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


Workshop for Teaching Japanese Online Based on the Action Oriented Approach

If you are interested in teaching Japanese online, join our workshop running October 9 to December 18, 2018 which will introduce you to how you can use your own strengths to be an online teacher! No previous experience in teaching Japanese is required.

NEW SESSION: JFT Online Lecture for Japanese Language Teachers

Talk by Mrs. Misuzu Kazama (University of British Columbia) – Sept. 12 (Wed) 8:00 – 9:00 pm (Eastern Time)
Topic: 「オンライン雑誌作成」

JOB POSTING: Education Consultant (Japanese Language Education)

The Japan Foundation, Toronto is seeking a full-time Education Consultant (Japanese Language Education), whose responsibilities include planning, organizing, supporting, coordinating and advising on Japanese-Language Education events and programs organized by the JFT.
Application Deadline: Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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 →