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Japanese school in Sapporo: Hokkaido Japanese Language School

Organized social activities were rated by students as the best or among the top 20% of all schools in Japan

What we like about the school

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

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Hokkaido Japanese Language School

The language school Hokkaido Japanese Language School 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).

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

Facilities for disabled students

  • Wheelchair access to classroom

  • Disabled toilet

  • Wheelchair access to reception

  • Wheelchair access to cafeteria

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

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

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):

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2
5
5
10
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2
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15
5
1

Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is New Chitose.It takes 60 minutes  to school.

Language school closed

In 2017 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2017 - 08.Jan.2017In 2018 (including national and regional bank holidays): 21.Dec.2018 - 31.Dec.2018

Japanese Courses

Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in ¥ 23500 22325 47000 44650 70500 66975 94000 89300 115150 109393 136300 129485 157450 149578 178600 169670 220900 209855 263200 250040 21150 20093
Price in US$ 198 396 594 792 971 1149 1327 1505 1861 2218 179
Starting dates
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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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in ¥ 32700 31065 65400 62130 98100 93195 130800 124260 160230 152219 189660 180177 219090 208136 248520 236094 277950 264053 307380 292011 366240 347928
Price in US$ 276 551 827 1102 1350 1598 1846 2094 2342 2590 3086
Summer is a beautiful season to enjoy the cooler and less humid temperatures of Hokkaido. The Summer Course combines small group class study time with cultural and social activities that enable students to immerse themselves in Japanese life and cultural. Students can meet friends from all over the world and enjoy being part of a vibrant learning community! The summer activities also include day trips, festivals and many opportunities to enjoy the region!
Starting dates
2017: 05.Jun.2017, 12.Jun.2017, 19.Jun.2017, 26.Jun.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 10.Jul.2017, 17.Jul.2017, 24.Jul.2017, 31.Jul.2017, 07.Aug.2017, 14.Aug.2017, 21.Aug.2017.
2018: 04.Jun.2018, 11.Jun.2018, 18.Jun.2018, 25.Jun.2018, 02.Jul.2018, 09.Jul.2018, 16.Jul.2018, 23.Jul.2018, 30.Jul.2018, 06.Aug.2018, 13.Aug.2018, 20.Aug.2018.
Absolute beginners start on: 05.Jun.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 07.Aug.2017
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
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 10 12 Additional Week
Price in ¥ 41500 39425 83000 78850 124500 118275 166000 157700 203350 193183 240700 228665 278050 264148 315400 299630 390100 370595 464800 441560 37350 35483
Price in US$ 350 700 1049 1399 1714 2028 2343 2657 3287 3916 315
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 .
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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Note: All courses offered by Hokkaido Japanese Language School, 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:The standard course focuses on practical language application and offers plenty of chances to practice speaking Japanese in and outside of the classroom. The small class sizes of max. 8 students ensure that learning can be flexibly tailored to each student. There are also opportunities to take place in a variety of social and cultural activities in the afternoons or evenings, and make friends with local people.
Mandatory bank fee of 4000 JPY.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in ¥ 21000 42000 63000 84000 21000 15000
Price in US$ 187 373 559 745 187 134
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:
45 minutes by public transport
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 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in ¥ 26760 53520 80280 107040 26760 15000
Price in US$ 238 475 712 950 238 134
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 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in ¥ 13300 26600 39900 57000 13300 15000
Price in US$ 118 236 354 506 118 134
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. No extra nights bookable.
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.
  • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? no
  • Optional airport transfer
    New Chitose Airport: for 15000 ¥ (one way); for 30000 ¥ (return trip)

Reviews

City
5.0/5.0 
Organisation
5.0/5.0 
Facilities
5.0/5.0 
Social activities
5.0/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
5.0/5.0 
Value for money
5.0/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay
4.5/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.5/5.0 
Other
4.5/5.0 
Students liked about Hokkaido Japanese Language School, 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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