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Japanese school in Sapporo: Hokkaido JaLS

Organized social activities were rated by students as the best or among the top 20% of all schools in JapanAverage student rating for this school was the best or in the top 20% among all schools in Japan

What we like about the school

  • Excellent rating of teaching quality
  • Top rated social activities
  • Top rated school facilities
  • Sapporo is one of the top destinations our students liked most

Hokkaido JaLS

The language school Hokkaido JaLS was founded in Sapporo, Japan in 2012. Based in the centre of Sapporo, the school is only a few minutes walk from both Sapporo main station and Odori stations. It is also close to main department stores, restaurants and tourist attractions.

The school address is: Takeseto Bldg. 2F 1-29 Kita2 Nishi3, 060-0002 - Sapporo, Japan (see on map)

Accreditations and Quality seals

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School Size:

Facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Restaurant

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Drink vending machine

  • Library

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Movie room

  • Games room

  • Lounge

  • Student support desk

  • Video game console

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • TV in some classrooms

  • Air conditioning in all classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in most classrooms

Number of classrooms:

14

Number of public PC workstations:

1

Facilities for disabled students

  • Wheelchair access to classroom

  • Disabled toilet

  • Wheelchair access to reception

  • Wheelchair access to cafeteria

Prices include

  • Organized activities
  • Internet access and use of school computers
  • Welcome dinner
  • Wireless LAN zone at school
  • Free certificate of course attendance
  • Language level placement test before arrival
  • For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week

Course material:

Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 4000 ¥ per course.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 60
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 30

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 7
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 7

Minimum age of students

  • 14 years
  • 14 years for specific Junior courses

Japanese teacher qualifications

  • 90 % hold a university degree
  • 100 % hold a recognised language teaching qualification

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

10
2
5
5
10
3
2
2
15
5
1

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is New Chitose.

New Chitose Airport:
15000 ¥ pick up

Days without class

In 2019 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2019 - 06.Jan.2019 - 23.Dec.2019, 23.Dec.2019 - 31.Dec.2019.

