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 new workshop (Tuesday evenings November 14 to December 19) 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.

Let’s Learn Katakana!

Want to start reading and writing in Japanese? Join us for “Let’s Learn Katakana!” November 18th to December 2nd where we will cover the basic Japanese alphabet often used for foreign loan words.

Let’s Learn Hiragana!

Interested in learning Japanese but not sure where to begin? Join us for “Let’s Learn Hiragana!” October 21st to November 4th!

Continuing Learning Japanese 26

For the 26th event of the series, to be held on Saturday, October 14th, we will introduce various Japanese language courses in London.

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.