Japanese Language Classes

Registration for our September 2024 Japanese language courses opens on August 1st at 12 pm ET!


Watch video about our Japanese classes

Looking for a space to practice the language outside of class? JFT Virtual Study Space is now open to all learners of Japanese in Canada.

Check out lots of language-learning resources here.

At the Japan Foundation, Toronto, we offer various Japanese language courses based on the Japan Foundation Standard for Japanese Language Education (or “JF Standard” – for more information, please click here). Through studying in our language courses, you will learn to complete various “Can-do” in Japanese!

Features of our Japanese Classes:

  • Interactive and student-focused. Students take an active role and there are lots of listening and speaking activities during class.
  • Immersive. The teacher speaks mostly in Japanese, especially as you go up the levels. 
  • Improving speaking through shadowing. Classes involve “shadowing” practice, a technique where students repeat Japanese audio right after they hear it.



Japanese Language Classes FAQ

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Online Marugoto Courses

These are our year-long, weekly courses using the textbook series Marugoto: Japanese Language and Culture, which was developed by the Japan Foundation. With an emphasis on spoken communication and peer-learning, students can progress from Starter (A1) to Intermediate (B1). In 2024, we are also starting a special advanced (B2) course which utilizes independent study materials.

Observe a Class

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.

Online Marugoto Course: Student Voices

See what current & former students have to say about studying Japanese at the Japan Foundation, Toronto!

Our Students’ Works

See what our students have written in Japanese about cultural differences, places not to miss in Canada, etc.!


For inquiries, please contact us at koza_jftoronto@jpf.go.jp.