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.


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]

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Workshop for Teaching Japanese Online 2: Making Your First Website

If you are interested in teaching Japanese online, join the second in our workshop series which will help you learn to how to create your own website and promote yourself as a teacher. This course will run Thursday evenings: March 8, 22, 29, & April 5 & 12.

International Japanese Camp in Thailand 2018

International Japanese Camp in Thailand 2018 is an educational camp where high school students from various countries gather together to engage in project-based learning.
Application Deadline: March 9, 2018 Continue reading →

Travel Japanese

Looking to travel to Japan but worried about what to say when you get there? Join us for our “Travel Japanese” class on February 24th!

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December 2017 JLPT Online Test Results Announcement

Test-takers are able to check their results online until 5:00 pm on March 31 (Japan Time) 2018. Continue reading →