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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
4.9/5

Rating: 4.9/5.0

What we like about the school

  • Small class sizes
  • Excellent rating of teaching quality
  • Top rated school facilities

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

ALTOIALC Preferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalEaquals

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

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test before arrival
  • INCLUDED 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 level.

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 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2020, 13 Jan. 2020, 11 Feb. 2020, 23 Feb. 2020, 24 Feb. 2020, 20 Mar. 2020, 29 Apr. 2020, 03 May 2020, 04 May 2020, 05 May 2020, 06 May 2020, 23 Jul. 2020, 24 Jul. 2020, 10 Aug. 2020, 21 Sep. 2020, 22 Sep. 2020, 03 Nov. 2020, 23 Nov. 2020.

If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are classes recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.

Japanese Courses

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Price in ¥ 27000 25650 54000 51300 81000 76950 108000 102600 132300 125685 156600 148770 180900 171855 205200 194940 229500 218025 253800 241110 302400 287280
Price in US$ 237 473 709 945 1158 1371 1583 1796 2008 2221 2646
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
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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Price in ¥ 48000 45600 96000 91200 144000 136800 192000 182400 235200 223440 278400 264480 321600 305520 364800 346560 408000 387600 451200 428640 537600 510720
Price in US$ 420 840 1260 1680 2058 2436 2814 3192 3570 3948 4704
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
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 ¥ 36200 34390 72400 68780 108600 103170 144800 137560 177380 168511 -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 317 634 951 1267 1552 -- -- -- -- -- --
05 Oct and 02 Nov are enrollment dates for complete beginners who have no foundation of Japanese.
Starting dates
2020: 05 Oct. 2020, 12 Oct. 2020, 19 Oct. 2020, 26 Oct. 2020, 02 Nov. 2020.
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  - 12:20
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in ¥ 32700 31065 65400 62130 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 287 573 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
This course might potentially not take place on the desired dates. Availability needs to be checked before confirmation.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
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  - 12:20
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 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 287 573 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
This course might potentially not take place on the desired dates. Availability needs to be checked before confirmation.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
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  - 12:20
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Reserve this course »
See availability »
FREE changes
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in ¥ 36200 34390 72400 68780 108600 103170 144800 137560 177380 168511 209960 199462 -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 317 634 951 1267 1552 1837 -- -- -- -- --
04 Apr and 04 May are enrollment dates for complete beginners who have no foundation of Japanese.
Starting dates
2020: 06 Apr. 2020, 13 Apr. 2020, 20 Apr. 2020, 27 Apr. 2020, 04 May 2020, 11 May 2020.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in ¥ 32700 31065 65400 62130 98100 93195 130800 124260 160230 152219 189660 180177 -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 287 573 859 1145 1402 1660 -- -- -- -- --
Course A: from 01 June to 10 July.
Course B: from 13 July to 21 Aug.
01 June and 13 July are enrollment dates for complete beginners who have no foundation of Japanese.
Starting dates
2020: 01 Jun. 2020, 08 Jun. 2020, 15 Jun. 2020, 22 Jun. 2020, 29 Jun. 2020, 06 Jul. 2020, 13 Jul. 2020, 20 Jul. 2020, 27 Jul. 2020, 03 Aug. 2020, 10 Aug. 2020, 17 Aug. 2020.
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  - 12:20
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Brochures
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in ¥ 32700 31065 65400 62130 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 287 573 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
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  - 12:20
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Reserve this course »
See availability »
FREE changes
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in ¥ 36200 34390 72400 68780 108600 103170 144800 137560 177380 168511 209960 199462 -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 317 634 951 1267 1552 1837 -- -- -- -- --
06 Jan and 03 Feb are enrollment dates for complete beginners who have no foundation of Japanese.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
2020: 06 Jan. 2020, 13 Jan. 2020, 20 Jan. 2020, 27 Jan. 2020, 03 Feb. 2020, 10 Feb. 2020.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Brochures
  (PDF)
Reserve this course »
See availability »
FREE changes
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in ¥ 27000 25650 54000 51300 81000 76950 108000 102600 132300 125685 156600 148770 180900 171855 205200 194940 229500 218025 253800 241110 302400 287280
Price in US$ 237 473 709 945 1158 1371 1583 1796 2008 2221 2646
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
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  - 12:20
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Reserve this course »
Work & Study
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in ¥ -- -- -- -- -- 246000 233700 287000 272650 328000 311600 369000 350550 410000 389500 492000 467400
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- 2153 2511 2870 3229 3588 4305
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Exam Preparation
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in ¥ -- -- -- 108000 102600 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- -- -- 945 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
2020: 09 Nov. 2020.
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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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$ 166 360 553 746 912 1078 1244 1410 1741 2073 166 139
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.
Price extra night:
3000 ¥ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
36 minutes by public transport (average reported by 9 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 ¥ 30610 61220 91830 114250 144860 175470 206080 236690 297910 359130 30610 15000
Price in US$ 282 564 846 1053 1335 1617 1898 2180 2744 3308 282 139
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.
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 ¥ 26760 53520 80280 97200 123960 150720 177480 204240 257760 311280 26760 1500
Price in US$ 247 493 740 896 1142 1389 1635 1881 2374 2867 247 14
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per room
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 ¥ -- -- -- 57000 71250 85500 99750 114000 142500 171000 13300 15000
Price in US$ 525 657 788 919 1050 1313 1575 123 139
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Minimum stay 4 weeks. If a student accepts to stay in this accommodation type for less than 4 weeks they will be charged for the full month.
This option is recommended for those wishing to make friends with 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.
Students under the age of 18 must choose to live in a homestay throughout their stay in Sapporo.

Reviews

4.9/5.0

Rating: 4.9/5.0

City

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7/5.0 
Organisation

Rating: 4.8/5.0

4.8/5.0 
Facilities

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.0 
Social activities

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.9/5.0

4.9/5.0 
Value for money

Rating: 4.8/5.0

4.8/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4.9/5.0

4.9/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
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Other

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0/5.0 
Students liked about Hokkaido JaLS, Sapporo
Good teachers giving their best, and very friendly and helpful staff.
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
The staff took care of us all the time and the teaching was very good, always making sure we understood the lesson properly. It was a nice experience.
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
Friendly teachers, lots of conversation
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
Activities
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
The quality of teaching. The great hospitality from my host family
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
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
Other comments: Classes are without air conditioning, others without windows.

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    FAQ about Hokkaido JaLS, Sapporo

  • Japanese courses at Hokkaido JaLS start at 25650 ¥ for Standard Course course with 15 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Homestay is the most popular among all our clients of Hokkaido JaLS
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from New Chitose Airport (15000 ¥)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Hokkaido JaLS varies from 6 students (Standard + Internship) to 8 students (Standard Course)
  • 90% of teachers at Hokkaido JaLS hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Hokkaido JaLS comes from USA with a 15% representation, followed by students from China (10%) and Russia (10%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Hokkaido JaLS offers courses from 14 years to 99. Average age is 25 during the summer and 28 for the rest of the year.
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