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International Languages (Elementary) 2020 – 2021

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Welcome to the 2020 – 2021
International & Indigenous Languages Program
for elementary school-aged children!

 The program runs in an online environment.

REGISTRATION in our program is ONGOING throughout the school year.

If you are expecting an email from your child's language instructor and haven't received it, please check the Spam folder in your email as well.

Spring Break

There are no classes Saturday, April 17, 2021.

Saturday School Location (JK – Grade 8)
ONLINE until further notice
9:30 am – 12:00 pm
All Saints HS   (5115 Kanata Ave., Kanata) 
Mandarin (Simplified)
Frank Ryan  (128 Chesterton Dr., Ottawa) Croatian, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian,Tigrinya, Spanish, Yoruba
Holy Trinity (180 Katimavik Rd., Kanata)  Mandarin  (Simplified), Punjabi, Turkish, Spanish  
Notre Dame HS (710 Broadview Ave., Ottawa)
Mandarin  (Simplified), Hungarian, Turkish
St. Anthony(391 Booth St., Ottawa)
Cantonese, Mandarin  (Traditional & Simplified)
St. Clare (2133 Gardenway Dr., Orleans)
Mandarin  (Simplified), Spanish
St. George (130 Keyworth Ave., Ottawa) Amharic, Bulgarian, Russian, Slovak
St. Joseph HS (3333 Greenbank Rd., Barrhaven) Mandarin  (Simplified)
St. Mother Teresa  (440 Longfields Dr., Barrhaven) Gaelic, Korean, Punjabi, Tigrinya
St. Nicholas Adult HS (893 Admiral Ave., Ottawa) Polish
St. Patrick's HS (2525 Alta Vista Dr., Ottawa)
Dutch, Mandarin  (Traditional), Swahili
Beginner Level ONLY (Grade 1 – 8)
12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Holy Trinity  (180 Katimavik Rd., Kanata) 
Mandarin  (Simplified), Spanish


throughout the school year
 2021 – 2022 School Year
REGISTRATION is opening soon.
Stay tuned!

Each Saturday,  students will have live face-to-face interactive lessons with their instructor and other students for:

  • 45 minutes of class time, e.g., in Google Meet, Google Classroom and with other online learning applications/software with an instructor

  • 45 minutes of small group work  

  • additional Self-study tasks online or other activities/assignments to be completed at home

Students will be provided with engaging activities to practice oral communication, reading and writing in a social, fun online setting. Language classes run in the morning and afternoon. 

Students’ Eligibility for the Fall 2020 IILE Program:   

  • JK-Grade 8 students in the 2020-2021 school year. 

  • Students from all school boards residing in the Ottawa area. Fees will be applied to Quebec students and International Students residing in Ontario.


As per the Ontario Ministry of Education guidelines, the following supporting documents MUST be reviewed by the Continuing Education Department at some point in September. We will notify parents on the details of this process at a later date.
Proof of Address: (e.g., Current Property Tax Bill; Current Utility Bill; Home Phone/Cable/Internet Bill. Please note, Driver’s License is not acceptable) 
Proof of Citizenship and Status in Canada
  • Canadian Citizen (Birth Certificate, Passport, Baptismal Certificate) 
  • Permanent Resident (Permanent Resident Card, Stage One Approval letter, Equivalent Documentation from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) confirming approval in principle) 
  • Refugee Status: Documentation from IRCC confirming status, Consideration of eligibility (Convention refugee) 
  • Diplomat Status / Minister’s Permit
  • Student Visa (Study Permit)
  • Visitor Visa (Visitor Record)
Fee-paying students:  Students residing in Quebec or those who are on a Student or Visitor Visa must pay a $160 fee to attend a language class. 

Please Note:

  • If a student wants to participate in both, morning and afternoon classes, the Ministry of Education requires the second class to be in a different language.

  • A minimum of 20 students is required to open a language class. The Ottawa Catholic School Board reserves the right to cancel any program due to lack of registration.

  • Registration in IILE program is ongoing throughout the school year.
  • Your child is eligible to study one language only in the morning, and one language in the afternoon. The morning and afternoon languages must be different.

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