Volunteers’ Japanese Classes

There are many Volunteers’ Japanese Classes in Sapporo. Check the list below for their locations, class hours, and fees, which vary from class to class. Questions should be directed to each school.

Note: Some classes are temporarily closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Note: Please replace (at) with @.

Welcome House Japanese School

Days and hours

Tuesdays and Fridays, 10:30 – 12:00 (Ask for other hours.)

Place and the nearest station

Catholic Sapporo Diocesan Center 2F, Kita 1-jo Higashi 6-chome 10, Chuo-ku

Bus Center-mae Subway Sta. (Tozai Line, Exit No.10)

Sapporo Factory-mae Bus Stop (JR Bus from Sapporo Sta. Bus Center No.3 Stop)

Fee

 

1,000 yen per month (once a week) or 2,000 yen per month (twice a week)

Contact

TEL/FAX:011-206-6400
E-mail:welcomehjapanese(at)hotmail.co.jp

URL うぇるかむはうす | Facebook

Notes

Please contact us in advance by email. Contact by phone:10:00 –17:00 on weekdays

Sakuranoki Nihongo Volunteer Class 

Days and hours

Closed from April 2021 to March 2022 due to the renovation of the Sapporo Comprehensive Lifelong Learning Center “Chieria,” where this class is held.

Contact

TEL:090-9083-0829 (Jim Cook)
E-mail:captcook514(at)gmail.com

 Sapporo Nihongo Club (SNC)

Days and hours

Wednesdays, 10:00 – 11:30

Place and the nearest station

Sapporo L Plaza (Kita 8-jo Nishi 3-chome, Kita-ku)

JR Sapporo Sta. (North Exit), Sapporo Subway Sta. (Exit No.12)

Fee

1,000 yen per month (room charges, operation costs) and textbooks to be purchased separately

Contact

TEL:011-386-0453 / 011-643-7612
E-mail:snc.nihongo(at)gmail.com

URL https://sncnihongo.wixsite.com/snc-nihongo

Notes

Beginner 4 classes, Intermediate, Advanced, Kanji

Tampopo

Days and hours

Friday  10:30-12:00 (Beginner),   12:30-14:00 (Elementary),   14:30-16:00 (Intermediate) 

See our website for the details.

Place and the nearest station

 

Sapporo L Plaza (Kita 8-jo Nishi 3-chome, Kita-ku)
JR Sapporo Sta. (North Exit), Sapporo Subway Sta. (Exit No.12)

Fee

Spring class will be held online, details of Autumn and Winter class (detes, fees) will be announced on website when it is ready.

Contact

E-mail:tanpoponihongo(at)gmail.com
URL http://tampoponihongo.blogspot.com

Nihongo Class “Sora”

Days and hours

Tuesdays, 10:00 – 12:00; Thursdays, 10:00 – 12:00

Place and the nearest station

Hokkaido Citizen Activity Promotion Center 8F (Kaderu 2.7 Bldg. 8F, Kita 2-jo Nishi 7-chome, Chuo-ku)

JR Sapporo Sta. (South Exit), Sapporo Subway Sta. (Exit No.10)

Fee

1,000 yen per month

Contact

TEL:011-709-7565 (Sato)

Notes

Tuesdays and Thursdays for Beginner I and II, and Intermediate (all using textbooks)

Nihongo Volunteer Group “Mado”

Days and hours

Visit the website.

Place and the nearest station

Sapporo International Student Center 2F Conference Room (Toyohira 6-jo 6-chome, Toyohira-ku)

Gakuen-mae Subway Sta. (Toho Line, 2-minute walk from Exit No.2)

Fee

Free

Contact

TEL:070-6607-3288
URL https://mado-sapporo.wixsite.com/mado

Notes

The days and hours will be announced on the website as soon as they are finalized.

Hokkaido International Women’s Association (HIWA) Japanese Language Class “Manabu”

Days and hours

Wednesdays, 10:30 – 12:00 (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced), 13:00 – 14:30 (Elementary, Beginner, Intermediate)

Place and the nearest station

Hokkaido Citizen Activity Promotion Center 8F (Kaderu 2.7 Bldg. 8F, Kita 2-jo Nishi 7-chome, Chuo-ku)

JR Sapporo Sta. (South Exit), Sapporo Subway Sta. (Exit No.10)

Fee

Free

Contact

E-mail:448konzert-peter.mar(at)ezweb.ne.jp (Reservations required)

URL https://kokusaijosei.wixsite.com/hiwasince75/projects

Notes

Home lessons are also available for parents with babies.

