Lexis to open Japanese school

19, November, 2014

International language training group Lexis has announced that Lexis Japan will open on January 5, offering Japanese language programmes to international students as well as English test preparation to local students and becoming the chain’s second school in Asia following the launch of Lexis Korea last year.

The location of the new Lexis Japan school in Kobe

Located in the city of Kobe in the Kansai region on the 9th floor of the iconic Daimaru /UFJ Building, the school will have 10 classrooms, with facilities including a student lounge with views of the mountains and harbour, an iPad borrowing library and games consoles. Accommodation is offered in homestays, apartments and student dormitories.

Lexis Japan will offer full and part-time Intensive Japanese programmes, preparation courses for the JLPT language test and one-to-one classes, as well as a Junior Summer programme through July and August. 

“We're very excited about this new addition to the Lexis portfolio,” said Ian Pratt, Managing Director of Lexis. “The runaway success of our Korean language school in its first year, including receiving the prestigious Study Travel Magazine Star World Language School 2014 award, has shown us that there is very strong demand for high-quality, communicative language courses in the Asian context.”

Commenting on the further expansion, Pratt said, “Japan represents the largest investment we've ever made in a new campus.  We're operating from a landmark, A-Grade building in the heart of Kobe and are going all-out to become a significant player in what is quite a competitive market here in Japan.”

The school will offer English test preparation classes in the evenings, allowing international students the chance of ‘buddying’ for language exchange. “The Lexis MeetUp has become an institution for language learners in Seoul, giving students the chance to take their language out of the classroom and into real life situations. We’re very keen to have the same programmes up and running in Kobe. There are not many schools around the world that can provide unlimited interaction and language exchange with motivated locals, and I’m very happy that both our Seoul and Kobe schools can do so.”

Describing the location, Pratt said, "Kobe is consistently tagged as 'Japan's most liveable city', and we feel it's a great location for our school. It has a wonderful lifestyle and affordable accommodation, makes up one point of Japan's 'cultural triangle' with Kyoto and Nara, but is only 20 minutes away from the neon madness of Osaka's entertainment districts.  There's absolutely nowhere else in Japan, and very few places in all of Asia, that offers so much to visitors as Kobe, and we can't wait to share it all with our students".

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