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.
To never miss out on upcoming events, feel free to click here and add our “JL Teachers’ Professional Development” calendar to your Google Calendars.
今後の「JL Teachers’ Professional Development」のスケジュールにつきましては、こちらをクリックするとGoogleカレンダーへの追加が可能です。
Online Teachers’ Workshops
Professional development programs for Japanese-language teachers in Canada.
- *NEW* Marugoto Teaching Material Project: Document Collection Presentation まるごと教材プロジェクト：資料集発表会
Saturday, August 7, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm (EDT)
This project meeting will be a presentation of materials collected and/or created for use with the Marugoto Intermediate 2 B1 textbook by the Canadian Japanese-language teachers who were members of the 2nd Marugoto Teaching Materials Project.
- *NEW* Online Study Session for Japanese Teachers: Approaching Grammar Questions from Intermediate Learners
JFTオンライン日本語教師のための勉強会 第1回 中級学習者の「？(はてな)」にこたえる日本語文法
Saturday, August 14, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm (EDT)
In this study session for those who are currently teaching Japanese, using a grammar book as reference, we will work together to find answers to learners’ questions.
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.
- 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).
- 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
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.
JFT Language Teaching Materials & Resources
- Marugoto Teaching Material Project: Collection of Materials まるごと教材プロジェクト：資料集
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.