Japanese Courses

Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in ¥ 23500 22325 47000 44650 70500 66975 94000 89300 115150 109393 136300 129485 157450 149578 178600 169670 199750 189763 220900 209855 263200 250040
Price in US$ 204 407 611 814 997 1180 1363 1546 1729 1912 2278
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 07.Jan.2019, 04.Feb.2019, 04.Mar.2019, 01.Apr.2019, 06.May.2019, 03.Jun.2019, 15.Jul.2019, 26.Aug.2019, 30.Sep.2019, 04.Nov.2019, 02.Dec.2019
General course schedule
3 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 12:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in ¥ 44500 42275 89000 84550 133500 126825 178000 169100 218050 207148 258100 245195 298150 283243 338200 321290 378250 359338 418300 397385 498400 473480
Price in US$ 386 771 1156 1541 1887 2234 2581 2927 3274 3620 4314
The Standard Course with Private Lessons enables you to combine small group classes each morning, with private one-to-one lessons in the afternoon for 6 additional hours a week. This is ideal for students desiring accelerated learning and more opportunity to work towards personal goals and aims.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 07.Jan.2019, 04.Feb.2019, 04.Mar.2019, 01.Apr.2019, 06.May.2019, 03.Jun.2019, 15.Jul.2019, 26.Aug.2019, 30.Sep.2019, 04.Nov.2019, 02.Dec.2019
General course schedule
4-5 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in ¥ 32700 31065 65400 62130 98100 93195 130800 124260 160230 152219 189660 180177 -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 283 566 849 1132 1387 1642 -- -- -- -- --
Standard course plus 2 cultural activities per week: cooking, calligraphy, etc.
Starting dates:
* Winter Course: 07.01.
* Spring Course: 01.04.
* Summer Course: 03.06 and 15.07.
* Autumn Course: 30.09.
Starting dates
2019: 07.Jan.2019, 04.Feb.2019, 04.Mar.2019, 01.Apr.2019, 06.May.2019, 03.Jun.2019, 15.Jul.2019, 26.Aug.2019, 30.Sep.2019, 04.Nov.2019, 02.Dec.2019.
Absolute beginners start on: 07.Jan.2019, 01.Apr.2019, 03.Jun.2019, 15.Jul.2019, 30.Sep.2019
General course schedule
3 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in ¥ 29200 27740 58400 55480 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 253 506 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Students can choose among these options:
- Traditional culture: Tea Ceremony, Calligraphy, Kimono, Japanese Food, Japanese Garden, etc.
- Pop Culture: for students interested in manga and animation.
- Fashion Culture: for students interested in Japanese make-up, nails and fashion in general.
Starting dates
2019: 18.Feb.2019 - 25.Mar.2019 - 13.May.2019, 13.May.2019 - 27.May.2019 - 26.Aug.2019, 26.Aug.2019 - 23.Sep.2019 - 02.Dec.2019, 02.Dec.2019 - 16.Dec.2019.
Absolute beginners start on: 04.Mar.2019, 26.Aug.2019, 02.Dec.2019
General course schedule
3-4 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 12:30
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in ¥ -- -- -- 94000 89300 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- -- -- 814 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Intensive classes designed to practice and train for the N2 and N3 levels. Students are expected to work a minimum of 3 hours on their own (self-study, homework and preparation for the following class). Students are allowed to use the schools facilities to study (from 9:00 to 21:00).
Starting dates
2019: 04.Nov.2019.
General course schedule
3 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 16:30
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Note: All courses offered by Hokkaido JaLS, Sapporo can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just mention the course description in the comment field of the online registration form.
Lesson duration: 50 minutes
School's administrative fee: 21000.00 ¥
Comments about courses:Mandatory bank fee of JPY 4000.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in ¥ 18000 39000 60000 81000 99000 117000 135000 153000 189000 225000 18000 15000
Price in US$ 164 356 547 738 902 1066 1230 1394 1722 2050 164 137
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Students under the age of 18 must choose to live in a homestay throughout their stay in Sapporo. This accommodation option includes airport pickup.
Price extra night:
3000 ¥ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
33 minutes by public transport (average reported by our former students)
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 14
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in ¥ 23280 46560 69840 97200 120480 143760 167040 190320 236880 283440 23280 15000
Price in US$ 213 425 637 886 1098 1310 1522 1734 2158 2582 213 137
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per room
Fully furnished and located within convenient reach of local subway stations. It offers a more private and quieter style of living than other accommodation options. This accommodation option includes airport pickup. No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
20 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Heating, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in ¥ 13300 26600 39900 57000 70300 83600 96900 110200 136800 163400 13300 15000
Price in US$ 122 243 364 520 641 762 883 1004 1247 1489 122 137
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Each Sharehouse is clean and provides a personal, private bedroom, alongside shared kitchen, bathroom and living facilities. Option recommended for those wishing to make friends wish local Japanese people and who enjoy living in a community.
Price extra night:
1900 ¥ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
20 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
The school offers a variety of accommodation options suitable for short to medium term stays in Sapporo. These vary in price and availability, so particularly in peak seasons, it is advised to book early to avoid disappointment.
Airport pick up (15,000 JPY) is mandatory for all students staying in homestay and private apartment accommodation. It's optional for share house.

Reviews

City
5.0/5.0 
Organisation
4.9/5.0 
Facilities
4.6/5.0 
Social activities
4.7/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
4.9/5.0 
Value for money
4.9/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay
4.9/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.9/5.0 
Other
4.9/5.0 
Students liked about Hokkaido JaLS, Sapporo
Café in the school
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0/5.0
Other
4.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.0/5.0
The teachers and the staff were amazing, as well as the common lounge where you can study and meet up with locals
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Other
5.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Have fun in Susukino area, eat ramen at the Ramen Republic, then get a car and travel around Hokkaido!
Other comments: I hope to be back soon!!! ;)

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