Japanese Language Education

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

Programs administered by the Japan Foundation Head Office in Japan for Japanese-language teachers as well as specialists in Japan-related cultural and academic fields.

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 Ottawa, 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


Job Posting: Part-time Lecturer in Japanese-Language

Application Deadline: Monday, May 31, 2021
Start Date: September 2021 (but training will occur in August 2021)
This job posting is for a part-time lecturer in Japanese-Language for a period of (1) year, with possibility of renewal.

Additional Application: Fiscal Year 2021 Online Training Program for Teachers of the Japanese-Language

The Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Institute, Urawa will conduct a new “Online Training Program for Japanese-Language Teachers” in FY 2021. The application deadline for this online training program was December 2020, but the deadline has been extended to May 14, 2021 as the number of participants failed to meet capacity. Continue reading →

Online Network for Heritage Language Education 4

In the fourth meeting of the Online Network for Heritage Language Education, there will be activity reports from Japanese Cultural Association of Manitoba, Montreal Japanese Language Center, and The Japanese School of Toronto Shokokai Inc., followed by time for networking and discussion.