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Kobe English School

SMIS-English- over 75 years of English excellence in Kobe! The SMIS-English difference is clear; challenging English programmes that teach students the skills needed to succeed in today’s international world. SMIS-English is an educational institution that helps children of all ages and abilities to reach their full potential by providing an innovative, creative, and collaborative learning environment. Through the guidance of their teachers, SMIS-English aims to create future leaders one child at a time. Come visit our Kobe English School today.

More than just a children’s English school- come and experience the SMIS-English Intensive Adult English School programme.  Small classes, experienced teachers and a highly developed curriculum.  SMIS-English Adult English classes- adult English education at its best!

English School

We are an international school in every way; a vibrant English language school in the heart of Kobe that develops internationally-minded, global leaders for the future.

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English Immersion

SMIS-English programmes give the best English education available for students of all English ability levels to excel. A school’s greatest asset is its teachers, and SMIS-English prides itself on its team of professional, dedicated, native English teachers.

The SMIS-English Adult Intensive Day School

Small classes, experienced teachers, a convenient location and flexible schedules to meet your learning needs. Experience adult English education at its best- make a reservation for three trial lessons today!

The SMIS-English Mommy & Baby class

Creative, engaging, hands-on activities in a nurturing and caring learning environment that introduce toddlers to English. Take the first step in your baby's English education with the SMIS-English Mommy & Baby class.

The SMIS-English Kids English programme

A carefully planned curriculum that teaches children grammar, reading, writing and conversation and includes the use of the St. Michael’s International school library and classroom facilities gives elementary school students the advantages only a truly international school can. Experience the SMIS-English Kids English programme with two free trial lessons.

The SMIS-English Kids Summer School 2024

The SMIS-English Kids Summer School programme is ‘like a ten day overseas experience in the heart of Kobe.’ With English Literacy, Reading, Music, Art and P.E. classes the SMIS-English Kids Summer School is a ten day international school English immersion programme for four year old to elementary sixth grade students of all English abilities. Click here to apply for this exciting children’s English education programme!

Kobe Saturday English School

The SMIS-English Saturday School offers a rigorous curriculum that enhances students’ English proficiency through a combination of challenging academics and practical, hands-on learning taught by highly trained native English teachers. This results in Saturday School students building a solid foundation in academic English and advanced speaking, listening, and comprehension skills. The Saturday School builds students’ confidence to use English in both academic and daily settings.

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