Due to the current events surrounding the Covid-19 virus, all classes are currently suspended.

Please refer to www.hdsb.ca for updates.

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 in various sites across the Halton region and 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.

More information and Frequently Asked Questions

Registration Information

September to June 2019-2020 Full year course information:

Friday classes: September 20th – June 5th,  6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday classes:  September 21st – June 6th,  9:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m.*

*German classes begin at 9 a.m. to coincide with the High School German Credit Program.

2019-2020 Full year Course list

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


Summer 2020 Course Information:

Dates and times: July 6th, 2020 – July 30th, 2020
Monday to Friday, 9:30 am- 12:00 pm

2020 Summer Course List 

Summer registration closes May 8th. Space may fill up prior to that date.

There is a fee of $25.00 per student for this program.  This fee is immediately applied to the purchase of supplies that will be used in the classroom such as books or art supplies. As such the fee is 100% non-refundable unless the course is cancelled.

This fee must be paid online by credit card at time of registration, or submitted by cash or cheque, payable to ‘Gary Allan High School’ delivered in person or mailed to:  ‘Gary Allan High School, 3250 New Street, Burlington, Ontario, L7N 1M8’

  • If you chose to pay by cash or cheque, please send in your material fee immediately.
  • Your child’s spot in the class is not held until this fee is received.
  • Payment will not be accepted on the 1st day of class.
  • You will be emailed a receipt permitting your child to attend class once your material fee has been approved.
  • Families who have already had a child in the program:
    Do not create a new account. Log into your current account below, update information, select a course and a payment option and your’re done!
  • Families new to the program:
    Create a new account in the parents name below, then add each child’s information. Select a course and a payment option and you’re done!

Registration is suspended at this time 

NOTE: Students must be residents of the Halton Region. For all non-Halton residents, please register with your local school board.

 Languages are not offered at all locations. Please browse programs to see exact locations of each course.  All classes and locations are conditional on sufficient enrollment. Grade level distributions may change based on enrollment.    Additional languages may be offered based on demand.  If a language is not listed above, 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.