Japanese Language Classes

Registration for the 2022-2023 school year opens on August 4!

At the Japan Foundation, Toronto, we offer various Japanese language courses based on the Japan Foundation Standard for Japanese Language Education (or “JF Standard” – for more information, please click here). Through studying in our language courses, you will learn to complete various “Can-do” in Japanese!

Online Marugoto Courses

These are our year-long, weekly courses using the textbook series Marugoto: Japanese Language and Culture, which was developed by the Japan Foundation. With an emphasis on spoken communication and peer-learning, students can progress from Starter (A1) to Intermediate (B1).

Online Teacher-Supported Self-Study Courses

These courses are for learners who would like to primarily study by themselves, but have the support of an instructor and their peers. Students will study and complete assignments on their own within set timeframes, and have an online meeting three times a term to practice Japanese conversation (based on Marugoto topics) with their classmates and instructor. 

Online Marugoto Course: Observe a Class

Here at the Japan Foundation, Toronto our Japanese language courses are open to observation to offer teachers and students in Canada a chance to learn about and learn through the Japan Foundation’s Marugoto textbook series as well as the JF Standard for Japanese Language Education.

Online Marugoto Course: Student Voices

See what current & former students have to say about studying Japanese at the Japan Foundation, Toronto!

JFT Online Japanese Language Courses: Our Students’ Works

See what our students have written in Japanese about cultural differences, places not to miss in Canada, etc.!


For inquiries, please contact us at koza@jftor.org.