Hyogo Prefectural International High School
About Hyogo Prefectural
Welcome to Hyogo Prefectural
This school is one of the youngest high schools comprised of an International
Hyogo Prefectural International High School was established in 2003, emphasizing English studies, and was registered as a Super English Language High School (SELHi) by the countryfs Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, and given a 3-year-long governmental financial and professional assistance for enhancement of English education of students and teachers.
T Vision of the School | What does this school aim to do ?
(1) To educate and train young people so that they can contribute to the global community in the future
In the current world where every aspect of society is rapidly changing due to globalization, a sense of multiculturalism is absolutely needed. This school will continue to help its students acquire such sense by having them consider various matters and problems in todayfs world, and train them so that they can actively play a part in the global community.
(2) To train young people so that they can express themselves and be open to different cultures and languages of the world
This school will help its students cultivate their identity, based on a
U Features of the School
(1)@Full-time high school on a credit system
Students may graduate when they earn all required credits. In the first year, students take compulsory lessons that are essential to earning credits for graduation. In the second and third year, students choose from various lessons provided according to each studentfs interests and needs. Students can focus on learning English, and can also allot more time to scientific subjects.
(2) Interaction with
V School policies | What does this school actually do?
(1) To build up expressiveness and creativity of students --- an acquisition of higher level linguistic ability
The basis of mutual understanding in an international society is how to communicate in a mutually understandable language. From that point of view, improving studentsf communicative skills is the most important thing and English lessons are focused at this school so that the students will be able to express themselves on a higher level.
(2) To broaden studentsf intellectual horizons and to enhance their multicultural understanding --- an acquisition of an international point of view by participating in CCU classes and in a study tour to foreign countries
As a gPeriod for Integrated Studyh, we have Cross-Cultural Understanding (CCU) classes for 1st and 2nd year students. In these classes, each student decides, studies and makes a presentation on his/her own theme. In 2008, the study tours to foreign countries, including the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia, in a small group are scheduled, and students will have the opportunity to see in these countries what they learnt by themselves at school.
(*) Period for Integrated Study: This gPeriod for Integrated Studyh was introduced into
(3) To offer opportunities for students to study more widely and deeply
Various programs and activities, such as English speech, essay and debate contests, and special lectures by professors and specialists from universities and institutes are scheduled to be given to the students in order to encourage studentsf motivation to study.
W Curriculum Features
(1) Smaller size of class
At this school, lessons are, as far as possible, given in a small class. In English lessons, Discussion, Debate & Drama (DDD) classes, which are small and quite unique to this school, are required of all 1st year students. Students work on their English speaking ability and improve their creativity and ability to express themselves through interaction with ALTs (Assistant Language Teachers) and classmates.
(2) Lessons to learn in, brush up, and utilize the English language
Not only English lessons but also lessons of other subjects may be given in English. Learning materials include English broadcasts, English newspapers, contents of webpages, and so on.
(3) Various choices for a second foreign language
Every student learns a second foreign language and culture in addition to English. Choices are: French, German, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, and Korean. A Japanese teacher and a native speaker of each language give lessons, aiming to achieve the level where students should be able to carry out everyday conversation. In classes, students also learn about various affairs related to the country, including but not limited to: history, society and the everyday way of life.
(4) Additional credits for successful results in qualifying examinations
Optional lessons for qualifying examinations, such as STEP(Society for
Testing English Proficiency,
(5) Various programs of international and multicultural activities
In addition to the regularly scheduled eInternational Seminarf with ALTs
and exchange students, the school has exchange programs with schools in