Online Hiragana & Katakana Boot Camps

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August 14th, 2023

Cost: Free
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Online Hiragana & Katakana Boot Camps


Looking for something to do this summer?

Look no further. Join both or one of our online self-study boot camps and learn/practice the Japanese alphabets in your own time!

What is this about?

Whether you are a complete beginner or just want to brush up on your Hiragana and/or Katakana skills, we invite you to join one or both of 2 course offerings: one for Hiragana, and one for Katakana.
These are two structured self-study courses where you can learn and practice the Japanese alphabets using free resources, learning apps, and online games, as well as exercises developed by us.

Course duration: From Monday August 14 to Sunday September 3* Those who finish all the tasks by September 3 will be entered into a draw to win prizes!
* The Hiragana Boot Camp and Katakana Boot Camp both have the same duration.
* September 3 is the recommended end date. Course content will still be available to participants for review beyond September 3.


  • Free
  • Can be done by students from all levels
  • Has lots of practice materials catering to different preferences, around 5-10 minutes each
  • Exercises are divided into stages and are available in the form of assignments/tasks on Google Classroom
  • Track your progress
  • To be done over 21 days, ideally for 5-10 minutes everyday

Registration Deadline: Thursday August 10

How to Join:

  1. See the orientation slides here to know what this is about.
  2. Fill out the form below, making sure select the course(s) you would like to join.
  3. Since you need a Google account to access the Classroom, if you do not have one you can either: create a new Gmail account (instructions here), or, if you would like to use your non-Gmail account, you can follow the steps in this video to create a Google account with your existing email address.
  4. After receiving your registration, we will add you to the Google Classroom.

Participation Requirements:

  • Any adult (18 or older) in Canada who is interested in learning or practicing the Japanese alphabets
  • Must have or be willing to create a Google account to be added to Google Classroom (instructions will be provided to those with non-gmail addresses)
  • Some of the exercises will require the mobile apps: Hiragana Memory Hint (iOSAndroid) and Katakana Memory Hint (iOS | Android)

For inquiries:



August 14th, 2023
August 14th, 2023
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The Japan Foundation, Toronto
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