International languages (elementary) registrations will open again on January 9, 2023, for the February intake.

IILE instructors needed for Arabic, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi and Marathi. Send resume & cover letter to int-lang@hdsb.ca.

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.

Dates:

This Program includes a Full School Year session (2022-2023).

Times:

Friday Evening Classes: 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m  – Sept 30, 2022 – June 02, 2023

Saturday Morning Classes: 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Oct 01, 2022 – June 03, 2023

Wednesday Evening Classes: 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m – Oct 12, 2022 – May 31, 2023

Registration:

IILE Registration is now CLOSED for November 4th/5th start (enrolment is dependent on space availability)

Course Offerings:

See ‘Course List‘ for dates and times.

IILE Registration is now CLOSED for November 4th/5th start (enrolment is dependent on space availability)

Please see Course List for course dates, times and locations.

We are charging a materials fee of $25 for the Full year language program 2022-2023. To pay please click this link.


Registration:

IILE Registration is now CLOSED for November 4th/5th start (enrolment is dependent on space availability)


IILE Registration is now CLOSED for November 4th/5th start (enrolment is dependent on space availability)



Unfortunately students who do not reside in Halton are not eligible for this program. Please contact your home school board.

How do I register my child into the program?

Current HDSB students, and students currently attending the IILE program through the Halton District School Board may register using the Google form found on the website.

New Students who live in the Halton region must complete the full registration form found on the website.

When does registration close?

Registration is open for the 2022-2023 full year program.

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 charging a materials fee of $25 for the Full year language program 2022-2023. To pay please click this link.

Are classes in person or virtual?

The full year International and Indigenous Languages Elementary Program 2022-23 courses will run in person.

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 if you are withdrawing your child.

Will there be other adults in the classroom?

Only approved volunteers will be permitted in the building.

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?

Students may enroll in 1 language course on a Friday evening and 1 on a Saturday morning if both are in different languages. This is an Ontario Ministry of Education funded program. Students may take a maximum of 2.5 hrs. per language per week.

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?

Please email int-lang@hdsb.ca to request the appropriate 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?

Our full year IILE Program (2022-2023) course offerings are based on demand.

If a language is not offered, please email int-lang@hdsb.ca with your request.  New languages require a minimum of 23 students to run and could potentially begin the following school year. 

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.


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.

Dates:

July 3, 2023- July 27, 2022 (Monday to Thursday)

Times:

9:30 am to 12:00 pm.

Locations:

TBA

Course Offerings:

TBA

Registration:

TBA

  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 Canada’s official languages. 

Class calendar Friday & Saturday   |   Email int-lang@hdsb.ca