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Japanese school in Sapporo: Hokkaido JaLS

Average student rating for this school was the best or in the top 20% among all schools in Japan
4.9

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

  • 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 language school Hokkaido JaLS was founded in Sapporo, Japan in 2012.
  • Address: Takeseto Bldg. 2F 1-29 Kita2 Nishi3, 060-0002 - Sapporo, Japan (see on map)
  • Legal name / parent company: CO&CO Co., Ltd
  • Tax registration ID: 00586986
  • Covid-19 Status: School currently open

Covid-19 related security measures that are taken by Hokkaido JaLS

Our staff help students test their temperature everyday.
We also tell teachers, students, staff to wear masks, wash hands,bgargle and to keep social distance all the time.
We will accept students living in Japan in July and August. If the travel ban will be removed later, we would like to accept students from foreign countries from September.

Accreditations and Quality seals

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School Size:

Facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Microwave for student use

  • Drink vending machine

  • Library

  • Lounge

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • Air conditioning in all classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in most classrooms

Number of classrooms:

14

Facilities for disabled students

  • Wheelchair access to classroom

  • 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: 70
  • 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 2021 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2021, 11 Feb. 2021, 29 Apr. 2021, 23 Nov. 2021, 25 Dec. 2021, 31 Dec. 2021.

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$ 248 495 742 990 1212 1435 1657 1880 2102 2325 2770
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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This course combines 15 small group classes per week with 6 private lessons in the afternoon, ideal for students desiring accelerated learning and more opportunity to work towards personal goals and aims.
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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Enjoy the momiji in Sapporo! With this course, not only will you study Japanese, but you will also enjoy two cultural activities per week. On your free afternoons, you can join the activities organised by the school (fees not included) and socialise with your classmates from all over the world!
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
2021: 04 Oct. 2021, 11 Oct. 2021, 18 Oct. 2021, 25 Oct. 2021, 01 Nov. 2021.
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 US$ 332 664 995 1327 1625 1923 -- -- -- -- --
Spring is an amazing time to visit Sapporo! With this programme, you'll have Japanese classes in the morning and twice per week you'll participate in cultural activities organized by the school to make the most of your stay in Japan! But the rest of your afternoons won't be wasted: the school has organised plenty of fun activities (an extra will be charged for these).
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
2021: 05 Apr. 2021, 12 Apr. 2021, 19 Apr. 2021, 26 Apr. 2021, 03 May 2021, 10 May 2021.
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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Sapporo's summer is cool which means you'll be able to concentrate on your studies at the same time that you experience the authentic Japanese lifestyle! You'll have classes in the morning, two cultural activities per week and the rest of the afternoons will be filled with social activities (an extra will be charged for these) organised by the school.
Course A: from 07 June to 16 July. Course B: from 19 July to 27 Aug.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
2021: 14 Jun. 2021, 21 Jun. 2021, 28 Jun. 2021, 05 Jul. 2021, 12 Jul. 2021, 19 Jul. 2021, 26 Jul. 2021, 02 Aug. 2021, 09 Aug. 2021, 16 Aug. 2021, 23 Aug. 2021, 07 Jun. 2021.
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 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
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This programme includes the Standard Course plus 2 activities per week to explore Japanese traditional culture. Some of these activities include: Tea ceremony, flower arrangement, calligraphy, karate, sweets baking, sushi making…
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
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Price in ¥ 27000 25650 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 248 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Is this your first time in Japan? Then this is the perfect course for you! You will learn all the essentials to communicative effectively on your daily routine: ordering food, asking for directions...
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
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Price in ¥ -- -- -- -- -- 246000 233700 287000 272650 328000 311600 369000 350550 410000 389500 492000 467400
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- 2254 2629 3005 3380 3756 4507
Standard course plus 20 hours of internship experience per week.
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
Afternoon: 13:30  - 16:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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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
2021: 08 Nov. 2021.
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:
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 ¥

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$ 174 376 579 781 955 1128 1302 1476 1823 2170 174 145
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, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, 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 113700 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 15000
Price in US$ 296 591 886 1097 145
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, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), 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$ 258 516 774 938 1196 1454 1712 1970 2486 3001 258 15
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, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Heating, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
High season dates 21 Oct. 2021 - 31 Dec. 2021
High season:
High season supplement per week: 3850 ¥
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$ 550 687 825 962 1100 1374 1649 129 145
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
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, 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

Rating: 4.9/5.0

Location of the school

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0
Organisation

Rating: 4.8/5.0

4.8
Facilities

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4
Social activities

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.9/5.0

4.9
Value for money

Rating: 4.8/5.0

4.8
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4.9/5.0

4.9
Shared Flat (apartment)
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Other

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0
What students liked about Hokkaido JaLS, Sapporo
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
Value for money
5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
School organization
5.0
Social activities
5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0
Other
5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
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
Value for money
5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
School organization
5.0
Social activities
5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0
Other
5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
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!!! ;)
Good teachers giving their best, and very friendly and helpful staff.
Overall rating
5.0
Value for money
5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
School organization
5.0
Social activities
5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0
Other
5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0
The quality of teaching. The great hospitality from my host family
Overall rating
5.0
Value for money
5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
School organization
5.0
Social activities
5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0
Other
5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0
Additional information
Other comments: Classes are without air conditioning, others without windows.
Friendly teachers, lots of conversation
Overall rating
5.0
Value for money
5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
School organization
5.0
Social activities
5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0
Other
5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0

Brochures

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2021 Prices
2021 Prices
 Summer Course (PDF)
Summer Course (PDF)
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Summer Course (PDF)
Spring Course 2021
Spring Course 2021
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Calendar (PDF)
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Summer Course B
Summer Course B
2021 Calender
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Summer Course A 2021
Summer Course A 2021

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  • Certificates
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  • Learning together
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  • Excursions in Sapporo
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  • Students in Sapporo
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  • Hokkaido JaLS students
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  • Art
    Art8/21
  • Successful students
    Successful students 9/21
  • Happy students
    Happy students 10/21
  • Enjoying the snow
    Enjoying the snow11/21
  • Enjoying Sapporo
    Enjoying Sapporo12/21
  • Tea ceremony
    Tea ceremony13/21
  • Cafe
    Cafe14/21
  • Hokkaido JaLS lesson
    Hokkaido JaLS lesson15/21
  • Exploring Sapporo
    Exploring Sapporo16/21
  • Having fun
    Having fun17/21
  • Learning about Japanese culture
    Learning about Japanese culture18/21
  • Seeing Sapporo
    Seeing Sapporo19/21
  • Fun activities
    Fun activities 20/21
  • Playing in the snow
    Playing in the snow21/21

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Other Japanese schools in Sapporo offering Japanese courses: 
  1. Japanese Language Institute of Sapporo

    Rating: 4.9/5.0

    4.3

    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 JALS
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from New Chitose Airport (15000 ¥)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at 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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