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


Toronto JLPT Information Session

If you are interested in learning more about the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test, join us on Monday, September 18th!

Travel Japanese @ Japan Festival CANADA

The Japan Foundation, Toronto is excited to be taking our popular “Travel Japanese” class on the road this summer to the Japan Festival CANADA. Please join us in the Noel Ryan Auditorium of the Mississauga Central Library on Saturday, August 26th from 4:30 – 6:30 pm!

July 2017 JLPT Online Test Results Announcement

The results for the July 2017 Japanese Language Proficiency Test are now available online. Continue reading →

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!

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.