ECC Japanese Language Institute – Kobe

ECC Japanese Language Institute – Kobe

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INTRODUCTION

The ECC Japanese Language Institute, part of the ECC group, is renowned for its commitment to facilitating global communication and fostering international peace through language education. Since 1962, the institute has been at the forefront of developing innovative educational methodologies, particularly in English and Japanese language teaching. The Institute’s education policy emphasizes “Beyond the Japanese Language,” aiming to help students achieve their dreams through comprehensive language skills training in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. ECC’s approach is not just about language proficiency but about enabling students to realize their full potential, fostering international awareness, and cultivating leadership qualities.

Founded2018
EnrollmentJanuary. April. July. October
Visa TypeStudent Visa for Long-Term / Tourist Visa for Short-Term
Address651-0094, ECC Sannomiya Building, 5-5-6 Kotonoo-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo
Phone+81-(0)78-261-1440
Websitehttps://ecc-nihongo.com/en/

FEATURES

Comprehensive Language Skills Development

ECC Japanese Language Institute offers a balanced curriculum that emphasizes the four core language skills. Students develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing capabilities in a systematic manner, preparing them for various real-world situations, from daily conversations to academic and professional environments.

Cultural Immersion and International Awareness

Through its education policy, ECC aims to extend learning beyond the classroom by promoting cultural immersion and international awareness. This holistic approach not only enhances language proficiency but also enriches students’ understanding of global cultures, fostering mutual respect and understanding.

Innovative Educational Methodologies

Leveraging decades of experience in language education, ECC Japanese Language Institute incorporates cutting-edge teaching methodologies. This includes a focus on real-life communication, personalized learning experiences, and the use of technology to enhance language acquisition, ensuring students are well-equipped for global engagement.

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COURSES

Long-Term Japanese
Comprehensive Course

The Japanese Comprehensive Course for Student Visa at ECC Japanese Language Institute is meticulously designed to equip students with versatile Japanese language skills, essential for navigating daily interactions, advancing academic pursuits, securing employment, and obtaining qualifications. This course adopts a holistic approach, emphasizing the mastery of listening, speaking, reading, and writing through a structured and balanced methodology. It not only focuses on linguistic proficiency but also on immersing students in Japanese culture, customs, and societal norms. Participants will gain a deeper insight into Japan’s rich heritage, understanding the subtleties of Japanese etiquette and thought processes. This comprehensive curriculum ensures that students are well-prepared to thrive in various contexts, enriching their journey towards fluency in Japanese and fostering a profound connection with Japan’s unique culture.

FEE(Japanese Yen)

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1yr1yr 3mos1yr 6mos1yr 9mos2yrs
Selection Fee22,00022,00022,00022,00022,000
Enrollment Fee55,00055,00055,00055,00055,000
Tuition Fee1st year726,000726,000726,000726,000726,000
2nd year181,500363,000544,500726,000
Fee for School-Created Teaching Materials1st year16,50016,50016,50016,50016,500
2nd year4,1258,25012,37516,500
Accident Insurance Premium1st year6,0006,0006,0006,0006,000
2nd year6,0006,0006,0006,000
Total803,500191,625377,250562,875748,500
Residents / Short-Term Visitors
Japanese Comprehensive Course / Japanese Practical Conversation Course

The Japanese Language Comprehensive Course is perfect for students seeking to develop a well-rounded command of the language. This course covers the essential skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, providing a systematic and balanced approach to language learning. Ideal for daily conversations, academic advancement, job hunting, and qualification achievement, it mirrors the curriculum of the Comprehensive Course for student visa holders, catering to those determined to achieve fluency in Japanese.

Japanese Practical Conversation Course is designed for learners focused on immediate conversational skills for daily life in Japan. Engaging in various activities, students will acquire the practical Japanese necessary for everyday interactions, enhancing their living experience in Japan and fostering deeper connections with the local community.

FEE(Japanese Yen)

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5weeks3 mos6mos9mos1yr
Enrollment Fee11,00011,00011,00011,00011,000
Tuition Fee90,750181,500363,000544,500726,000
Fee for School-Created Teaching Materials2,7505,50011,00016,50022,000
Total104,500198,000385,000572,000759,000
Private Lessons

Private Lessons offer a personalized learning experience for students with specific needs or tight schedules. Whether due to work, school, or other commitments, this flexible option allows learners to progress at their own pace, focusing on individual objectives for efficient and intensive language acquisition. Semi-private or group lessons with friends or family are also available upon request.

FEE(Japanese Yen)

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10lessons20lessons30lessons40lessons
Enrollment Fee10,00010,00010,00010,000
Tuition Fee114,000228,000342,000456,000
Total99,000187,000275,000363,000
Online Lesson

ECC Japanese Language Institute’s Online Japanese Course offers a unique opportunity for learners worldwide to study under the guidance of professional Japanese language teachers from the comfort of their own homes. These private lessons are customized to fit each student’s specific needs, including their proficiency level, learning objectives, pace, and availability. Ideal for individuals aiming for rapid progress, this course caters to all proficiency levels, from absolute beginners to those seeking to refine their business-level Japanese. Whether you’re starting from scratch or looking to polish your language skills for professional purposes, ECC Japanese Language Institute ensures a flexible, efficient, and personalized learning experience, making it the perfect choice for anyone serious about mastering Japanese.

FEE(Japanese Yen)

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20lessons40lessons60lessons80lessons
Enrollment Fee10,00010,00010,00010,000
Tuition Fee80,000160,000240,000320,000
Total90,000170,000250,000330,000
Price including tax99,000187,000275,000363,000

ACCOMMODATIONS

Student Dormitory

ECC Japanese Language Institute’s student dormitory represents the most cost-effective accommodation option, offering both breakfast and dinner at no additional cost. Furnished with all the essentials needed for a comfortable stay in Japan, these dormitories ensure students can fully enjoy their time abroad. The provided meals are homemade, offering a taste of seasonal Japanese cuisine in a nutritionally balanced manner. Additionally, the presence of a dormitory director and a dormitory mother guarantees support throughout the stay, with assistance readily available for any inquiries or challenges encountered.

