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


Japanese Study Fair ・ 日本語学習フェア

Come to the Japan Foundation, Toronto on the evening of Friday, August 17th for our Japanese Study Fair! Japanese language schools from all around the GTA will be there to share information about their programs, including booths and presentations.

The Japan Foundation is recruiting Japanese-Language specialists for their “Japanese-Language Specialists Dispatch Program”

Application deadline: Wednesday, August 15th (Japan Time) Continue reading →

“Japanese Together” Information Sessions

Are you interested in learning more about our year-long “Japanese Together” language courses? This July & August we will be hosting FREE drop-in information sessions for the three levels that will be available in the 2018-2019 school year!

Marugoto Summer Sampler 2018

This summer, the Japan Foundation, Toronto is thrilled to once again offer a mini-course for anyone who wants to take Japanese for a test-run: Marugoto Summer Sampler! Over three classes (July 26th, August 2nd, & August 9th) students will gain the knowledge and skills to start talking about themselves and their world in Japanese.

Continuing Learning Japanese 27

For the 27th event of the series, to be held on Saturday, July 21st, we will introduce initiatives in “Japanese as a heritage language education” in various places in Ontario. The education institutions will introduce their programs while showcasing new teaching materials and unique activities along with actual samples of students’ school work.