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.


Norito Saito, Program Officer  nsaito@jftor.org
Barbara Carter, Program Officer  bcarter@jftor.org

Latest News

Let’s Learn Hiragana!

Interested in learning Japanese but not sure where to begin? Join us for “Let’s Learn Hiragana!” October 6th to 20th!

Vancouver JLPT Information Sessions

If you are interested in learning more about the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test, join us on Friday, September 23rd and Saturday, September 24th at Langara College in Vancouver!

Toronto JLPT Information Session

If you are interested in learning more about the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test, join us on Monday, September 19th!

Registration for the December 2016 JLPT is now open!

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Japanese Study Fair

Come to the Japan Foundation, Toronto on the evening of Thursday, September 8th 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.