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Communica Institute

Communica Institute is based in Kobe and was founded in 1988. The school offers comprehensive and practical language courses, including courses that teach business Japanese and language skills required for graduate school in Japan. Communica Institute also approaches language education as something intercultural and encourages students to celebrate all cultures as well as their own.

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Communica Institute

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Tailored to your needs

Communica Institute gives you the freedom to create your own path. Play to your strengths and work on your weaknesses at the same time using the school’s unique approach, as the school offers you the possibility to take the classes best suited to YOUR level. You will be able to free yourself from the model conversations of textbooks and learn how to say what you really want to say in Japanese from the start.

Accepts beginner students

Even if you’ve never studied Japanese before, that’s not a problem! You can start from scratch at this school.

Part time job support

The school provides support by posting available part-time jobs in the area and preparing you for the interview.

Full time employement support

From preparing you for interviews to teaching you proper business Japanese, this school provides support for when you’re ready to join the Japanese workforce.

English speaking staff available

There will be English-speaking staff available to assist you with any issues that may arise during your time at the school.

WiFi available

Free Wifi is available to students.

Student lounge available

Mix and mingle with your fellow students or do some last minute studying in the student lounge.


Our school is located in Kobe.

KOBE – Kobe is a port city, which means there is a diverse range of cultural, architectural and historical influences from the diplomats, traders, academics, artists and journalists who arrived in the city. The history of Kobe and its great natural environment, surrounded by sea and mountains, make the city a comfortable place to live for foreigners.


Sannomiya Station (7 min)
JR Line, Hankyu and Hanshin railways

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Communica Institute

Our Japanese Courses

Communica Institute


This is a course for those who plan to enter a Japanese college and university or those who want to improve their working knowledge of Japanese.

Course length

3 months
6 - 24 months

Available starts

January - April - July - October

Schedule (weekdays)

Morning class 9:00 to 12:50 / 11:00 to 15:20
Afternoon class 11:00 to 15:20 / 13:30 to 17:20
Course hours per week: 20

Other features

JLPT prep elective classes
These JLPT classes will prepare you for levels N2 or N1. They will focus on teaching you techniques to pass the test and will focus on the different sections that you will encounter in the test.

Higher education prep
This elective class prepares you for the EJU test, which is required for all students aiming to attend university in Japan.

Conversation classes
In this elective class, you’ll practice speaking and listening to increase your overall verbal communication skills.

Business Japanese classes
Study proper business Japanese and etiquette. This class is perfect for all students, especially those who are looking for full-time employment in Japan.

Japanese culture class
Learn many different aspects of Japanese culture and life in this class. You’ll probably learn about things that you never knew were particular to Japanese culture.

School Intensity
Medium intensity means the school gives you a perfect balance between study pace and free time. This means that you’ll be able to enjoy your life in Japan, while still being able to effectively progress your studies.

Student demographics
TAIWAN - 31%
KOREA - 20%
CHINA - 5%

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Total course costs

Textbooks fees not included Insurance is included in the tuition. Those who passed JLPT N1 or N2 are eligible for discounts. Please contact us for more information.


Term breakdown

The beginner level teaches students basic Japanese such as how to respond to simple questions, how to talk about yourself as well as reading and writing basic Japanese on everyday topics. In three months, the school will give students handy Japanese skills that can be used both in and out of the classroom.

TERM 2-3
This level is designed as a bridge between the beginner and intermediate levels. Students will gain confidence in reading and writing short passages on general topics and they will learn Japanese skills to help them in daily situations and to live a more independent life in Japan.

TERM 4-6
This level is a step up from daily Japanese and focuses on teaching students at a level required at Japanese universities. Students will improve comprehension and expression in order to understand longer texts, short lectures and express facts and opinions.

TERM 5-6
Advanced students will learn Japanese at a level required for future academic study and research at university level. This class will give students the skills to be able to read books, comprehend short lectures, express facts and opinions at length, organise ideas logically and persuasively and write at length with elaborate sentences.


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Tuition Costs Breakdown

Weekly course fees

3 months fees

Tuition Fee ¥180,000
Other Fees ¥20,000

6 months fees

Application Fee ¥30,000
Enrollment Fee ¥70,000
Tuition Fee ¥370,000
Other Fees ¥43,400

9 months fees

12 months fees

Application Fee ¥30,000
Enrollment Fee ¥70,000
Tuition Fee ¥740,000
Other Fees ¥85,100

15 months fees

18 months fees

Application Fee ¥30,000
Enrollment Fee ¥70,000
Tuition Fee ¥1,110,000
Other Fees ¥128,500

21 months fees

24 months fees

Application Fee ¥30,000
Enrollment Fee ¥70,000
Tuition Fee ¥1,480,000
Other Fees ¥170,200