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International Languages - Elementary Program


Learn another language,

broaden your world!

IL Elementary Web


September 10, 2016 to June 17, 2017

9:30 am-12:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE:  Due to the Professional Development Day for instructors and administrators, International Languages classes will not take place on November 19, 2016.

Open to all children regardless of their language background

ONGOING REGISTRATION throughout the school year

 Please register at the school location.

Who is Eligible to attend? All children from junior kindergarten to grade eight who are residents of Ontario are welcome to attend free of charge. An activity fee is applicable to non-Ontario resident students.  

International Languages Elementary Program gives children (JK to Gr. 8) the opportunity to:

  • Maintain their heritage language and culture
  • Learn the language of their cultural background
  • Learn a new language
  • Understand a new culture 

Benefits of the Program 

•  Language learner Support        •  Personal Growth
•  Identity                                           •  Employment


Site Location  Languages Offered
Frank Ryan (128 Chesterton Dr., Ottawa)
Croatian, Italian, Romanian, Spanish
Holy Trinity (180 Katimavik Rd., Kanata) 
Mandarin (Simplified), Spanish, Turkish
Mother Teresa (440 Longfields Dr., Barrhaven)
Mandarin (Simplified), Punjabi, Tigrinya
Notre Dame HS (710 Broadview Ave., Ottawa)
Mandarin (Simplified), Hungarian
St. Anthony (391 Booth St., Ottawa)
Cantonese, Mandarin (Traditional & Simplified)
St. Clare (2133 Gardenway Dr., Orleans)
Mandarin (Simplified), Spanish
St. Joseph HS (3333 Greenbank Rd., Barrhaven)
Mandarin (Simplified)
St. George (130 Keyworth Ave., Ottawa)
Amharic, Bulgarian, Czech, Russian, Slovak
St. Nicholas Adult HS (893 Admiral Ave., Ottawa)
St. Patrick Intermediate (1485 Heron Rd., Ottawa)  
Korean, Somali, Tigrinya, Yoruba
St. Thomas More (1620 Blohm Dr., Ottawa)
Dutch, Mandarin (Traditional), Punjabi
NEW this Fall
Mother Teresa (440 Longfields Dr., Barrhaven)
American Sign Language (ASL) (Pre-register here)
St. Thomas More (1620 Blohm Dr., Ottawa)
The Ottawa Catholic School Board reserves the right to cancel any program due to lack of registration.

Registration for the IL Elementary Program

Classes start September 10, 2016.
Please register at the school location.
Registration is ongoing throughout the year at the IL school sites. You may register in the school office on Saturdays with the IL site administrator at the school that you wish for your child to attend.
Age Eligibility:
Children born between 2003 and 2012.
To register 
  • all students should bring proof of age (e.g., a copy of the birth certificate or passport)
  • proof of address
  • SK - Grade 8 students should bring a copy of the last day-school report card.
• $10 Consumables/Activity fee
• $160 Out-of-province fee for Quebec residents
Questions? Call 613-228-3338