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.

  • 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.

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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