Choose from our variety of courses to suit your needs.


Hokkaido JaLS aims to support you to find the best fit possible
for your Japanese learning needs in a supported and flexible environment.

Winter Course in Japan

Winter is the most unique season in Hokkaido, the amount of snow is unbelievable! After 3 hours of Japanese study every morning we have prepared many different cultural experiences and winter activities for you to enjoy. Come and enjoy everything winter in Sapporo has to offer with classmates from all over the world!

In addition to taking 15 lessons of Japanese a week, and 2 cultural lessons and 3 activities a week.

Winter Course

(Monday) 6th Jan 2025 – (Friday) 14th Feb 2025 (maximum 6 weeks)
44,800 JPY / week
Introductory to advanced (all levels)
9: 30 ~ 12: 20 (1 day 50 minutes lesson 3 frames)
Class size
Maximum 8 people
30 people



Japanese Yen - JPY

Price Chart
1 Week2 Weeks3 Weeks4 Weeks5 Weeks6 Weeks
44,800 JPY89,600 JPY134,400 JPY179,200 JPY219,520 JPY259,840 JPY
Price Chart
1 Week44,800 JPY
2 Weeks89,600 JPY
3 Weeks134,400 JPY
4 Weeks179,200 JPY
5 Weeks10%OFF219,520 JPY
6 Weeks10%OFF259,840 JPY
  • Starting at week 5, you will receive a 10% discount for every extra week (40,320 JPY)
  • The registration fee for all courses is 22,000 JPY
  • The learning materials for all courses are 4,000 JPY


Winter is a wonderful time to visit Hokkaido.

We are waiting
for you!

The advantage of Hokkaido in Winter

Winter is a wonderful time to visit Sapporo. The streets are covered in mountains of beautiful snow, allowing for many exciting winter activities such as skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing, all within the city limits. After, enjoy a soak in one of the many famous hot springs. From February, the largest Snow Festival in Japan is held, The Sapporo Snow Festival. People from all around the world come to see the giant sculptures carved in snow, and enjoy the winter activities and food. Even in winter, you can conveniently get around the city via the underground subway system, so you won’t miss any of the winter excitement!


There are many unique reasons that JaLS courses are
perfect for your Japanese learning needs.

Small Class

Because we limit our class sizes to a maximum of 8 students per teacher, you are guaranteed to get the care and attention that you need to improve your Japanese skills quickly and intensively.

Flexible Start

Because of our flexible style, regardless of your level, you can begin on any Monday and graduate on any Friday. You can even study for as little as 1-week and make the most of your time in Japan.


Because of our full and active school community, there are plenty of activities and chances to make local Japanese friends and enjoy your life in Japan.

In order to improve your Japanese conversational skills within a short period of time, we focus on three main areas – practice, speak and use! The classes at Hokkaido JaLS are designed for a maximum of 8 people in each class. This way, our teachers are able to coach our students individually, giving you plenty of chance to clarify doubts and practice Japanese. After class, students are encouraged to use Japanese actively out of school and on the streets of Sapporo!

Example of Japanese Lessons

Beginner level

Shopping in Japanese
1.Learning grammar and vocabulary in class
2.Using the new grammar and vocabulary while shopping!

Intermediate level

Writing a report on popular restaurants and shops
1.Learn how to conduct an interview in Japanese
2. Interview people at the restaurant/shop
3. Write, draw, create a report!

Practice Japanese in cultural experience and activities

At Hokkaido JaLS, students get many chances to use Japanese outside of the classroom. Every day, we have a mini event for JaLS students, staff, students from local universities, and working adults from Sapporo to meet, interact and have fun together. It’s a great way for you to practice Japanese and make new friends!

We strongly encourage our short-term students to participate in the after-class activities. By speaking to our volunteers in Japanese, your language skills will advance rapidly and you will be able to enjoy speaking Japanese!

Learning support

Complimentary use of our café lounge

Students who choose not to take part in after class activities are free to study in our café lounge. Teachers are available in the staff room to answer your questions. We hope this will aid you in your studies!

Exchange session with local Japanese

It is important to talk Japanese with the teachers, but if you get a chance to speak with other local Japanese, it is a good practice too. During your stay in Japan, Hokkaido JaLS’s exchange session will help you make friends with Japanese people.

Free Japanese lessons

Every week we offer free Japanese lessons. From conversation classes with Japanese locals to a place to practice kanji, the lessons are varied and lots of fun.

More than 100 reference books available for your use

If you have any questions during your self study time, please feel free to ask your teachers. We are more than happy to help you find the study method and materials that fit you best.