Therefore, students are learning and exchanging culture and values at this school besides their Japanese language studies. The Institute is located in the foreign settlement of Kobe. This area is influenced by western lifestyles through its famous port that allows international trade and exchange since its opening. This led to the unique Kobe culture we can experience today. Kobe is a great place to live for foreigners because of its interesting history and its location right next to the sea offering a natural environment.
Total Number of Students: 147
Class Size: Maximum 20 Students
School Staff Support Languages: English, Spanish and Chinese
Enrolment Terms: April, July, October, January
Minimum Course Duration: Short Term: 1 month
Long Term: 6 months

Main Features

Diverse environment
The Communica Institute has students from several different countries, which creates an international learning environment. Furthermore, students of various ages and interests are studying together at the school.
8 Step System
The school offers classes in various Japanese levels to suit the students needs and students can even choose different levels for each subject. These 8 steps are:
 
Step 8-7: Elementary Japanese
Step 6-5: Lower Intermediate Japanese
Step 4-3: Upper Intermediate Japanese
Step 2-1: Advanced Japanese
Electives for students with intermediate Japanese skills
Students that have reached the intermediate level are able to choose electives such as Business Japanese, higher education and Japanese Language Proficiency Test preparatory classes.
Cross-Cultural Studies
Cross-cultural studies help students to understand the country and people they are interacting with.

School Location

The nearest station is called Hanshin Sannomiya and is located near the famous Flower Road and the Sannomiya Center-gai shopping street.

Nearest station: Hanshin Sannomiya Station (7-minute walk)

Available Courses

  • Long Term
  • Short Term

Long Term

Course Description

This course is designed for students with a student visa. They can study from 6 months up to 2 years in this course.
The class contents are introduced through the 8-Step teaching plan with different levels.


Step 8-7 Elementary Japanese:
This step is designed for students that are beginners of the Japanese language and would like to learn general Japanese. This step targets N5~N4.
 

Step 6-5 Lower Intermediate Japanese:
This step is for students that already know basic Japanese and can choose to begin learning Business Japanese. This step targets N3~N2.
 

Step 4-3 Upper Intermediate Japanese:
In step 4-3 students with lower intermediate Japanese knowledge can learn the basics of Business Japanese. Furthermore, students can choose university and college preparatory classes. This step targets N2.
 

Step 2-1 Advanced Japanese:
This step is designed for students with upper intermediate Japanese skills that wish to learn practical Business Japanese. It also offers university and college preparatory classes. This step targets N1.



The following courses are available in Fukuoka

  • 1

    2-year course

  • 2

    1 year and 9 months course

  • 3

    1 year and 6 months course

  • 4

    1 year and 3 months course

  • 5

    1-year course

  • 6

    6 months course

Enrolment Periods & Duration


Intake Duration Application Start Date Application Deadline
April 2 Years October

Late November

July 1 Year 9 Months January

Late February

October 1 Year 6 Months April

Late May

January 1 Year 3 Months August

Late September



Morning or afternoon classes (depending on Japanese level):

  • Morning classes are held from 9:00 to 12:50 (Monday to Friday) for Advanced/Business
  • Afternoon classes are held from 11:00 to 15:20 (Monday to Friday) for Intermediate
  • Afternoon classes are held from 13:30 to 17:20 (Monday to Friday) for Beginner

Course Features & Electives

  • PREPARATION FOR THE JLPT

    The school offers classes that target JLPT levels from N5 to N1

  • BUSINESS JAPANESE (OPTIONAL)

    Students from an intermediate Japanese level can choose Business Japanese classes from introduction to practical skills

  • UNIVERSITY AND COLLEGE PREPARATORY (OPTIONAL)

    Students from an intermediate Japanese level can choose university and college preparation classes

  • CROSS-CULTURAL STUDIES

    All students focus on Cross-Cultural understanding in their classes

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees
6 Months ¥370,000
1 Year ¥740,000
1 Year 3 Months ¥925,000
1 Year 6 Months ¥1,110,000
1 Year 9 Months ¥1,295,000
2 years ¥1,480,000


Other fees
Facilities ¥20,000 (6 months)
¥40,000 (1 year)
¥50,000 (1 year 3 months)
¥60,000 (1 year 6 months)
¥70,000 (1 year 9 months)
¥80,000 (2 years)
Insurance fee ¥7,400 (6 months)
¥10,000 (1 year)
Screening fee ¥30,000
Enrollment fee ¥70,000
Activities fees ¥17,500 (per 6 months)
Textbooks ¥7,000 – ¥10,000 (per 3 months)

Because our counselling service is free,
the tuition fees listed here will be the same as the school’s original tuition fees.

Short Term

Course Description

This course is designed for students with a visa other than student visa. They can study from 1 month up to 3 months in this course.
The class contents are introduced through the 8-Step teaching plan with different levels.


Step 8-7 Elementary Japanese:
This step is designed for students that are beginners of the Japanese language and would like to learn general Japanese. This step targets N5~N4.
 

Step 6-5 Lower Intermediate Japanese:
This step is for students that already know basic Japanese and can choose to begin learning Business Japanese. This step targets N3~N2.
 

Step 4-3 Upper Intermediate Japanese:
In step 4-3 students with lower intermediate Japanese knowledge can learn the basics of Business Japanese. Furthermore, students can choose university and college preparatory classes. This step targets N2.
 

Step 2-1 Advanced Japanese:
This step is designed for students with upper intermediate Japanese skills that wish to learn practical Business Japanese. It also offers university and college preparatory classes. This step targets N1.

Enrolment Periods & Duration

1~3 Months Program

Intake Application Deadline
January

2 weeks before intake

April
July
October



Morning or afternoon classes (depending on Japanese level):

  • Morning classes are held from 9:00 to 12:50 (Monday to Friday) for Advanced/Business
  • Afternoon classes are held from 11:00 to 15:20 (Monday to Friday) for Intermediate
  • Afternoon classes are held from 13:30 to 17:20 (Monday to Friday) for Beginner

Course Features & Electives

  • PREPARATION FOR THE JLPT

    The school offers classes that target JLPT levels from N5 to N1

  • BUSINESS JAPANESE (OPTIONAL)

    Students from an intermediate Japanese level can choose Business Japanese classes from introduction to practical skills

  • UNIVERSITY AND COLLEGE PREPARATORY (OPTIONAL)

    Students from an intermediate Japanese level can choose university and college preparation classes

  • CROSS-CULTURAL STUDIES

    All students focus on Cross-Cultural understanding in their classes

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees
1 month ¥72,000
2 months ¥126,000
3 months ¥180,000


Other fees
Facilities ¥4,000 (1 month)
¥5,000 (2 months)
¥6,000 (3 months)
Activities fee ¥2,000 (1 month)
¥3,000 (2 months)
¥4,000 (3 months)
Enrollment fee ¥10,000
Textbooks ¥7,000 – ¥10,000 (3 months)

Because our counselling service is free,
the tuition fees listed here will be the same as the school’s original tuition fees.

Student Demographics

Asia

42%

Europe

34%

America

19%

Other Countries

5%

Our Free Services

We aim to support all students who are interested in coming to Japan to study & live.
For this reason, we provide all of these services at not cost to you.
  • School & Visa
    Application Support

  • Free Japanese
    Language Lessons

  • Accommodation
    Setup

  • 24-Hour
    Emergency Assistance

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