Class list

Beginners’ Class

Beginners’ Class (Level I ・ Level II)

Basic Class - Level Ⅰ

初級クラス レベルⅠ

Five times per week, Monday through Friday 13:20-16:10 Classes meet a total of 55 times ★

[Course focuses on:] Self-introduction, shopping, riding the train, understanding simple notices and announcements, moving through daily life on your own. You will also be able to talk about familiar topics such as hobbies, interests, and past experiences.

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「みんなの日本語Ⅰ」
((Textbook fee: ¥2,700 (tax included) (Complementary translation and grammar book: ¥2,160 (tax included))
※For those who do not already own the required textbook, a separate textbook fee is required.

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Basic Class - Level Ⅱ

初級クラス レベルⅡ

Five times per week, Monday through Friday 13:20-16:10 Classes meet a total of 55 times ★★

[You will be able to:] Explain various situations and make polite requests; consult with others and ask for advice; develop communication for the purpose of building relationships, such as expressing gratitude, apologizing, and issuing invitations; gather and process important information.

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「みんなの日本語Ⅱ」
((Textbook fee: ¥2,700 (tax included) (Complementary translation and grammar book: ¥2,160 (tax included))
※For those who do not already own the required textbook, a separate textbook fee is required.

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Fees

YMCA Registration fee¥2,160(tax included)
※Registration fee is only necessary for those applying to the Kobe YMCA program for the first time.
Class fee¥181,500 (tax included)
※※ Installment (1)¥59,400(2)¥59,400(3)¥62,700

Schedule in 2018

Spring Course4/12 (Tue.) to 7/4 (Wed.)
Fall Course9/11 (Tue.) to 11/30 (Fri.)
Winter Course1/9 (Wed.) to 3/29 (Fri.)

Kana class

かなクラス

Onece a week Wed. 10:30 to 12:30 Classes meet a total of 10 times ★

You will be able to read the hiragana and katakana in your daily life.

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「神戸YMCA作成教材」 (free)

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Fees

YMCA Registration fee ¥2,160(tax included)
※Registration fee is only necessary for those applying to the Kobe YMCA program for the first time.
Class fee¥20,000(tax included)

2018 Schedule

Spring Course4/18 (Wed.) to 6/27 (Wed.)
Fall Course9/19 (Wed.) to 11/21 (Wed.)
Winter Course1/16 (Wed.) to 3/20 (Wed.)

Messages From Our Students

姜智石さん(Koria) 

Thanks to participating in the conversation class for three months, I was able to smoothly transition into Kobe YMCA Japanese Department. After studying Japanese I was accepted into Kobe YMCA College, Hotel Management, and it’s my hope to work at a hotel after graduating. I still talk with the people I met in conversation class and hope to remain friends with them forever.

Basic Class - Level Ⅰ

張楽々さん(China)

Studying at the YMCA was really fun! I was able to make a lot of friends and learn a great deal. As my Japanese gradually improved, I became more confident and was able to communicate positively with my Japanese friends. I chose Kobe YMCA after my friend introduced me to the school and I came to love it after studying there for a year and a half. The teachers are very nice and teach in an easy-to-understand way that makes you want to participate in class. There was a lot of verbal practice and opportunities to practice speaking in the Beginner class Level Ⅰ. After continuing on to the Beginner class Level Ⅱ my conversation, reading, and writing abilities all improved.

Basic Class - Level II

陳怡伶さん(Taiwan)

I’m grateful to Kobe YMCA for arranging taxis for from the airport to school. It was a huge relief. Even though they told me my address before coming to Japan, the real estate agent brought me directly to the school. I wasn’t expecting that, either. After signing the apartment contract, the real estate agent and a YMCA staff member showed me how to get to my new apartment by train. In addition, they clearly explained the apartment rules.
Studying at Kobe YMCA every day was a lot of fun. My teacher was upbeat and always kept an eye on me. I felt comfortable studying in such a welcoming environment and my Japanese really improved.

Basic Class - Level II