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International Languages - Secondary Program


Earn a Credit

Learn a Language


Classes run Saturdays,

September 12, 2020 to June 12, 2021 (to be confirmed)

9:00 am - 12:30 pm

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Benefits of the International Languages (Secondary) Program 

 •  Language Learner Support      •  Personal Growth      •  Identity      •  Employment

IL Grade 9 - 12 courses are for high school students and adults who:

  • graduated from the IL Elementary Program and/or
  • have no prior knowledge of the language, or
  • are native speakers
All courses follow Ministry of Education guidelines and are accepted as credits towards a high school diploma. The courses are for eligible regular day school students, and adults, who are Ontario residents. Current graduation requirements recognize at least one credit in a third language.
International Languages program enables students to:
  • Prepare for post-secondary studies and careers in the fields of business, trade and communications 
  • Foster global awareness and understanding
  • Enhance student exchanges, and
  • Develop training skills for international/global employment opportunities

REGISTRATION for the IL Credit Program is at the beginning of the school year ONLY.
  Online Registration for the 2020 - 2021 school year  is now OPEN  
RETURNING Student Registration   NEW Student Registration
 Walk-in Registration will be open at each school location on
September 12, 19, 26 from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
After September 26 registration for the IL credit program is closed

FEE payable online:

    •  $10 Consumables/Activity fee
    •  $500 Out-of-province/International Student
SchoolCash Online will start accepting payments June 10.


  Site Location   Languages Offered 
Frank Ryan Catholic School  (128 Chesterton Dr., Ottawa) Italian,  Spanish
Holy Trinity HS  (180 Katimavik Rd., Kanata) Mandarin (Simplified) 
St. Mother Teresa HS   (440 Longfields Dr., Barrhaven)
Korean,  Gaelic 
Mandarin  (Simplified), Punjabi
Notre Dame HS   (710 Broadview Ave., Ottawa)
Mandarin  (Simplified)
St. George School   (130 Keyworth Ave., Ottawa)
St. Nicholas Adult HS  (893 Admiral Ave., Ottawa) Polish 
St. Patrick's HS (2525 Alta Vista Dr., Ottawa) 
Mandarin (Traditional)
The Ottawa Catholic School Board reserves the right to cancel any program due to lack of registration.