Learn Japanese at Kyoto Japanese Language School in Kyoto

Summer Course in Japan 2017

Summer Course in Japan 2018

Summer Course Introduction

Summer is the best season in Kyoto so come and study Japanese and experience Japanese culture this year! Kyoto JaLS has prepared summer course for those who are searching for a fun summer program.

Summer Course 2018 is divided in two periods
Course A: 4/6/2018(Monday) – 13/7(Friday)
Please see the pamphlet for more information.Here.

Course B: 16/7/2018(Monday) – 24/8(Friday)
Please see the pamphlet for more information.Here.

*Every Monday is admission day and every Friday is graduation day.
*It is possible to join for two courses.
Example of course participation period:
Admission June 25th (Mon) - Graduation July 27th (Fri)[ five weeks ]

The advantage of Kyoto – Escape the heat & humid in summer!


Kyoto has many exciting events such as Gion festival, Goyshama fire, and other traditional festivals held in various places during the summer.
Preparation begins months in advance of the Gion Festival, which starts with the Gion music performance.
Kyoto comes alive with a variety of events in the summer. On the terrace called “Yuka(Floor)” which is built along the Kamogawa river, you can enjoy your meal while being feeling the cool waterside breeze.
Kyoto summers tend to be hot, which makes traditional ways of avoiding the heat all the more enjoyable!

For more information on Kyoto please go to the About Kyoto page.

Japanese Lessons at Kyoto JaLS.

At Kyoto JaLS, we have tailored our curriculum to promote active usage of Japanese during your short stay in Japan.

Japanese lessons

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 Kyoto JaLS are designed for a maximum of 6 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 Kyoto!

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 Kyoto 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 Kyoto 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, Kyoto 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.


Summer Course A

Period: 4/6/2018(Monday) – 13/7(Friday) (5days a week for 6weeks)
Price: 32,700yen/week
Levels: All levels (Beginner – Advanced)
Time: 9:30 – 12:20 (Three 50 minute lessons per day)
Class size: max. 6 persons
Capacity: 30 students
Course Description:
If you want to experience Japanese pop culture we would recommend the Summer A course for you. On June 24th (Sat) we are going to go to a big manga and anime festival. To experiencing the nature and traditional Japanese culture we have prepared lots of activities that change every week. Let’s enjoy the Kyoto’s summer which is cool and enjoyable.

Summer Course B

Period: 16/7/2018(Monday) – 24/8(Friday) (5days a week for 6weeks)
Price: 32,700yen/week
Levels: All levels (Beginner – Advanced)
Time: 9:30 – 12:20 (Three 50 minute lessons per day)
Class size: max. 6 persons
Capacity: 30 students
Course Description:
We recommend the Summer course B if you want to see Koyasans famous lavender fields that are a popular tourist destination for Japanese as well. On July 22nd (Sat) let’s go and see the lavender fields that are in full bloom. In six weeks you can enjoy Japans summer, cultural experiences and activities that change every week.


It is possible to participate in Summer Course A and B consecutively.
For example, admission is on Monday 25th June and graduation is Friday 20th July.
We are flexible and welcome you at any time.

Other recommended course on summer 2018

Standard Course


This course is recommended for those who are not interested in the culture lessons. There will be three Japanese lessons in one day which will allow you to fully concentrate in Japanese studies and by participating in the activities you can enjoy summer in Kyoto.

Of course you are able to participate in the cultural activities that you are interested in for extra 5,400 yen payment per activity.

To see more details please go to the Standard course page.