Program Details

In Summer, Hokkaido is the best location to study Japanese and enjoy activities with Japanese people. Our small number Japanese class help your Japanese learning with trips and opportunities to practice your language skills in real life situations!
Sapporo, Japan
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Academic Year, Fall Semester, MayMester Intersession, Spring Break, Spring Semester, Summer, Winter Semester, Year Round

Program Overview

Program Description:

Our Intensive Japanese lessons have small classes and a maximum of 8 students, with 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. In our summer course 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!

The Seasonal Courses take our standard 15 Japanese lessons per week and add 2 traditional culture experiences per week for six weeks. Our students have the chance to experience a variety of Japanese culture, such as trying on kimono, making sushi, and tea ceremonies. Japanese volunteers participate in many of these events, giving students the opportunity to improve their Japanese in a setting other than the classroom and to make friends and experience Japan from the inside, not just as a tourist.

Students also have the opportunity to attend our 3 weekly optional activities to enjoy all that Hokkaido has to offer, such as rafting in the summer, or a world-famous snow festival in the winter! Join us any time of the year and enjoy learning Japanese in the beautiful city of Sapporo!


Seasonal Courses offered in the following timeframes:

Autumn Course: September - December

Winter Course: January - February

Spring Course: April - May

Summer Course: June - August


·Courses start every Monday and can be can be as short as a week.
·Classes are small with a maximum of 8 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. Hokkaido doesn’t have a rainy season, and the summer weather is warm and refreshing – perfect for enjoying summer-life here. 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.
32,700 yen/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

14 Minimum Age Limit

Program Reviews

Overall Rating


Based on 3 Reviews

  • A Week at JaLS

    I signed up for only a week because I was unsure what to expect. It was my first time in Hokkaido and the first time studying at JaLS. After my one week, I find JaLS--with its teaching method, the Sensei, and the supporting staff--to be excellent, and

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

    I have been to JaLS (Sapporo) during the Summer 2018. I stayed only two weeks here but this school was really amazing. Teachers are very nice people and very helpful, I was in a beginner course (1 year of japanese) but the content was very adapted to

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

    The JALS program is one of the few programs out there that has a very strong internationally environment. For one, the staff and students are open to helping other students to talk and grow as a person. One of the greatest experience for me was events

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