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*NOTE: Spots are limited. Applying for the first intake gives you a higher chance of reserving a spot at the school of your choice! We are also accepting applications for the April term.
Hokkaido Japanese Language Academy offers students the opportunity to study Japanese in a conveniently-located & new facility, while also experiencing extracurricular activities in an area of Japan that boasts delicious food, breathtaking nature and a variety of entertainment. The school is also proud of its closely-knit atmosphere, with students from around the world working together with staff to create a friendly yet productive environment.
This school is of Medium-High Intensity which means that they teach material at a very efficient pace. In general, you can expect to study daily for about 2 hours outside of class, depending on your level. So if you're someone who is serious about Japanese and committed to learning quickly yet still want some free time, this school could be right for you!
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We have helped over 7,000 students come to Japan since 2009. Most of our staff have been language students at the exact schools that you are looking at, so we can give you first-hand information on the application process and potential issues.
Our staff are native English speakers, so nothing gets lost in translation. The schools use us to translate cultural and language barriers, so we can make sure your application for the school and visa is perfect.
We are here to tell you all the ins and outs of each school and let you choose which one you think would be the best for you. Your success in Japan is our success.
Students and teachers maintain a happy, involved and respectful attitude at Hokkaido Japanese Language Academy. The staff at this school offers full support to students whether it be about study or daily life. Extra meetings with teachers can be arranged during break times or after class.
Even if you’ve never studied Japanese before, that’s not a problem! You can start from scratch at this school.
Mix and mingle with your fellow students or do some last minute studying in the student lounge.
There will be English-speaking staff available to assist you with any issues that may arise during your time at the school.
From preparing you for interviews to teaching you proper business Japanese, this school provides support for when you’re ready to join the Japanese workforce.
The school provides support by posting available part-time jobs in the area and preparing you for the interview.
Students will also have the opportunity to meet and mingle with Japanese Students through various events organised by the school.
Smaller than average class sizes means that each student gets more attention compared to other schools.
The school runs and operates a number of dormitories located within a short distance from the school. These dormitories are a very cheap option for any student on a budget!
Sapporo is the 4th largest city in Japan and is famous for the annual Sapporo Snow Festival, which attracts over 2 million tourists from all over the world. The city is also famous for seafood, ramen, and, of course, Sapporo beer! Being one of Japan’s newest cities by Japanese standards it lacks a lot of traditional architecture like Kyoto; however, it more than makes up for it with a ton of things that you can only find in Sapporo! Hokkaido’s untamed wilderness and national parks make up the majority of Japan’s largest prefecture. Due to its Northern location, you can escape Japan’s dreaded muggy summers and rainy season and enjoy a long winter ski season. If you enjoy a modern city in the middle of beautiful untouched nature, Hokkaido’s the place to be.
The Academic Advancement Course focuses on preparation for entering higher education in Japan including educational support for the JLPT as well as entrance exams for Japanese universities. You will gain an all-around knowledge of all 4 aspects of learning a new language - reading, writing, speaking and listening.
Without Student Visa
With Student Visa
6 - 24 months
Can't commit that long?
School usually starts in the first or second week of the month’s term start.
Course hours per week:20
The beginner course follows the みんなの日本語初級Ⅰ/Minnano Nihongo Elementary 1 and looks to apply it against everyday situations to help you get settled in Japanese life. The target level for starters is JLPT N5.
Following on from the beginner course the focus moves up towards JLPT N3 and uses the みんなの日本語中級Ⅰ/Minnano Nihongo Chuukyuu 1 textbook as a guide to build on the foundation established at beginner level. Students will become more confident in their usage and be more comfortable conversation.
Finally, the advanced level moves to more complex communication with JLPT N2-N1 level work. The work does not use a specific textbook at this level so that the classes may be adapted to the students specific needs.
Other Course Features
These JLPT classes will prepare you for levels N2 or N1. They will focus on teaching you techniques to pass the test and will focus on the different sections that you will encounter in the test.
This elective class prepares you for the EJU test, which is required for all students aiming to attend university in Japan.
Tuition Cost Breakdown
Note: For more than one year please inquire to receive the most up-to-date information. Other Fees include facility costs, teaching material fees, insurance, and medical check.
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