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

Latest News


JFT Introductory Course on Teaching Japanese

The JFT Introductory Course on Teaching Japanese is designed for people who have sufficient Japanese language proficiency but little to no experience teaching Japanese.

Toronto JLPT Information Session

If you are interested in learning more about the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test, join us on Monday, September 18th!

Registration for the December 2017 JLPT is now open!

Registration deadline: October 6, 2017 Continue reading →

July 2017 JLPT Online Test Results Announcement

The results for the July 2017 Japanese Language Proficiency Test are now available online. Continue reading →

Travel Japanese @ Japan Festival CANADA

The Japan Foundation, Toronto is excited to be taking our popular “Travel Japanese” class on the road this summer to the Japan Festival CANADA. Please join us in the Noel Ryan Auditorium of the Mississauga Central Library on Saturday, August 26th from 4:30 – 6:30 pm!