Hokkaido Japanese Language School JaLS

Hokkaido Japanese Language School  JaLS
  • Recommended for Westerners

    The school’s curriculum has accounted for students who need more time and support to learn Kanji, etc.

  • Flexible Class Schedule

    You are able to request an AM or PM class schedule based on your needs.

  • Wifi Available

    Rest assured that this school has wifi available.

  • Dormitories Available

    This school introduces affordable shared living spaces.

  • Apartments Available

    This school introduces private apartments.

  • Homestay Available

    This school introduces local Japanese families where students can live while studying.

  • In-School Activities

    This school organizes regular interactive & cultural activities in the school.

  • Out-of-School Activities

    This school organizes out-of-school day-trips, excursions and events throughout the year.

  • Student Lounge

    Space outside of the classroom is available for students to interact casually and/or study.

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School Introduction

Hokkaido Japanese Language School was established in 2012 as a Japanese language school specializing in short-term study abroad. It has won numerous awards for its professional and practical lessons and curriculum as well as fulfilling activities and cultural experiences. A small group of up to 8 students per class, with generous support that can only be achieved in a cozy environment. Students learn Japanese in a fun and intensive way in Sapporo, which is full of rich nature, local food and entertainment. Students can make memorable experiences for their life in Sapporo.

Class Size: 5~8
School Staff Support Languages: Japanese, English
Enrolment Terms: Every Monday
Minimum Course Duration: Short Term: 1 week

Main Features

6 Values
The JaLS Group focusses on 6 core values which are: Quality, Family, Flexibility, Activity, Facility, Community.
Short Term Programs Only
The school only offers short term classes that have a minimum duration of one week and a maximum duration of 12 weeks depending on the course. Therefore, there is no need to obtain a student visa.
Easy System
The enrollment for courses always takes place on Mondays and the graduation is on Fridays.
Furthermore, all courses include 15 lessons a week.

School Location

The Hokkaido JaLS is located in the city center of Sapporo near the Sapporo and Odori stations. This area offers many activities such as restaurants, shops and tourist attractions.

 

Nearest Stations:

Sapporo Station (5-minute walk)
Odori Station (5-minute walk)

Available Courses

  • Standard Course - Short Term
  • Standard Course with Internship - Short Term
  • JLPT Course - Short Term
  • Culture Course - Short Term
  • Seasonal Courses - Short Term

Standard Course - Short Term

Course Description

The Standard Course is designed for students of any Japanese level.

The focus is on practical Japanese during the 15 lessons you can take each week. Activities and local events are also offered. You can take 6 additional private lessons every week. The minimum duration for this course is 1 week and the maximum duration is 12 weeks.

Enrolment Periods & Duration

Enrolment: every Monday (all year)
Duration: 1~12 Weeks

 

Morning classes and afternoon activities:

 

  • Morning classes are held from 9:30 to 12:20 (Monday to Friday)
  • Afternoon activities are held from 13:30 to 15:20 (On selected days from Monday to Friday)
  • Activities can take place in the evening or on Weekends
  • Private classes are held from 13:30 to 15:20 (On selected days from Monday to Friday)

Course Features & Electives

  • PRACTICAL JAPANESE

    Learn how to use practical Japanese for your daily life

  • ACTIVITIES

    Join exciting activities and local events

  • PRIVATE LESSONS

    Take 6 additional private lessons each week for a surcharge to improve your language skills thoroughly

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees
1 Week ¥36,000
2 Weeks ¥72,000
3 Weeks ¥108,000
4 Weeks ¥144,000
5 Weeks ¥176,400
6 Weeks ¥208,800
7 Weeks ¥241,200
8 Weeks ¥273,600
9 Weeks ¥306,500
10 Weeks ¥338,400
11 Weeks ¥370,800
12 Weeks ¥403,200

 

Other fees
Enrollment fee ¥22,000
Textbooks ¥4,000
Private lessons (only if requested) ¥26,400 (1 week)
(10% discount from week 5)

Because our counselling service is free,
the tuition fees listed here will be the same as the school’s original tuition fees.

Standard Course with Internship - Short Term

Course Description

The Standard Course with Internship offers not only language classes, but gives students the opportunity to conduct an internship throughout this program.

Therefore, students will have language learning and practical work experience. During the internship, students will also get to know more about the Japanese business environment.

Enrolment Periods & Duration

Enrolment: every Monday (all year)
Duration: 6~12 Weeks

 

Morning classes and afternoon Internship:

 

  • Morning classes are held from 9:30 to 12:20 (Monday to Friday)
  • Internship takes place from 13:30 to 15:20 (On selected days from Monday to Friday)
  • Activities can take place in the evening or on Weekends

Course Features & Electives

  • PRACTICAL JAPANESE

    Learn how to use practical Japanese for your daily life

  • ACTIVITIES

    Join exciting activities and local events

  • PRACTICAL WORK EXPERIENCE

    Gain new working skills during your internship

  • JAPANESE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT

    Learn more about the Japanese business environment by becoming part of it /p>

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees
6 Weeks ¥295,800
7 Weeks ¥341,700
8 Weeks ¥387,600
9 Weeks ¥433,500
10 Weeks ¥479,400
11 Weeks ¥525,300
12 Weeks ¥571,200

 

Other fees
Enrollment fee ¥22,000
Textbooks ¥4,000

Because our counselling service is free,
the tuition fees listed here will be the same as the school’s original tuition fees.

