Japanese Language

hiraganaJapanese-language education support overseas is one of the central activities of the Japan Foundation. It plays a key role in promoting Japanese-language education in Canada through its various activities.

Japanese Language Classes

For people who want to learn more about the Japanese language and culture.

Teachers’ Professional Development

Workshops, network development, etc. for Japanese-language teachers in Canada.

Training Programs in Japan

Including teacher/specialist training programs and graduate scholarships in Japan.

Local Grant Program

Available to Canadian educational institutions to support the dissemination of Japanese-language and the development of Japanese-language education.

Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)

Held annually in Toronto, Edmonton and Vancouver.

Japanese-Language Resources

Useful links for teachers and learners of Japanese as well as information about Japanese-language education overseas.


Noriko Saito, Program Officer  nsaito@jftor.org
Barbara Carter, Program Officer  bcarter@jftor.org

Latest News

2017 JFT Summer Language Brush-up & PD Workshop for Teachers of the Japanese-Language

We are now accepting applications for our 2017 program, running July 7th to 10th in Burnaby, BC! Application deadline extended to May 30th, 2017

The Japan Foundation, Toronto (JFT) Workshop for Japanese Language Teachers

In this workshop on May 28, 2017, we will access different websites to experience them first-hand, and think about ways to use Social Media in our classrooms and what we need to pay attention to.

2017-2018 Japanese Language Local Grant Applications Open

Application Deadline: June 15, 2017

Continuing Learning Japanese 24

In the 24th event of the series, to be held on Saturday, April 22, we would like to share activities targeting speaking proficiency, as a continuation of Continuing Learning Japanese 23.

Travel Japanese – Second Session

Due to popular demand we have opened up a second session of our “Travel Japanese” class on Thursday, March 9th!