Spring Course in Japan 2017

Spring Course in Japan 2017

Spring Course Introduction

In the season most famous for stunning cherry blossom, come and discover the specialities of Sapporo for yourself. Explore the places, the culture, the food, the people and the language. In order to give you the most exciting chance to discover Japan, Hokkaido JaLS has designed a course filled with cultural lessons, activities and language study.
We are small and warm Japanese school offering many great experiences that we can enjoy together.

2017 Spring Course :
Monday 3rd April 2017 – Friday 5th May 2017

* It is possible to begin on any Monday and graduate on any Friday.
* You can participate for as little as one week.

Course Fee: 32,700JPY per week
Levels: Beginner – Advanced (All levels)
Time: 9:30 – 12:20
(Each day there are 3 x 50 minute Japanese lessons)
Class size: Maximum of 8 students
Places: 30

Please check the detailed schedule for more information. Spring Course pamphlet.

The Advantage of Sapporo in Spring

 The-Advantage-of-Hokkaido

In Sapporo, Spring means that cherry and plum blossoms will flower at the same time. Throughout Japan, this is unusual, and this unique beauty is only seen in Hokkaido and Tohoku. It’s a really special experience. In addition, in the mountains around Sapporo you can enjoy Spring skiing and snowboarding because the snow remains until late in the year. This incredible contrast of warm and cool weather, snow and fresh flowers makes Spring in Hokkaido particularly beautiful.

For more information on Hokkaido please go to the Hokkaido information page.

Japanese Lessons at Hokkaido JaLS.

At Hokkaido JaLS, we have tailored our curriculum to promote active usage of Japanese during your short stay in Japan.

Japanese lessons

In order to improve your Japanese conversational skills within a short period of time, we focus on three main areas – practice, speak and use! The classes at Hokkaido JaLS are designed for a maximum of 6 people in each class. This way, our teachers are able to coach our students individually, giving you plenty of chance to clarify doubts and practice Japanese. After class, students are encouraged to use Japanese actively out of school and on the streets of Sapporo!

Example of Japanese Lessons

Beginner level

Shopping in Japanese

1.Learning grammar and vocabulary in class
2.Using the new grammar and vocabulary while shopping!

Intermediate level

Writing a report on popular restaurants and shops

1.Learn how to conduct an interview in Japanese
2. Interview people at the restaurant/shop
3. Write, draw, create a report!

Practice Japanese in cultural experience and activities

At Hokkaido JaLS, students get many chances to use Japanese outside of the classroom. Every day, we have a mini event for JaLS students, staff, students from local universities, and working adults from Sapporo to meet, interact and have fun together. It’s a great way for you to practice Japanese and make new friends!

We strongly encourage our short-term students to participate in the after-class activities. By speaking to our volunteers in Japanese, your language skills will advance rapidly and you will be able to enjoy speaking Japanese!

Learning support

・Complimentary use of our café lounge
Students who choose not to take part in after class activities are free to study in our café lounge. Teachers are available in the staff room to answer your questions. We hope this will aid you in your studies!
・Exchange session with local Japanese
It is important to talk Japanese with the teachers, but if you get a chance to speak with other local Japanese, it is a good practice too. During your stay in Japan, Hokkaido JaLS’s exchange session will help you make friends with Japanese people.
・Free Japanese lessons
Every week we offer free Japanese lessons. From conversation classes with Japanese locals to a place to practice kanji, the lessons are varied and lots of fun.
・More than 100 reference books available for your use
If you have any questions during your self study time, please feel free to ask your teachers. We are more than happy to help you find the study method and materials that fit you best.