JLPT Course - Short Term

Course Description

The JLPT Preparation course is a 4 weeks program that prepares students that wish to take the JLPT 3 or JLPT 2.

 

  • 1

    4 weeks course (To enroll in this course an intermediate/advanced level of Japanese is required)

Enrolment Periods & Duration

Intake DURATION Application Deadline
Early November 4 weeks

N/A

 

Afternoon classes:

 

  • Afternoon classes are held from 13:30 to 16:20 (Monday to Friday)
  • Activities can take place in the evening or on Weekends

Course Features & Electives

  • JLPT N3 & N2 PREPARATION

    Preparation for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test N3 or N2

  • ACTIVITIES

    Join exciting activities and local events

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees
4 Weeks ¥144,000

 

Other fees
Enrollment fee ¥22,000
Textbooks ¥4,000

Because our counselling service is free,
the tuition fees listed here will be the same as the school’s original tuition fees.

Culture Course - Short Term

Course Description

The Culture Course is designed for students of any Japanese level and the maximum course length is 2 weeks.

Students will experience several cultural activities such as tea ceremonies, calligraphy or visiting shrines.

 

This course will not be held when the Seasonal Courses take place.

Enrolment Periods & Duration

Enrolment: every Monday (all year except for seasonal course season)
Duration: 1~2 weeks

 

Morning classes and afternoon activities:

 

  • Morning classes are held from 9:30 to 12:20 (Monday to Friday)
  • Culture lessons are held from 13:30 to 15:20 (On selected days from Monday to Friday)
  • Afternoon activities are held from 13:30 to 15:20 (On selected days from Monday to Friday)
  • Activities can take place in the evening or on Weekends

Course Features & Electives

  • PRACTICAL JAPANESE

    Learn how to use practical Japanese for your daily life

  • CULTURAL ACTIVITIES

    Experience the Japanese culture through activities such as traditional tea ceremonies

  • CULTURE LESSONS

    Learn about culture besides your language studies

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees
1 Week ¥44,800
2 Weeks ¥89,600

 

Other fees
Enrollment fee ¥22,000
Textbooks ¥4,000

Because our counselling service is free,
the tuition fees listed here will be the same as the school’s original tuition fees.

Seasonal Courses - Short Term

Course Description

In the Seasonal Course, students will be able to experience cultural and seasonal activities, depending on the season they choose.

 

During the winter course, students can enjoy the snowy Sapporo, while they can see the beautiful cherry blossoms during the spring course. The summer course offers two different programs with different intake dates. In the first program students will visit a manga and anime festival, while students that choose the second program, will visit stunning lavender fields. Students can participate in both summer programs if they wish. During the autumn program students see the red and yellow autumn leaves.

 

  • 1

    1~6 weeks course

  • 2

    1~12 weeks course (only in summer)

Enrolment Periods & Duration

 

Intake End of Program Duration Application Deadline
From Mid January Mid February 1~6 weeks

N/A

From Early April Mid May 1~6 weeks

N/A

From Early June Mid July 1~6 weeks (12 weeks*)

N/A

From Mid July Late August 1~6 weeks

N/A

From Early October Early November 1~6 weeks

N/A

*Students can combine both summer programs to up to 12 weeks

 

Morning classes and afternoon activities:

 

  • Morning classes are held from 9:30 to 12:20 (Monday to Friday)
  • Afternoon activities are held from 13:30 to 15:20 (On selected days from Monday to Friday)
  • Activities can take place in the evening or on Weekends

Course Features & Electives

  • PRACTICAL JAPANESE

    Learn how to use practical Japanese for your daily life

  • SEASONAL ACTIVITIES

    Choose your favorite season and join activities in winter, spring, summer or autumn

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees
1 Week ¥44,800
2 Weeks ¥89,600
3 Weeks ¥134,400
4 Weeks ¥179,200
5 Weeks ¥219,520
6 Weeks ¥259,840
7 Weeks* ¥300,060
8 Weeks* ¥340,680
9 Weeks* ¥380,800
10 Weeks* ¥421,120
11 Weeks* ¥461,440
12 Weeks* ¥501,760

*summer program only

 

Other fees
Enrollment fee ¥22,000
Textbooks ¥4,000

Because our counselling service is free,
the tuition fees listed here will be the same as the school’s original tuition fees.

Student Demographics

East Asia

29%

Europe

28%

North America

18%

Oceania

14%

Southeast Asia

11%

Our Free Services

We aim to support all students who are interested in coming to Japan to study & live.
For this reason, we provide all of these services at not cost to you.
  • School & Visa
    Application Support

  • Free Japanese
    Language Lessons

  • Accommodation
    Setup

  • 24-Hour
    Emergency Assistance

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