Hokkaido JaLS specializes in short-term Japanese language study. We have won numerous awards since our establishment in 2012, combining professional Japanese tuition in our intensive language programs with opportunities to use Japanese in practical rea-life situations through a variety of activities and cultural experiences. We welcome all students and provide warm, family-like environment where they receive the support necessary to be successful. It is our desire for students to have such wonderful, memorable, and deep Japanese cultural experiences that they fall in love with the country and return to study here in the future.
In 1986, the International Japanese Language Institute of Sapporo became the first language school in Hokkaido Prefecture to establish a Japanese language program. Some 100 students from 25 countries are learning here, and our alumni exceed 1,000. Many have gone on to study at Japanese universities -- more than 80% in recent years. Lessons are conducted in small classes organized according to the student's level. For those wishing to become Japanese language instructors, we have established a program for teaching Japanese as a foreign language. Many Japanese students are learning under this program. These settings enable students to take lessons suited to their individual levels and to enjoy opportunities to use the Japanese they have just learned. We endeavor to offer an ideal study environment and education for people wishing to enter Japanese universities or to use their Japanese in the workplace. There are a few unique expressions but there is no dialect in particular in Hokkaido. The intonation is basically the same as standard Japanese.
I had been studying Japanese language on my own for almost one year and did not know what to expect from JALS. I was more than pleasantly surprised! The facilities (especially the lounge, bookstore, and common area as well as the classrooms) were... more
Whether you are a student, a business professional, or a traveler, there is a language course in Sapporo that is right for you. There are Japanese courses available for all fluency levels, ages and time durations. Just select a course type from the list below to get started.
General Japanese courses are for adults who want to improve their speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in Japanese. Most general Japanese courses are for adults age 16 and up. 2 - 48 week courses available. Most courses average 30 classes per week.