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

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


Online Teachers’ Workshop: JFT Japanese Language Courses Video Class Observation

Saturday, June 20, 2020, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Eastern Time
In this workshop, we showcase videos taken during our year-long Japanese language courses. Through this recorded class observation, we hope that participating teachers have the chance to reflect on their own teaching and to share things they would like to implement in class and potential challenges that could arise.

JFT Online ‘Sawakai’ for Japanese Teachers (6)

The JFT Online ‘Sawakai’ for Japanese Teachers is a place where teachers can share with others how their online classes are going. All topics are welcome, including if you have any ideas you would like to try out, anything you feel a little stuck on, etc.
The topic for the sixth ‘Sawakai’ on Thursday, June 11 will be “How can you use Zoom?”

JFT Online ‘Sawakai’ for Japanese Teachers (5)

The JFT Online ‘Sawakai’ for Japanese Teachers is a place where teachers can share with others how their online classes are going. All topics are welcome, including if you have any ideas you would like to try out, anything you feel a little stuck on, etc.
The topic for the fifth ‘Sawakai’ on Tuesday, June 2 will be “What supplementary materials do you use?”

JFT Online ‘Sawakai’ for Japanese Teachers (4)

The Japan Foundation, Toronto (JFT) is launching a “JFT Online ‘Sawakai’ for Japanese Teachers” with the aim of providing a place where Japanese language teachers in Canada can easily network and discuss. The topic for the fourth ‘Sawakai’ on Thursday, May 28 will be “How did everyone’s classes go this week?”

JFT Online ‘Sawakai’ for Japanese Teachers (3)

The Japan Foundation, Toronto (JFT) is launching a “JFT Online ‘Sawakai’ for Japanese Teachers” with the aim of providing a place where Japanese language teachers in Canada can easily network and discuss. The topic for the third ‘Sawakai’ on Tuesday, May 19 will be “Speech for basic level Japanese”