Registration for Full Year Language courses is now closed.

About International Language Credit Courses

Today student’s live in an increasingly interdependent and global world and the study of international languages provides students the opportunity to learn an additional language, enrich their understanding of how languages work and to develop greater understanding and sensitivity towards other cultures.

The International Languages Secondary Credit Program operates as part of our Night School Program and is open to all adult and high school students who wish to earn a credit towards their Ontario Secondary School Diploma.

Courses run on Wednesday evenings from September to June.

Courses currently running are Arabic, German, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin and Spanish.

It is important to note that these are High School Credit Courses. We do not offer General Interest or Beginner Courses. All students are expected to have  a grade 10 or higher proficiency level of the language with the ability to communicate verbally and in writing with basic phrases at time of enrollment.  

All courses require successful completion of pre-requisites prior to enrollment. This includes students who are native speakers of a language which they wish to take as a Night School Credit.

The Registration Process

Enrollment begins in June and closes in September.
Select one of the following:

Students currently enrolled a Secondary School in the Halton region must register for Night School through the Student Services Department at their home school prior to the deadline.   Please see your guidance office for more information.

Non-HDSB students must bring bring a completed registration form to the Student Services Department at their home school prior to the deadline.   The home school must attach a credit counselling summary, verify identity and eligibility to enroll in the course, and sign the registration form prior to submission.    See what documents are acceptable here.

Adults (18 yrs of age or older) must complete a registration form to register in person at Gary Allan High School, Burlington, by email,, or fax (905) 637-5390.

Adults MUST provide the following at time of registration:

  •       Proof of Citizenship
  •       Proof Of Date of birth
  •       Proof of Ontario Residency

See what documents are acceptable here.

Adult students will be integrated into a mixed class with current High School Students and as such, must commit to the same expectations.  This includes completion of  all  assignments,  tests and exams, and maintaining regular attendance (max 3 absences total).  Failure to do so will result in removal from the program and a failing mark on the students permanent educational records.

See Information & Schedules or Frequently Asked Questions for more details.

Please note that as these are High School Credit classes, current high school students and students who require the credit for graduation will receive priority placement in the course.  All other applicants will be placed on a wait list in order of application date and will be notified the week prior to course the start date. 

Spaces in class are limited and may reach capacity prior to the registration deadline.

There is no cost to Ontario Residents to participate in the program. Fees apply for International/Out of Province Students.