International Languages – Evenings

Grades: JK, SK, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

International Languages Evening classes (other than English and French) are offered outside regular school hours to all YCDSB elementary school children, currently in grades JK-8 at catholic schools throughout York Region. Students in JK- 8  that attend the public school system or are in private schools are welcome to participate also. The program is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Education and will be of interest to students who wish to preserve their language, cultural heritage and traditions, and to students who wish to study the language and heritage of another culture. We are unable to confirm individual registrations. We will contact you ONLY if classes are cancelled or moved to another location, otherwise please bring your child to the first session at the location you have chosen.

Cantonese and Mandarin

This program is intended to build a stronger foundation in the language communication skills for students grouped by grade levels. Some of the lessons include creative writing, sentence building, vocabulary enrichment, and spelling, to enhance the students’ ability to understand texts and stories. They will also have the chance to improve their oral skills through a wide variety of materials which include images, videos, presentations, and the arts. A student cannot take a language under this program and the same language under the International Languages program at the same time. Students will need access to a computer and the Internet for this remote program which features synchronous and asynchronous learning opportunities.

If parents wish to enrol their children for more than one class per week of the same language, there will be a charge of $280.00 for the course duration of the additional language. The Ministry of Education does not fund students who are enrolled in the same International Language for two or more classes. Students can take more than one different international language without cost as long as there isn’t a scheduling concern.

A minimum of 23 students is required to start a class.