Online Teachers’ Workshops

The Japan Foundation, Toronto is now offering online teacher training workshops. We welcome people from all over Canada to join us!

Upcoming Events

NEW: Japanese Education and Social Media

Third Friday of every month, September 20, 2019 – February 21, 2020, 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm Eastern Time

While most of us are often in contact with social media in our daily lives, it is not a stretch to assume there are those who rarely use it in their classrooms.  This workshop will run the 3rd Friday of each month from September 20 to February 21 and introduce Social Media to those who are not yet familiar with it.

For more details or to register, click here.


Ongoing Events

NEW: Ask Yoshi!

On weekdays the online meeting room “Ask Yoshi!” is open for Japanese-language teachers in Canada who have questions for Mr. Murakami. Feel free to stop on by!

For more details, click here.

NEW: PD on Demand

JFT’s “PD on Demand” is customizable teacher’s training offered online, for Japanese-language teachers in Canada who are looking to learn more about various topics related to Japanese-language education.

For more details, click here.


Past Events

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Show Online EdCamp for Japanese Language Teachers (July 10, 2019)

The JFT Online EdCamp for Japanese Language Teachers is a study group where the participants play leading roles.

Discussion topics are decided on by participants on the spot. Participants are welcome to suggest topics related to any problems they may have or something they want to hear others’ opinions on, etc. The goal is not to listen success stories, but for participants to work together to solve problems.
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Show Online Lecture for Japanese Language Teachers: Talk by Jotaro Arimori (Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, Department of East Asian Studies, University of Toronto) (June 24, 2019)

The ONLINE Lecture for Japanese Language Teachers Series features lectures, workshops, or interviews moderated by Mr. Murakami, Japanese Language Advisor at Alberta Education. The session on June 24 will feature a talk by Mr. Jotaro Arimori on the topic of diversity of gender and sexuality that Japanese teachers should know.

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Show Online Lecture for Japanese Language Teachers: Talk by Ikuko Komuro-Lee (Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, Department of East Asian Studies, University of Toronto) (May 29, 2019)

The ONLINE Lecture for Japanese Language Teachers Series features lectures, workshops, or interviews moderated by Mr. Murakami, Japanese Language Advisor at Alberta Education. The session on May 29 will feature a talk by Prof. Komuro-Lee on the topic of what do and don’t learners who already know languages with kanji already know.

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Show Online EdCamp for Japanese Language Teachers (April 26, 2019)

The JFT Online EdCamp for Japanese Language Teachers is a study group where the participants play leading roles.

Discussion topics are decided on by participants on the spot. Participants are welcome to suggest topics related to any problems they may have or something they want to hear others’ opinions on, etc. The goal is not to listen success stories, but for participants to work together to solve problems.
»read more


Show Online Lecture for Japanese Language Teachers: Ms Emiko Tanaka (Official Yosakoi Ambassador certified by Kochi Prefecture, and Japanese language teacher) (April 23, 2019)

The ONLINE Lecture for Japanese Language Teachers Series features lectures, workshops, or interviews moderated by Mr. Murakami, Japanese Language Advisor at Alberta Education. The session on April 23 will feature a talk by Ms. Emiko Tanaka, introducing Yosakoi to Japanese language teachers.
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Show Online Lecture for Japanese Language Teachers: Ms. Sonomi Iwata-Consul (McMaster University) (March 27, 2019)

The ONLINE Lecture for Japanese Language Teachers Series features lectures, workshops, or interviews moderated by Mr. Murakami, Japanese Language Advisor at Alberta Education. The session on March 27 will feature a talk by Ms. Sonomi Iwata-Consul from McMaster University about creating and sharing Japanese-Language skits on YouTube in the classroom.
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Show Online Lecture for Japanese Language Teachers: Talk by Ms. Izumi Adachi (University of Saskatchewan) (February 27, 2019)

The ONLINE Lecture for Japanese Language Teachers Series features lectures, workshops, or interviews moderated by Mr. Murakami, Japanese Language Advisor at Alberta Education. The session on February 27 will feature a talk by Ms. Izumi Adachi from the University of Saskatchewan about Autonomous Learners in the University Language Classroom.
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Show Online EdCamp for Japanese Language Teachers (February 22, 2019)

The JFT Online EdCamp for Japanese Language Teachers is a study group where the participants play leading roles.

