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International Languages - Summer Elementary Program

 International & Indigenous Languages 

SUMMER 2021 Elementary Program


International Languages Summer VIRTUAL Program

July 5 – July 30 (Monday to Friday)


Morning Classes (Grades  JK –  8)       9:30 am – 12:00 pm   

Cantonese, Croatian, Hungarian, Korean, Mandarin (Simplified), Mandarin (Traditional)

Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Yoruba


Afternoon Classes (Grades 2 – 8)  Beginner Level ONLY      1:00 pm – 3:30 pm  

 Korean, Mandarin (Simplified)Spanish 


Afternoon Fun & Learn Program  (Grades JK - 8)    1:00 pm – 3:30 pm    See details




Students may register for:
1. one morning class (Grades JK – Grade 8)
2. one afternoon class (Grades 2* – Grade 8) *Note: different grade range in pm class
3. one morning class and one afternoon class (different languages am/pm).


Students will be provided with engaging activities to practice oral communication, reading and writing in a social, fun online setting. Friday will be a day for special events/activities.

Classes will be delivered online using Google Meet for synchronous learning and Google Classroom to access learning materials. Students are required to have access to a device (chromebook, laptop) and access to the internet, in order to take part in the classes. 

Beginner Level Instruction (Grades 2 – 8 only)
A beginner level class is for students with no prior knowledge of the language or for those students who have some cultural familiarity but limited language knowledge. Beginner classes are only available to students in Grades 2 – 8. The afternoon classes are only for beginner level students.



  • Students who are in JK to Grade 8 in the current school year (2020-2021). 
  • Students born in 2017 and have pre-registered into a Kindergarten program starting Fall 2021 (publicly-funded school boards only) are eligible to to register in this summer's IL program.
  • Students must be available for the full duration of the class time and may not be registered in any other OCSB virtual summer school program (e.g. Summer Numeracy/Literacy or Reach Ahead Credit) scheduled the same time of day.
  • Students from Ontario and Quebec living in the Ottawa area.
As per the Ontario Ministry of Education guidelines, the following supporting documents MUST be reviewed by the Continuing Education Department prior to registration into the program. We will email 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)











The registration deadline for the full summer program has now passed and your child will not be starting on the first day of classes. You will still be able to complete a registration for your child/ren, however, the placement in a class and the start date will be determined later. An instructor will contact you when a date has been confirmed for your child - we won't be able to give you an update until then. 
Please REGISTER by completing this Online Registration FORM


The last day of registration for the summer ILE program is Tuesday, July 20 to start class Wednesday, July 21.
After July 20, summer registration is closed.
Please visit International & Indigenous Languages Program web page to register for this coming Fall's program.


  • Summer Virtual Program is offered free-of-charge to Ontario residents
  • A tuition fee of $100/language/child will be applied to out-of-province and International Students, and Visitors to Canada. Note: if a fee paying student cancels we will refund a prorated amount minus a $15 admin fee.
  • There are no consumable fees for the summer 2021 program.


The Ottawa Catholic School Board reserves the right to cancel any program due to lack of registration.



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Afternoon Fun & Learn Program 

(Grades JK - 8)
1:00 - 3:30 pm

To enrich the International Languages Program, a Virtual Fun & Learn Program is offered in the afternoon (instructed in Mandarin). Separate registration is required. Details including price are available at: