Registration for the Summer Program is open until June 4th, 2021.

About The Program

The International and Indigenous Languages Elementary Program is a non-credit program that is open to all Halton elementary school-age children (JK-8) regardless of their cultural or ethnic background.

This program provides Halton students with the opportunity to develop their language skills,  deepen their cultural awareness, foster pride in their heritage and strengthen their self-esteem. In addition to building language skills, research demonstrates that students who study languages in addition to English and French perform better in other school subjects.

This program runs through Remote Learning (online) using Google Classroom due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.

This Program includes a Full School Year session (September – June) and a Summer program (July).

Classes DO run on all P.A. Days unless the date coincides with a holiday.

About the Summer Program

The International and Indigenous Languages Elementary (IILE) program is available through Remote Learning (online) using Google Classroom. Halton students who are from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8 are eligible to participate. The course focuses on: reading, writing, listening and speaking.

Students must log into the Google Classroom at 9am on July 5th using the link which will be emailed prior to the 1st date of class.

 

Dates and times:

Summer 2021: July 5th – July 29th, Monday to Thursday, 9:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.

 

The following courses are offered through Summer School 2021: July 5th – July 29th, Monday to Thursday, 9:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.

Arabic
Farsi
German
Hindi

Korean
Mandarin
Punjabi
Sanskrit

Spanish
Telugu
Urdu

 

French and English are not offered, as they are currently run as a part of the home school day school program. 

Due to the pandemic, it is very important that parents review the Frequently Asked Questions prior to registering.

Please register using a PC/Mac/Chromebook – Mobile phones may not support the registration forms.

Select an option below: 

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Students must be Halton Residents

How do I register my child into the program?

Students currently attending the IILE program through the Halton District School Board may register through a Google link,  which will be sent via School Messenger in the last week of April.

New Students must complete the full registration form found on the website,  available the last week of April.

When does registration close?

Registration closes on June 4th, 2021.  Applications received after this date will not be accepted.

 

New Students must complete the full registration form found on the website,  available the last week of April.

How old does a child have to be to register for the program?

Children who are currently of age to be in JK to Grade 8 may register for the International and Indigenous
Languages Elementary Program.

My child is NOT a resident in the Halton Region. Can they still take part?

No, this program is only open to Halton Students.
If your child is from another region, they must take the course in that region. Please contact that school board for information on courses that they offer.

Information about the 'Materials Fee'

We are not charging a materials fee for the 2021 Summer School IILE Program

Are classes all Virtual?

Yes, at this time, classes will all be offer through Remote Learning.

What time does my child need to be online for the class?

Students must log in at 9:00 am on July 5th .  The Instructor will then explain the schedule and expectations.

How many students will be in a class?

We require 23 students to run a class

What happens if there aren't enough students enrolled to run a class?

If we have to cancel a class, we will notify the parents by email.

Will my child be in class with other children with the same understanding of the language or the same age group?

The instructor of the class will divide the class into groups by age as well as by understanding of the language,
and will teach appropriate lessons to each group.
If there are multiple classes of the same language running, classes will be divided by grade.

My child will not be able to attend the entire course. Can they still come to some of the classes?

Yes. We ask that you inform your instructor if you know they will be missing classes or you are withdrawing your child.

Will there be other adults in the classroom?

Due to the course being taught through Remote Learning, some parents may be assisting their children in using the technology.

What happens if my child cannot participate for the duration of the class?

It is recommended that the student participate for the duration of the class in order to keep up.

Can my child take more than one language class?

No, students may only enroll in 1 language course during the summer

How do I find out about cancelled classes?

Should an instructor be ill or otherwise unable to attend class, every effort will be made to offer the class with a qualified supply teacher. If this is not possible, we will contact you via email and/or phone.

My child has allergies/medical conditions. What does the school need?

For remote learning classes, we do not need the medical forms.

How will I be contacted?

All communication regarding the course will be done by email.
In emergency situations, staff will attempt to contact parents/guardians by phone.
Under rare circumstances, some documentation may be mailed to the parent/guardian at their home address.

O.E.N What is it and where can I find it?

O.E.N. Stands for Ontario Education Number. It is a unique 9-digit number assigned to each Ontario Student by the Ministry of Education. This number can be found on your child’s report card.  Your child may not have an O.E.N. if they are in Junior Kindergarten, are Home-schooled, or attend a private school.

The language I wish to enroll my student into is not listed. Why not?

Summer language programs offered are based on interest in previous years.
Our full year IILE Program (2021-2022) includes additional languages which will be posted on our website at www.garyallan.ca in late August, 2021.

French and English are not offered, as they are Canada’s official languages and currently run as a part of the home school day school program.

How does my child log into the Remote Learning classes?

Login information sent to the student by email at the beginning of the course. Current HDSB students may use their current HDSB email and password to log in.

Students who are not from the HDSB will be given an HDSB email address/username and password.

All user names require you to enter “@hdsb.ca” at the end.

My child's username and password does not work

  • Students must use their HDSB login information.
  • Please be certain to log out of all other email accounts.
  • All usernames must have “@hdsb.ca” added to the end.
  • Passwords are case sensitive.

If you continue to have trouble, please email int-lang@hdsb.ca

My child never received a username or password.

  • Please ensure that you have correctly registered your child, and that you registered with the Halton District School Board, and not a different board.
  • Current IILE students will receive an invitation to the classroom through their current email address.
  • Usernames and passwords for new students are emailed to the email address that the parent used to register the student. Ensure you are checking the correct email account.
    If you did not receive it, please check your ‘Junk’ or ‘Spam’ folders. In some cases, certain email servers may have automatically deleted emails, filtering them as unsolicited.
    If you did not receive this email, please contact int-lang@hdsb.ca

  All classes are conditional on sufficient enrollment. Grade level distributions may change based on enrollment.    If a language is not offered, please email int-lang@hdsb.ca with your request.  New languages require a minimum of 22 students to run and could potentially begin the following school year. 

French and English are not offered, as they are currently run as a part of the home school day school program. 

Questions? Click here for more information    or     email int-lang@hdsb.ca