Program Details

We offer 9 different programs to meet our students’ needs including: Standard Course * Standard + Private Course * JLPT Preparation Course * Traditional Culture Course * Pop Culture Course * Fashion Culture Course * Travel Japanese Course * Summer Course
Location:
Sapporo, Japan
Program Type:
Intensive Language
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Duration:
1-3 months
Language:
Japanese

Program Overview

Program Description:

Our Intensive Japanese lessons with small classes and a maximum of 6 students, have a balanced focus on conversation, reading and writing. We specialize in short term stays and our extracurricular activities are structured for students to make the most of their time in Japan. We offer a variety of culture experience lessons, so everyone will find something they are interested in. We pride ourselves in providing our students a very warm and relaxed environment to learn Japanese and many opportunities to meet local people!

We offer 9 different programs to meet our students’ needs including: Standard Course * Standard + Private Course * JLPT Preparation Course * Traditional Culture Course * Pop Culture Course * Fashion Culture Course * Travel Japanese Course * Summer Course * Winter Course. No matter which Japanese level you possess, we welcome you to join us!

·Courses start every Monday. And can be can be as short as a week. ·Classes are small with a maximum of 6 students. ·15 lessons per week, 1 lesson is 50 minutes.

Setting Description:
Sapporo is one of the largest cities in Japan, but within a short drive or train ride you can find incredibly stunning places to enjoy breathtaking nature. The food in Hokkaido is great, the people are kind, and the combination of city and country life is beautiful. To help you enjoy all aspects of Sapporo, Hokkaido JaLS provide you with many after-school and weekend activities. Hokkaido JaLS has great access from both the Sapporo Station and Odori Station (five minutes on foot from both stations) and we are surrounded by many restaurants, shops and other tourist attractions.
Cost:
Japanese Standard Course: 23,500 JPY per week Travel Japanese Course: 23,500 JPY per week Japanese Standard + Private Course: 41,500 JPY per week Traditional Culture Course: 29,200 JPY per week Fashion Culture Course : 29,200 JPY per week Pop Culture Course : 29,200 JPY per week (** We offer 10% OFF starting from the 5th week of your stay. Please visit the school website or contact us for details.**)

Additional Program Information

Requirements:
14 Minimum Age Limit
Scholarships:
No

Program Reviews

Overall Rating

4.9

Based on 30 Reviews

  • My stay at JaLS (April 2018-June 2018)
    5.0
    11/26/18

    Often when you read things about a school on their site they exaggerate how good the school is and how great your experience there will be. So when I read the over positive information about JaLS on their website, I thought that it was an exaggeration

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • overall very happy with my JALS experience
    4.0
    10/13/18

    Overall I had a very enjoyable time on the standard course and would recommend it. +Teachers very knowledgeable and kind +Staff all super friendly +Lots of great activities +Location very central +Small class sizes +Really nice lounge with opportunity

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • JaLS Hokkaido
    5.0
    10/01/18

    Learning Japanese at JaLS Hokkaido was one of the most wonderful experiences in my life. First, there are lots of attractive spots in Sapporo. If you start walking at the JaLS, you can get anywhere within 20minutes. In addition, it takes less than

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Summer Course + Standard Course at Hokkaido Japanese Language School (JALS).
    5.0
    09/27/18

    I took a 6 weeks Summer Course + 2 weeks Standard Course at JALS and what I can say is that the time that I spent at JALS and Sapporo is one of the best moments in my life. It was such an amazing experience for me to have met a lot of lovely people from

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Great school to make progress in a short period of time
    4.0
    08/21/18

    I attended the Standard + Private Course at Hokkaido JaLS and am very pleased with the experience I had. The atmosphere at the school is great, teachers and staff are friendly and do their best to make everyone feel welcome. The café/lounge at the

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Amazing Experience at Hokkaido Japanese Language School!
    5.0
    08/20/18

    I studied at Hokkaido Japanese Language School for 10 weeks in the spring and stayed at a share house organised through the school. Sapporo is a great city and it’s easy to get out into the countryside, definitely a good choice if you’re looking for

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • A great month at Jals
    5.0
    06/22/18

    My boyfriend and I really enjoyed our time studying Japanese at Jals. All the teachers are enthusiastic and encouraging. They made me feel completely comfortable to speak up and make mistakes in class. I think this is really important when learning

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Awesome Experience
    5.0
    06/13/18
    really grateful for the chance to study here, the teachers are very great, the staffs are really nice, the school provided many facilities. also we can make new friends here. the accomodation was also really clean and nice. thankyou jals!
    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • One month Japanese
    5.0
    05/24/18

    There are several reasons for choosing Jals, first of all the website is attractive with well designed format and content of the courses are comprehensive. I had received prompt responses from the staff of Jals throughout the application process. The

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • My experience at Jals
    5.0
    05/20/18
    In jals , teachers and staffs like your friends and family , they are very nice , kind and friendly . The most important thing is in there you can improve your Japanese skills a lot !!!
    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Standard
    5.0
    04/24/18

    I went to Sapporo Jals last year during one month. I don't know how to explain how incredible this experience was. As a real Swiss person, I am not afraid of the cold but I didn't expect to see that much snow in Sapporo. It was totally magical, with

