20 Sound Effects in Japanese Manga (1) バッ (BA!): FWOOSHA number of crows suddenly take flight in surprise (2) スパン (SUPAN): SHPAThe samurai’s sword slices through a bandit. (3) ビシィッ (BISHI-!): HWANG Throwing a ball with power (4) こっそり (KOSSORI): … Continue reading →
Japanese-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.
For people who want to learn more about the Japanese language and culture.
Workshops, network development, etc. for Japanese-language teachers in Canada.
Including teacher/specialist training programs and graduate scholarships in Japan.
Available to Canadian educational institutions to support the dissemination of Japanese-language and the development of Japanese-language education.
Held annually in Toronto, Edmonton, and Vancouver.
Useful links for teachers and learners of Japanese as well as information about Japanese-language education overseas.
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!
Teacher Workshop: Reflecting on Kanji Instruction: How kanji can be learned particular to a classroom environment
On August 17 & 18 the Japan Foundation, Toronto along with the Department of East Asian Studies, University of Toronto and JSL Kanji Research Group are offering a two-day workshop for teachers of Japanese looking at kanji instruction where teachers are invited to reflect on their own instruction and work together to create new resources.
Talk by Prof. Ikuko Komuro-Lee (Department of East Asian Studies, University of Toronto) – May 29 (Wed.) 8:00 – 9:00 pm (Eastern Time)
Topic: “What do and don’t learners who already know languages with kanji already know?”
On May 5 from 1:30 – 3:30, Mr. Yoshifumi Murakami, Japanese-Language Education Advisor, Alberta Education (sponsored by the Japan Foundation) will introduce the basic knowledge to participate in online workshops as well as other online tools for self-training, as well as give a sampling of his “PD on Demand” workshops.
The Japan Foundation is recruiting Japanese-Language specialists for their “Japanese-Language Specialists Dispatch Program”
Application deadline: Monday, June 10th (Japan Time) Continue reading →