J.WORKS

Days and hours

Saturdays, 13:30 – 15:00 (twice a month) Note: See our flyer for lesson schedules.

Japanese lessons, Japanese culture, free conversation

Place and the nearest station

Sapporo L Plaza (Kita 8-jo Nishi 3-chome, Kita-ku)

JR Sapporo Sta. (North Exit), Sapporo Subway Sta. (Exit No.12)

Fee

Free

Contact

TEL:090-2871-1537 (Ichikawa) / 090-9750-2788 (Tsubakihara)

Notes

Ranging from beginner to advanced levels. No pre-signup or reservations required.

Nihongo Circle STEP・J!

Days and hours

Mondays, 18:30 – 20:00

Place and the nearest station

Sapporo Social Welfare Center 3F (Odori Nishi 19-chome 1-1, Chuo-ku)

Nishi juhatchome (18 chome) Subway Sta. (2-minute walk)

Fee

200 yen per lesson

Contact

E-mail:sapporostepj(at)gmail.com

URL http://sapporostepj.wix.com/stepj

Notes

Elementary 1 – 4 , Intermediate

NPO S-NICO “NIHONGO SALON”

Days and hours

Sunday and Thursday evenings (subject to change). Visit the website.

Place and the nearest station

SITY Bldg. 7F-B S-NICO Office, Minami 1-jo Nishi 8-chome 6-2, Chuo-ku

Odori Subway Sta.

Fee

200 yen per 1-hour lesson

Contact

TEL:011-211-0105
E-mail:s25(at)ngos25.org

URL https://www.ngos25.org

Notes

Sign-up necessary. Up to 4 people each session. Online lessons also available.

Japanese language schools

Shown below is a list of Japanese language schools in Sapporo (as of March 2021). For details, visit the respective websites. Questions should be directed to each school.

★: Schools accredited by the Ministry of Justice based on the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act

★IAY International Academy  
Hinode Bldg. 6F, Minami 1-jo Nishi 4-chome, Chuo-ku,
TEL:011-281-5188

★Japanese Language Institute of Sapporo
Minami 6-jo Nishi 26-chome 2-7, Chuo-ku,
TEL:011-562-7001, FAX:011-562-7002

★Sapporo Language Center
Famir Nakajima Koen 2F, Minami 11-jo Nishi 1-chome 3-17, Chuo-ku,
TEL:011-563-1777

★Yu Language Academy Sapporo
Kita 2-jo Higashi 15-chome 26-30, Chuo-ku,
TEL:011-212-1987, FAX:011-212-1988

★Hokkaido Japanese Language Academy – Sapporo Main Campus
Kita 6-jo Nishi 25-chome 1-5, Chuo-ku,
TEL:011-633-1616, FAX:011-633-1818

★Soken Gakuen Kanyobi Japanese Language Course
Kita 20-jo Nishi 4-chome 1-30, Kita-ku,
TEL:011-757-5522, FAX:011-758-5967

★Hokkaido AskGate Japanese Language School – Sapporo Campus
Toyohira 3-jo 3-chome 1-24, Toyohira-ku,
TEL:011-833-8169, FAX:011-795-1940

SIL Sapporo Nihongo Gakko
Minami 7-jo Nishi 21-chome 1-26, Chuo-ku,
TEL/FAX:011-551-2759

Hokkaido Japanese Language School
Takesato Bldg. 2F, Kita 2-jo Nishi 3-chome 1-29, Chuo-ku,
TEL:011-222-7710, FAX:011-522-5321

Learning Japanese language online

The websites below introduce you to useful online resources for learning Japanese.

Japanese language proficiency tests 

A variety of tests are available to measure your ability in Japanese. For details, visit the website of each test.

Note: Administrators of third-party websites linked from this website are always responsible for their own contents, and the City of Sapporo and the Sapporo International Communication Plaza Foundation are not responsible or liable for the contents of any linked sites.

Study assistance for children learning Japanese 

The City of Sapporo provides study assistance to returnee and foreign students at municipal elementary and junior high schools to support their Japanese language studies and adaptation to school life.

For details, visit the “Childcare and Education” page.