JFT Virtual Study Space

JFT Virtual Study Space

The JFT virtual study space is a free 24/7 online space where Japanese language learners can get together to improve their Japanese language skills by experiencing the language outside of class.

Below are some things the space can be used for:

  • Eat lunch or dinner together while chatting
  • Listen to music or watch short videos together
  • Share Japanese study tips with other learners of other levels
  • Chat with staff and volunteers and ask them questions
  • Focus on doing homework in your own booth, or chat with others in the space during break time
  • Participate in games and events (Event Calendar)

Participation Requirements:

To join the space, you must be either:

  • A Japanese language learner located in Canada*
  • A student or staff member at one of the Japan Foundation overseas offices (full list of offices here)
  • A Japanese language teacher located in Canada**
  • A registered volunteer with the Japan Foundation, Toronto (for native and near-native speakers of Japanese in Canada who are not teachers of Japanese)
    *JFT students and staff do not need to sign up.
    **Conducting classes at the space is not allowed.

To use the space:

  1. Read the Space User Guide.
  2. Fill out the sign-up form below and indicate the day you would like to attend the orientation.
  3. After reviewing your submission, we will send you the details of the orientation.
  4. Upon finishing the orientation, you will be sent a link to access the space. You do not need to have a GatherTown account.
  5. The space password will be changed every once in a while, in January (by January 7th), April (April 10th), and September 2023 so if you would like to continue to use the space, please fill out the registration form again at those times.

*NEW* Upcoming Tour Events:

Wednesday September 21 @ 6:30 pm Eastern Time: Register here

Inquiries

Please email Salma Saleh at koza@jftor.org if you have any questions.

Sign-Up Form