Fall in love with Japan.
Make memories that will last a lifetime.
A warm and family-like school offering life-changing opportunities.
Hokkaido JaLS is located in Sapporo, the largest city on the island. We specialize in short-term Japanese language study. We have won numerous awards since our establishment in 2012, combining professional Japanese tuition in our intensive language programs with opportunities to use Japanese in practical rea-life situations through a variety of activities and cultural experiences. We welcome all students and provide warm, family-like environment where they receive the support necessary to be successful. It is our desire for students to have such wonderful, memorable, and deep Japanese cultural experiences that they fall in love with the country and return to study here in the future.
Hokkaido JaLS cares for the needs of each
and every student and is driven by 6 core values.
Qualified teachers, small class sizes, and a proven curriculum to help you meet your goals.
Feel at home and at ease with the care and support of our staff and teachers.
Choose from a variety of courses types and start on any Monday.
Year-round cultural lessons and activities for an immersive learning experience.
We are conveniently located within 5-minute walk from Sapporo Station
Make new connections with students from around the world and with Japanese locals.
At Hokkaido JaLS, we pride ourselves in being Japanese language specialists.
Our curriculum is uniquely designed to offer the maximum benefit to short-term learners, all our teachers hold a professional Japanese teaching license, and we are continually recognised as one of the top language schools in the world by our professional partners.
Kind, caring, and supportive teachers and staff to help make you feel at home.
Every year, we welcome students from over 30 different countries, and every year, many students return to our school to reconnect with us and continue their studies. This is a place where you are truly welcome and where you can study in a supportive environment.
Our school is committed to keeping courses and class sizes small, intimate and flexible.
You can study at Hokkaido JaLS for a minimum of 1 week, and we offer rolling programs, from beginner to advance Japanese, every Monday. Classes are a maximum of 8 students, and an average of 5, which means that every student here receives detailed personal attention and care.
Immersive cultural lessons and activities for an unforgettable experience.
Offered year-round, our activities offer chances to refine your language skills and cultural understaning during your time in Japan. Providing you with fun, exciting, and memorable experiences is one of our top priorities.
Hokkaido JaLS is located within a 5-minute walk from Sapporo station in the middle of downtown.
We are conveniently located near restaurants, shops, and popular tourist destinations. Our proximity to the train station also provides great access to the rest of Hokkaido. Our facility is stat of the art and includes a large café, bookshop, and study center, open into the night each day so you can make the most of your study time in Hokkaido.
Make new connections with students from around the world and with local Japanese people.
In addition to your regular classes you will have many opportunities to meet Japanese people informally. We also have a committed student support team to care for your individual needs before, during, and after your stay in Hokkaido.
At Hokkaido JaLS there is so much on offer! Please explore in more detail below.
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We are conveniently located within 5-minute walk from Sapporo Station.Details
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