Teachers’ Professional Development

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.

  • *NEW* Trying out Digital Storytelling March 11 & 18, 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm (EST)
    This workshop will focus on “digital storytelling”, an output activity that is used at the beginner level. Through creating a digital story, teachers will have the opportunity to think about what kind of instructions are required as a teacher, how to share their work after making it, how to evaluate it, etc.

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.

Information Exchange Meetings

Networking opportunities for Japanese-language teachers in Canada

JFT Japanese-Language Course Observation

JFT Language Teaching Materials & Resources

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.


For inquiries, please contact Noriko Saito at nsaito@jftor.org.
*For inquiries about observing our Marugoto language courses, please contact Barbara Carter at bcarter@jftor.org.

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