Temporary Measures related to the spread of COVID-19
Following the directives from all levels of government, until the situation is resolved all of our workshops have moved online.
Please check out the links with *NEW* below to learn more about our current programming!
The Japan Foundation, Toronto offers a variety of programs for teachers throughout the year.
Online Teachers’ Workshops
Professional development programs for Japanese-language teachers in Canada.
- Trying out Free Online Resources: “Irodori”!
April 20, 27, May 4, 11 (Tuesdays), 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm (EDT)
This workshop will focus on understanding the concept of the resource “Irodori: Japanese for Life in Japan,” and teachers will have the opportunity to analyze the materials, review the expected teaching method of “Irodori,” and give a sample lesson, with the aim of using “Irodori” in their own classes.
Japanese Language Brush-up Workshops
Programs for teachers in Canada who speak Japanese as a second language and who would like to maintain Japanese language proficiency.
- *NEW* Online Nihongo Salon for Japanese-Language Teachers オンライン日本語サロン
Regular meetings on the second Wednesday of each month that provide the opportunity for teachers to regularly speak Japanese and to network with other Japanese teachers in Canada.
Information Exchange Meetings
Networking opportunities for Japanese-language teachers in Canada
- JFT Online ‘Sawakai’ for Japanese Teachers JFT日本語教師オンライン茶話会
Regular meetings on the first Wednesday of each month where teachers can share and discuss with their peers. All topics are welcome, including if you have any ideas you would like to try out, anything you feel a little stuck on, etc.
- Continuing Learning Japanese 日本語教師情報交換会：日本語学習を継続させる
Networking events for Japanese-language teachers, co-organized with the Canadian Association for Japanese Language Education (CAJLE).
- *NEW* Online Network for Heritage Language Education 継承語オンラインネットワーク
Online networking events for stakeholders in Japanese as a Heritage Language Education, co-organized with the Canadian Association for Japanese Language Education (CAJLE).
JFT Japanese-Language Course Observation
- Observe our MARUGOTO Japanese-Language Courses まるごと日本語講座見学
The JFT’s online Japanese-language courses operate as “model courses” to offer teachers and students in Canada a chance to learn about the Japan Foundation’s Marugoto textbook series as well as the JF Standard for Japanese Language Education.
JFT Language Teaching Materials & Resources
- Marugoto Teaching Material Project まるごと教材プロジェクト
The Marugoto Teaching Material Project aims to create a collection of materials to be used as a reference by teachers in order to make it easier for the Marugoto textbooks to be used in Japanese-language education in Canada.
The Japan Foundation Head Office Programs
There are also several programs for teachers offered by the Japan Foundation Head Office in Japan.
- For more information on those programs please click here.