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • A wonderful winter in Sapporo.
    5.0
    04/18/18

    I particularly enjoyed my time studying Japanese at JALS in Sapporo. Not only did I have great teachers, I also made lots of friends from around the world through the program. The three hours of class for five days a week were perfect for a student like

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • The perfect staying
    5.0
    04/17/18

    This was the second time I went to sapporo jals. First time I made the winter course, and the second one just the course without the activities. Teachers are friendly and helpful, And classes are made from few students, in this way lessons are intense,

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Learn Japanese effectively and have fun!
    5.0
    03/28/18

    I studied for 6 weeks at Hokkaido JaLS in their standard course. I picked JaLS because of its flexibility, and helpfulness after the many emails I sent through to the school. A reassuring fact for me was its high teaching quality as demonstrated by awards

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Best school ever!!!
    5.0
    07/26/16

    When I was looking for a Japanese language school in Japan, JaLS immediately got my attention, because of how many interesting activities it offered besides regular lessons, and also because classes were so small in comparison to other schools.I chose

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • JALS May 2016
    5.0
    05/20/16

    I spent four weeks studying Japanese in JALS and had such an amazing time. The class sizes are small, and learning for three hours a day really lets you improve your Japanese ability really quickly - but I never felt stressed out at all. The lessons are

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • An Outstanding Japanese Language Program!
    5.0
    05/27/15

    Everyone at the school was so kind and friendly. The teachers and staff have a great sense of humor and truly make you feel welcomed. The language lesson instructions was very interactive and there was never a dull moment in the classroom. The school

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Quality language instruction with a unique cultural experience
    5.0
    05/16/15

    Classes: I did a 9 week winter course, taking group lessons which lasted 3 hours every weekday morning. The small class sizes (max of 6) allowed plenty of personal attention from the instructors to help practice and improve my language skills. My instructors

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Five and a Half Weeks, Loved All of It!
    5.0
    04/15/15

    The staff is incredibly nice and good at teaching. My time there prepared me for over a semester's worth of intensive 2nd year Japanese at my university, and I still had most of the day to freely explore Sapporo and its surroundings with my new international

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • My short but memorable time at Jals
    4.0
    04/13/15

    Last summer I wanted to spend some time in Japanese language school, but due to my summer job my time schedule was quite intensive. Luckily the courses were very flexible, basically you could start your course every Monday suitable for you. I ended up

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • 4 week program with private course (september 2014)
    4.0
    04/12/15

    I enjoyed my stay at Sapporo. It has all the benefits of a big city, but without the downsides. Such as pollution and being overcrowded. I really enjoyed the Jals programm, Classes are smal, so you can always give your answer our ask your question, I

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Vivid and Memorable time at JaLS
    5.0
    04/09/15

    My time at this school was my first time travelling to Japan. I thought it would be a normal dull language school and a good class, but what I had experienced was far beyond my expectation. My first impression of the school is that the decoration and

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • I was no any regent to spent 3 months for learning japanese and living in hokkaido!
    5.0
    04/06/15

    Actually, I hated learning language when I was young, that's is hard for me! im not good for studying, so i give up to learning english for a long long time Forgive me using the bad english here. why i try to say something here, because i want more

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Amazing experience
    5.0
    04/06/15

    I took the summer course last year and I have to say it was an amazing experience. The lessons were always fun - but also a lot of content was taught. The cultural lessons were amazing and something to always look back on. A great way to meet people from

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • JALs Private Lessons!
    5.0
    04/05/15

    I am currently a student at the school who is taking private lessons only. I moved here from a different school as I wasn`t achieving my desired results. The progress that has been made over the last 6 months has been amazing (went up one JLPT level).

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Amazing people, amazing learning, amazing time!!
    5.0
    04/05/15

    My time at Hokkaido JaLS as a student included morning group classes, afternoon 1-1 lessons, and activities. Everything was brilliant! I had a great time, made some amazing friends and gained confidence in my Japanese! The morning classes are a maximum

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • 6 week winter course
    5.0
    04/05/15

    Well as the title shows its about my 6 weeks i spent at Jals. Firstly i came to japan with pretty much zero Japanese, but i decided to pick Jals as the place to get my Japanese going. For a few simple but important reasons, location, class size, Best

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • A brilliant experience!
    5.0
    04/05/15

    I spent a month in Hokkaido JaLS in July 2014 on their standard course, and I loved every minute of it. I was nervous at first, but the friendly teachers and relaxed atmosphere helped me settle into the place very quickly. We had two teachers who

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Fun Educational Experience
    5.0
    04/05/15

    - Standard lessons with experienced teachers, learning by playing, talking, and have fun - Friendly teachers and staffs, the atmosphere is warm - Many fun activities to do with schoolmates and staffs, including many Japanese traditional activities -

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • A great school and great experience
    5.0
    04/05/15

    In just 6 short weeks of studying at Hokkaido JaLS, I learned a whole college semester's worth of material -- and without all that much effort. Every day you have class in a relaxed environment from about 9 - 12:30 with a few breaks in between. There

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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