This accommodation option is particularly suitable for students looking to minimize living expenses, those who prefer not to prepare their own meals, and individuals focused on dedicating their time to academic pursuits. Choosing the student dormitory at ECC Japanese Language Institute not only eases the burden of daily living logistics but also enriches the student life experience with a supportive community and cultural immersion.

FEE(Japanese Yen)

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Student Dormitory
Tokyo50,000 – 77,000 / month
Nagoya49,000 – 57,000 / month
Kobe48,000 – 73,000 / month
Share House / Guest House

ECC Japanese Language Institute provides an engaging accommodation option in the form of Share Houses and Guest Houses, designed to cater to a diverse community of students. These residences offer a choice of single to triple occupancy bedrooms, with communal access to essential amenities such as kitchens, bathrooms, and toilets. Each room is thoughtfully furnished with a desk, chair, bed, air conditioner, and other necessary appliances to ensure a comfortable living environment. The shared kitchen and living room areas are fully equipped with a TV, washing machine, rice cooker, and dishes, making it easy for students to settle in immediately upon arrival. Additionally, special events are occasionally organized within some of these houses, offering a fantastic opportunity for students to engage with both local Japanese residents and international peers. This accommodation choice is highly recommended for students looking to minimize living expenses, forge new friendships outside of school, and immerse themselves in a multicultural social setting.

FEE(Japanese Yen)

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Share House / Guest House
Tokyo50,000 – 85,000 / month
Nagoya43,000 – 73,000 / month
Kobe38,000 – 70,000 / month
Apartment

ECC Japanese Language Institute offers apartment-style accommodations, tailored for students who prioritize independence and privacy during their stay in Japan. Each apartment is self-contained, featuring a private kitchen, bath, and toilet, catering to those who wish to live autonomously. The furnishings in these apartments, including refrigerators, washing machines, and beds, vary by property, allowing for a range of living experiences. Options are available for individual living or for sharing with two or three others, making it flexible for different needs and preferences. These apartments are especially recommended for students who cherish their privacy, are planning an extended stay in Japan, or desire the independence of managing their own living space. Choosing an apartment through ECC Japanese Language Institute ensures a comfortable and private living environment, conducive to both study and personal growth.

FEE(Japanese Yen)

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Apartment
Tokyo80,000 / month
Nagoya40,000 / month
Kobe40,000 / month
Homestay

ECC Japanese Language Institute offers a homestay accommodation option, providing an immersive cultural and language experience. By living with a Japanese family, students have the unique opportunity to engage in daily conversations in Japanese, gaining insights into aspects of Japan unseen through conventional living arrangements. This intimate setting not only facilitates rapid improvement in Japanese language skills but also deepens understanding of Japan’s diverse culture, lifestyle, and customs. To participate in this enriching homestay experience, interested students are advised to submit an application form at least two months before their desired move-in date. This accommodation is particularly recommended for those eager to explore Japanese family life, minors seeking a secure living environment, and individuals planning a short stay in Japan, up to three months. Opting for a homestay through ECC Japanese Language Institute connects students with welcoming host families, ensuring a supportive and authentic journey into Japanese daily life.

FEE(Japanese Yen)

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Homestay
Tokyo1 night with 2 meals (morning and dinner)
4,400 + tax
1 night with 1 meal (breakfast)
4,000 + tax
Nagoya
Kobe

Please inquire about other course and accommodation options.

SCHEDULE

Class TimeMorning Class
9:15 AM – 12:35 PM
Afternoon Class
13:40 PM – 17:00 PM
*Either morning or afternoon class based on your level of Japanese.
Hours/Week20 Hours / Week
Course LengthLong-Term
1 year – 2 years
Short-Term
1 month – 1 year

DEMOGRAPHIC

APPLY

6-12 Months Prior to Enrollment
CONTACT
3 Months Prior to Enrollment
PAYMENT・VISA

Make payment. Apply Visa if required.

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REPRESENTATIVE

Begin your transformative journey with ECC Japanese Language Institute and contribute to bridging the global divide through language. In today’s world, where overcoming cultural barriers is more important than ever, mastering a common language is a crucial step towards achieving global peace and mutual understanding. At ECC, we are committed to leveraging the power of language education to connect people from different backgrounds and inspire them to be pioneers of positive change for a brighter future.

ECC has a distinguished history as a trailblazer in English language education in Japan and has since broadened its scope to include a wide array of language learning opportunities, with Japanese language education at the forefront. Our goal is to educate a diverse group of international students, preparing them to make impactful contributions both in their home countries and in Japan. As leaders of tomorrow, we invite you to take a significant first step with us at ECC Japanese Language Institute, where we dedicate ourselves to developing the abilities and perspectives necessary to foster a more inclusive and peaceful world.

Masahiro Hanafusa (President and Representative Director, ECC Co.)

WHY KOBE

Studying Japanese in Kobe, a dynamic port city, offers a unique educational experience where modernity intersects with tradition.

Students can immerse themselves in the language against a backdrop of diverse neighborhoods, from the historic, western-influenced Kitano to the lively Chinatown. Kobe’s international character enriches the learning process, revealing the interplay between Japanese culture and global influences. The city’s scenic beauty, renowned cuisine, and hospitable locals provide a vibrant yet serene environment, making Kobe an exceptional place to study and absorb the multifaceted aspects of Japanese language and culture.

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