Discussion topics are decided on by participants on the spot. Participants are welcome to suggest topics related to any problems they may have or something they want to hear others’ opinions on, etc. The goal is not to listen success stories, but for participants to work together to solve problems.
»read more


Show Online Lecture for Japanese Language Teachers: Talk by Ms. Nami Ohara (Memorial University of Newfoundland) (January 26, 2019)

The ONLINE Lecture for Japanese Language Teachers Series features lectures, workshops, or interviews moderated by Mr. Murakami, Japanese Language Advisor at Alberta Education. The session on January 26 will feature a talk by Ms. Nami Ohara from Memorial University of Newfoundland about YouTube and Japanese Language Education.
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Click here to watch a recording of the lecture


Show Online Lecture for Japanese Language Teachers: Talk by Ms. Yasuko Senoo (McGill University) (December 19, 2018)

The ONLINE Lecture for Japanese Language Teachers Series features lectures, workshops, or interviews moderated by Mr. Murakami, Japanese Language Advisor at Alberta Education. The session on December 19 will feature a talk by Ms. Yasuko Senoo from McGill University about Online Exchange Between Universities in Japan and Canada.
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Click here to watch a recording of the lecture


Show Online EdCamp for Japanese Language Teachers (November 30, 2018)

The JFT Online EdCamp for Japanese Language Teachers is a study group where the participants play leading roles.

Discussion topics are decided on by participants on the spot. Participants are welcome to suggest topics related to any problems they may have or something they want to hear others’ opinions on, etc. The goal is not to listen success stories, but for participants to work together to solve problems.
»read more


Show Online Lecture for Japanese Language Teachers: How to start SPOC (Small Private Online Courses) (November 28, 2018)

The ONLINE Lecture for Japanese Language Teachers Series features lectures, workshops, or interviews moderated by Mr. Murakami, Japanese Language Advisor at Alberta Education. The session on November 28 will feature a talk by Mr. Murakami about how to start SPOC (Small Private Online Courses).
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Click here to watch a recording of the lecture


Show Online Lecture for Japanese Language Teachers: Report on the 1st Japan Bowl Ontario and it’s Future Prospects (October 10, 2018)

The ONLINE Lecture for Japanese Language Teachers Series features lectures, workshops, or interviews moderated by Mr. Murakami, Japanese Language Advisor at Alberta Education. This session will feature a Report on the 1st Japan Bowl Ontario and it’s Future Prospects.
»read more [Japanese only]

Click here to watch a recording of the lecture


Show Workshop for Teaching Japanese Online Based on the Action Oriented Approach (Oct. 9 - Dec. 18, 2018)

If you are interested in teaching Japanese online, join our workshop which will introduce you to how you can use your own strengths to be an online teacher! No previous experience in teaching Japanese is required.
»read more [Japanese Only]


Show Online Lecture for Japanese Language Teachers: Talk by Mrs. Misuzu Kazama (University of British Columbia) (September 12, 2018)

The ONLINE Lecture for Japanese Language Teachers Series features lectures, workshops, or interviews moderated by Mr. Murakami, Japanese Language Advisor at Alberta Education. This session will feature a talk by Mrs. Misuzu Kazama from the University of British Columbia about creating your own online magazine.
»read more [Japanese only]


Show JFT Online EdCamp for Japanese Language Teachers (July 11, 2018)

The JFT Online EdCamp for Japanese Language Teachers is a study group where the participants play leading roles.

Discussion topics are decided on by participants on the spot. Participants are welcome to suggest topics related to any problems they may have or something they want to hear others’ opinions on, etc. The goal is not to listen success stories, but for participants to work together to solve problems.
»read more


Show Online Lecture for Japanese Language Teachers: Talk by Prof. Keiko Aoki (Queen’s University) (June 19, 2018)

The ONLINE Lecture for Japanese Language Teachers Series features lectures, workshops, or interviews moderated by Mr. Murakami, Japanese Language Advisor at Alberta Education. This session will feature a talk by Prof. Keiko Aoki from Queen’s University about Japanese as a Heritage Language Education.
»read more [Japanese only]


Show Online Lecture for Japanese Language Teachers: Talk by Ms. Mayumi Hoshi (University of Alberta) (May 2, 2018)

The ONLINE Lecture for Japanese Language Teachers Series features lectures, workshops, or interviews moderated by Mr. Murakami, Japanese Language Advisor at Alberta Education. The session on May 2nd will feature a talk by Ms. Mayumi Hoshi from the University of Alberta, who runs the university’s Japanese Drama Society.
»read more [Japanese only]

Click here to watch a recording of the lecture


Show Workshop for Teaching Japanese Online 2: Making Your First Website (March 8, 22, 29, April 5 & 12, 2018)

The second workshop in our series will help you learn to how to create your own website and promote yourself as a teacher.
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Show Online Lecture for Japanese Language Teachers: Talk by Prof. X. Jie YANG (University of Calgary) (Apr. 11, 2018)

The ONLINE Lecture for Japanese Language Teachers Series features lectures, workshops, or interviews moderated by Mr. Murakami, Japanese Language Advisor at Alberta Education. The session on April 11th will feature a talk by Prof. Yang from the University of Calgary, about the Canada Japanese Video Contest.
»read more [Japanese only]

Click here to watch a recording of the lecture


Show Workshop for Teaching Japanese Online Based on the Action Oriented Approach (Nov. 14, 2017 - Dec. 19, 2017)

If you are interested in teaching Japanese online, join our new workshop which will introduce you to how you can use your own strengths to be an online teacher! No previous experience in teaching Japanese is required.
»read more [Japanese Only]