We hope everyone had a healthy and safe summer!

The International and Indigenous Language Program was scheduled to begin this weekend September 24/25. Unfortunately we have encountered some technical issues and the virtual classrooms will not be ready to go this weekend. We have made the difficult decision to delay the start of the program by 1 week in order to make sure that our students have the best environment for learning. Classes will now start October 1st and 2nd.
By Wednesday, September 29th, all students will receive an invite to their virtual classroom to their HDSB email account. Current HDSB students will use the same login credentials that they use in their day school. Out-of-Board students will receive a separate email with their HDSB username and password.
At this time all classes are virtual. We hope to resume in-person classes in the near future when permitted by Public Health.
We are sorry for the inconvenience and look forward to seeing all of our students on October 1st & 2nd.



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

Friday Evening Classes, September 24th – June 3rd, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m

Saturday Morning Classes, September 25th – June 4th, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Not all courses are offered in all locations. See ‘Course List‘ for locations and dates. Courses may change format pending Covid-19 developments. Click ‘Register‘ tab to enroll. 


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

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Registration is still available for certain courses. See below.

Given the uncertainty around the Covid-19 Pandemic, it is possible that course delivery methods may change as the situation evolves. Students will be contacted via email in the event that any changes are required

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

Select an option below:

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?

Students currently attending the IILE program through the Halton District School Board may register through the Google link

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

When does registration close?

Registration will be continuous entry

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 upcoming school year

Are classes in person or virtual?

All International and Indigenous Languages Elementary Program 2021-22 courses will start with Virtual Instruction through an online format, and will remain so until authorization for a return to In-Person Instruction is provided by Ontario Public Health and the Halton District School Board.

Format may change pending Covid-19 developments.

How will my child get access to an online class?

All students will be sent a link to the remote learning Google Classroom  via email in the week prior to the course.  Current HDSB students will be able to log into their course using their current HDSB login information.

Non-HDSB students will be sent login information via email.

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?

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.

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 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 (2021-2022) course offerings are based on demand.

If a language is not offered, please email 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 and currently run as a part of the home school day school program.

  All classes are conditional on sufficient enrollment. Grade level distributions may change based on enrollment.    If a language is not offered, please email 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