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


Japanese Study Fair

Come to the Japan Foundation, Toronto on the evening of Thursday, August 24th 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.

“Japanese Together” Information Sessions

Are you interested in learning more about our year-long “Japanese Together” language courses? This August, we will be hosting free drop-in information sessions for the three levels that will be available in the 2017-2018 school year!

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!

Continuing Learning Japanese 25

In the 25th event of the series, to be held on Saturday, July 22, we would like to share ideas within the topic of “Japanese language education and gender;” namely, how we are expected to respond in an educational environment where we are met with an increasing variety of students with different backgrounds and values.

Job Opportunity: Japan Foundation, Japanese-Language Institute, Kansai

The Japan Foundation, Japanese-Language Institute, Kansai (Osaka, Japan) is looking for a Japanese-language specialist to work in the field of e-learning.
Application deadline: Friday, July 28, 2017 (Japan Time) Continue reading →