International Languages

Offered During
Fall, Winter
JK, SK, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
No Cost

International language classes (other than English and French) are offered outside of regular school hours to all YCDSB students as well as students from other school boards provided space is available. The program is funded by the Ministry of Education and is open to students currently attending school in grades JK to 8 who wish to preserve their language, cultural heritage and traditions. It is also available to students who wish to study the language and heritage of another culture. A minimum of 15 students is required to start a class with this program.

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.

Fall/Winter Saturday Program – Sept-June

The Saturday International Languages program (other than English and French) is offered during the school year (September to June) to students currently in grades JK-8 as of September.

Summer Program – July

This summer due to COVID-19, students will take part in a virtual learning experience with their instructor and classmates. Each day they will have a live face-to-face interactive lesson for approximately 45 – 60 minutes in addition to posted activities in a Google Classroom. Activities will be focused on building the student’s abilities in oral communication, reading and writing. Students will be provided with engaging and interactive activities.  Previous knowledge or background of the language is not required.

For more information on how this virtual learning will look    Click Here

No classes are available for registration. Please check back often for the most up to date information.