Japanese Language Classes

*NEW* 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 our video introducing our Japanese language classes here.

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!



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).

Online Teacher-Supported Self-Study Courses

These courses are for learners who would like to primarily study by themselves, but have the support of an instructor and their peers. Students will study and complete assignments on their own within set timeframes, and have an online meeting three times a term to practice Japanese conversation (based on Marugoto topics) with their classmates and instructor. Starter (A1) to Late-Elementary (A2-2) levels are available.

Online Marugoto Course: 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!

JFT Online Japanese Language Courses: 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.