S.M.i.L.E Niseko Japanese and English Language School S.M.i.L.E Niseko Japanese and English Language School

English Language Courses

Successful language learners look for clear milestones along their journey to mark their progress. SMiLE therefore bases its courses upon tried and tested pathways with opportunities for students to show and enjoy their progression. Studying English is like climbing Youtei where a steady determination to reach the next goal is more effective than racing for the top, becoming demoralised and giving up.    

In order to ensure learners can communicate in 'real English' situations we teach all four skills (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing) in balance. Imbalanced learning results in frustrations such as 'I read well but can't understand everyday speech' or 'I can listen and understand but struggle to say anything'.

By making sure learners have a solid foundation based on all four skills, they are like the accomplished skier who learns good technique, practices it daily and then tests it in various conditions. With the confidence that they know how to deal with ice, powder, steep terrain or moguls, they can enjoy the challange of new terrain in any situation. English requires a similar approach.    

English Language Courses:

Young Learners from (7 to 15)

English for Communication from (16 to 65)

English for English Teaching Professionals (High School Teachers)


Hokkaido Exam Centre - JP 181

Hokkaido Exam Centre JP 181 is authorised by Cambridge English Language Assessment

We prepare students for and offer the following Cambridge English exams :

Young Learners Tests ( Starters, Movers, Flyers )   
Key English Test (KET)
Preliminary English Test (PET)
Cambridge 'First' (formerly First Certificate in English - FCE)
Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT)