Young Learners of the Japanese Language

This page is for young learners who are looking to study Japanese, and guardians who are looking for resources for their children to learn Japanese as a heritage language.


Japanese as a Heritage Language (継承語)

Classes For Children/Teenagers

  • Check with your school board as some school boards offer in-person and/or online Japanese classes for credit as part of their international languages program.
  • Searchable index of institutions offering Japanese language education
    • 1. Select North America –> check “Canada”–> click on “State/City” –> check your province
    • 2. Check your desired education level
    • 3. Select your preferences for the institutional system, if needed

Free Resources – Self-Study*

*Some of these resources are designed for adults.

Some Past Events

Let’s Raise Them in Japanese! 日本語で育てよう!

Intro to Japanese for Grades 7-12
 July 11~13 @ 1 – 2 pm EDT, online. Learn basic Japanese and develop the skills you need to continue studying on your own!