Summer Course in Japan

Summer Course in Japan 2019

Summer Course Introduction

Summer is the best season in Hokkaido so come and study Japanese and experience Japanese culture this year! Hokkaido JaLS has prepared summer course for those who are searching for a fun summer program.

Summer Course 2020 is divided in two periods
Course A: (Monday) 1st June 2020 - (Friday) 10th July 2020
Please see the pamphlet for more information.Here.

Course B: (Monday) 13th July 2020 - (Friday) 21st August 2020
Please see the pamphlet for more information.Here.

*Every Monday is admission day and every Friday is graduation day.
*It is possible to join for two courses.
Example of course participation period:
Admission June 25th (Mon) ⇒ Graduation July 27th (Fri)[ five weeks ]

The advantage of Hokkaido – Escape the heat & humid in summer!


Hokkaido Japanese language school is located in Sapporo which is the 4th largest city in Japan. Sapporo is the city where even Japanese want to live the most. The season from June till August is particularly good.
Apart from Hokkaido in cities like Osaka and Tokyo June is the rainy season when it’s hot and humid. But Hokkaido doesn’t have a rainy season and the summer is pleasant and refreshing which allows you to concentrate on studies.
Compared to the rest of the Japan where July and August is hot Hokkaido’s weather remains cool and even in the hottest summers the average temperature is 22 ℃. This environment allows you to concentrate on your Japanese studies. For more information on Hokkaido please go to the About Hokkaido 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.

Memories of Summer Course


Summer Course A

Period: (Monday) 1st June 2020 - (Friday) 10th July 2020 (5days a week for 6weeks)
Price: 36,200 JPY/week
Levels: All levels (Beginner – Advanced)
Time: 9:30 – 12:20 (Three 50 minute lessons per day)
Class size: max. 6 persons
Capacity: 30 students
Course Description:
If you want to experience Japanese pop culture we would recommend the Summer A course for you. On June we are going to go to a big manga and anime festival. To experiencing the nature and traditional Japanese culture we have prepared lots of activities that change every week. Let’s enjoy the Hokkaido’s summer which is cool and enjoyable.

Summer Course B

Period: (Monday) 13th July 2020 - (Friday) 21st August 2020 (5days a week for 6weeks)
Price: 36,200 JPY/week
Levels: All levels (Beginner – Advanced)
Time: 9:30 – 12:20 (Three 50 minute lessons per day)
Class size: max. 6 persons
Capacity: 30 students
Course Description:
We recommend the Summer course B if you want to see Furanos famous lavender fields that are a popular tourist destination for Japanese as well. On July let’s go and see the lavender fields that are in full bloom. In six weeks you can enjoy Japans summer, cultural experiences and activities that change every week.


It is possible to participate in Summer Course A and B consecutively.
For example, admission is on Monday 25th June and graduation is Friday 20th July.
We are flexible and welcome you at any time.

Other recommended course on summer

Standard Course


This course is recommended for those who are not interested in the culture lessons. There will be three Japanese lessons in one day which will allow you to fully concentrate in Japanese studies and by participating in the activities you can enjoy summer in Hokkaido.

Of course you are able to participate in the cultural activities that you are interested in for extra 5,400 yen payment per activity.

To see more details please go to the Standard course page.

JLPT Preparation Course


JLPT preparation course is held twice a year.

This course is for those who are from countries where kanjis aren’t used. Three weeks intensive course includes kanji, grammar and reading comprehension which are weak points for many students.

The courses are separated to N2 and N3 levels. An experienced teacher will teach you in a way that is easy to follow. For the test in December let’s study Japanese intensively in cool Hokkaido.

For more information please see the JLPT Preparation Course page.