Traditional Culture Course



In addition to taking 15 lessons of Japanese a week, you will be able to take 4 classes of Traditional Culture.
Traditional Culture includes Tea Ceremony, Calligraphy, Kimono, Japanese Food, Japanese garden, Visit to a shrine and so on. Even if you take this course for a month, you can take different classes every time. Teachers will kindly take you through, so you can join no matter the level of your Japanese.

Price chart

10% OFF
1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks
29,200 JPY 58,400 JPY 87,600 JPY 116,800 JPY 143,080 JPY 169,360 JPY
10% OFF
7 weeks 8 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks 11 weeks 12 weeks
195,640 JPY 221,920 JPY 248,200 JPY 274,480 JPY 300,760 JPY 327,040 JPY

※From 5-weeks stay, 1 extra week: 26,280JPY(10%OFF)
※Registration fee for all course:21,000JPY
※Textbook fee: 4,000JPY

ex) A week in the Traditional Culture Course:

parts are all included in the fee.
※Participating in after school activities or the one-day trip on Saturdays are free to choose.
※Some activities will cost additional fees.

Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat. Sun.
Japanese Japanese Japanese Japanese Japanese Activity
Japanese Japanese Japanese Japanese Japanese
Japanese Japanese Japanese Japanese Japanese
Culture Lesson
Sapporo Station Tour
Wii Party@school
Culture Lesson
Tea Ceremony
Night Activity
Ra-men(Japanese Noodle)Tour
Takoyaki Party@school

Characteristics of our Traditional Culture Course

・Tea ceremony, flower arrangement, calligraphy, karate, sweets baking, sushi making…Twice a week discover Japanese traditional culture.

・Of course, you will study Japanese all day long

・In addition to cultural activities, try the other ones !


Beginner 1 Now You’re Talking!-Japanese Conversation for Beginners-
Beginner 2 Minna no nihongo 1/ Speech for basic level Japanese etc…
Elementary Minna no nihongo 2/ Speech for basic level Japanese etc…
Pre-intermediate Nihongo chuukyuu Training/ Kaiwa ni chousen! Chuukyuu maeki kara no nihongo no role-play etc…
Intermediate Chuukyuu wo manabou! / Kaiwa ni chousen! Chuukyuu maeki kara no nihongo no role-play etc…
Upper-intermediate Chuukyuu wo manabou! / Nihongo Namachuukei/ Role-play de manabu chuukyuu kara joukyuu he no nihongo kaiwa etc…
Advanced Nihongo chuukyuu 501/ Nihongo joukyuu washa he no michi etc…

※We also use music, cartoons, interviews or reports in addition to the textbook to strenghten your oral skills.

Objectives for each level

At Hokkaido JaLS, every level aims at learning how to actually use Japanese instead of simply studying it.

Beginner 1 For people who can’t understand Japanese at all, in 3 weeks time, we will focuss on teaching easy and useful Japanese for travelling. Once the level is over, you will be able to intruduce yourself, do shopping or order at restaurants…
Beginner 2 We will work on basic grammar and short sentences. At the end, you can speak about your friends, hobbies and experience.
Elementary You will be able to use the grammar and vocabulary learned in the previous level, Beginner2, with more complexity in order to have a normal conversation. You will learn how to express yourself politely, and talk about your feelings.
Pre-intermediate The Japanese level is becoming more and more difficult, and we like to focuss on the “usable” Japanese instead of the “I understand but I cannot speak” one. Once passed, you can speak about yourself and your country’s culture in comparaison to Japan.
Intermediate From Intermediate, we learn sentence patterns in order to strenghten your conversation skills. Then, this class is taking care of parties’ orgranization, interviews…etc in a word, the Japanese to communicate and exchange.
Upper-intermediate More complex patterns for better oral skills. Also, we don’t ask you to repeat dialogs anymore but to build your own.
Advanced Students interested in this level should consult in advance for our arrangement. We can answer to many propositions such as “Keigo pratice”, “Business Japanese”, “Oral level up”…please let us know during your registration.