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Updated: April 2, 2024

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HIA Japanese-Language Courses

HIA holds two Japanese-language courses to help foreign residents of Hyogo Prefecture learn a level of Japanese that is useful in everyday life so that they can take part in social situations.

The first of these is the Japanese Course for Foreign Residents, which helps students to systematically understand and build up their knowledge of grammar. This course is held twice annually in the spring and fall.

The second is the Immediately Usable Japanese Course, a practical, intensive course which helps students increase the activities they can do in daily life. This course is held for a month in summer.

Japanese Course for Foreign Residents

A beginner course that systematically teaches the basic Japanese required when living in Japan.

Students will gradually build up their knowledge of hiragana, katakana, and kanji, as well as simple terms and phrases to achieve a level where they can communicate in simple Japanese.

An evening course that can be easily attended by people with day jobs.

Class Schedule

1st Term 

May 20 (Monday) to July 22 (Monday)

Applications: April 1 (Monday) to April 29 (Monday)


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2nd Term Online 

November to January

Applications: Around September 


*Two classes per week; a total of 18 classes per term

Class Hours 18:30 - 20:30
Course Fee  JPY 1,000 *Exclusive of textbook costs
Max Number of Students 7~10 students per class

Japanese Language Instructor

Class Textbooks Days
A Ippo Nihongo Sampo Shokyu 1 First Half

Monday, Thursday

B Second Half

Tuesday, Friday

C Ippo Nihongo Sampo Shokyu 2 First Half

Monday, Thursday

D Second Half

Tuesday, Friday

Marugoto Nihon No Kotoba To Bunka Shokyu 2 First Half

Monday, Thursday

F Second Half

Tuesday, Friday

Practical Japanese Course

A course that places the priority on learning terms and phrases that are useful in everyday situations and aims to use such learnings to perform actions. Nurtures the skills of the students with regard to the things they encounter everyday, so that they will be able to ask questions about matters they do not understand, learn to obtain information from displays and notices, and search for the information that they need.

Class Schedule

From the beginning of September to the beginning of October

Applications:end of July

Class Hours 09:30 - 12:00
Five days per week from Monday through Friday; a total of 18 classes
Course Fee JPY 4,000


"Dekiru? Dekita! Kurashi no Nihongo"
"Watashi no Seikatsu Note"

Max Number of Students Around 15 students per class
Instructor Japanese Language Instructor




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