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.

Inquiries

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


Message from People Studying Japanese of the World ― It’s fun to study Japanese!

The Japan Foundation has put together a selection of messages from people studying Japanese, including Canada’s own KEVIN REYNOLDS!

To read his and other interviews, please check out the links here! Messages in [ENGLISH] and in [JAPANESE]


Latest News


Let’s Learn Katakana!

Want to start reading and writing in Japanese? Join us for “Let’s Learn Katakana!” November 24th to December 8th where we will cover the basic Japanese alphabet often used for foreign loan words.

2018-2019 Japanese Language Local Grant Second Round Applications Open

Application Deadline: November 15, 2018

NEW SESSION: JFT Online Lecture for Japanese Language Teachers

The session on October 10th (8:00 pm – 9:00 pm EDT) will feature a Report on the 1st Japan Bowl Ontario and it’s Future Prospects.

ONLINE Beginner-level Language Course: Japanese in Anime & Manga A1 (Greetings)

Want to speak like a samurai? Join our FREE online Japanese in Anime & Manga A1 (Greetings) classes October 22 or 30!

Let’s Learn Hiragana!

Interested in learning Japanese but not sure where to begin? Join us for “Let’s Learn Hiragana!” October 20th to November 3rd!