Elementary International & Indigenous Languages Program 2021-2022

Virtual language classes for JK - Grade 8 students

The OCDSB is offering virtual international language classes through the Continuing Education Department’s International and Indigenous Languages Program. The focus of this program is to provide students with an opportunity to learn to listen, speak and write in a new language or to maintain the language of their home or heritage. These classes are designed for JK to Grade 8 students and will be delivered through the use of different online tools.

As this is a virtual learning opportunity, in order to participate in this program your child will need to have access to technology and the internet.

Saturday Program
(Weekend Virtual Language Classes)

After School Program
(Weekday Virtual Language Classes)

Duration: September 11, 2021 - June 11, 2022

Duration: September 27, 2021 - June 9, 2022


Saturday Morning Language Classes:
9:30 am - 12:00 pm 

Albanian, Arabic, Bahasa Indonesia, Cantonese, Chin, Cree, Czech, Dari, Finnish, Greek, Gujarati, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Kannada, Khmer, Lai, Malayalam, Mandarin T, Marathi, Mongolian, Nepali, Nuer, Oromo Ethiopia, Pashto, Persian/Farsi, Serbian, Sinhala, Somali, Spanish, Swedish, Tamazight, Tagalog, Tamil, Telugu, Tibetan, Urdu, and Vietnamese. 

Saturday Afternoon Language Classes:
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

ASL (American Sign Language), Arabic, Bengali, Japanese, Mandarin S, Nuer, Pashto, Spanish, Turkish, and Vietnamese.

Monday & Tuesday Language Classes:

4:15 pm - 5:30 pm

ASL (American Sign Language)
Mandarin T

Wednesday & Thursday Language Classes:

4:15 pm - 5:30 pm

Mandarin S

Please note: Students cannot attend the same language class twice during the week. If registering for multiple language classes, the classes selected must be in different languages.

Language classes will be offered subject to sufficient enrolment and availability. All registrants will be contacted once their application has been accepted.

Registration information

Registration deadline for full program: August 25th, 2021 (*students can still register after this date).
*Please note: due to the processing time for new applicants, students who register after August 25, 2021 will not be able to attend the full language program in its entirety. In order to start the program on the first day of classes, registration forms must be received before this deadline.

Parents & Guardians will register their children by completing and submitting one of these online registration forms: 

General Registration Form (for all languages except Hebrew):
General Language Class Registration Form

Hebrew Language Class Registration Forms:
1) Ottawa Modern Jewish School - Hebrew Sunday School Registration Form
Talmud Torah - Hebrew Sunday School Registration Form

Important Registration Information:

  • Please complete ONE registration form per child. In case you would like to make amendments in the registration form you submitted, send an email to [email protected] with information on changes needed. Please do not submit another registration form for the same student.
  • Registration Acceptance: There will be a period of 10 days to process the registration, assign students in classes, and contact parents/guardians with the acceptance letter and further information on the classes.
  • Student Fees: Out-of-province students or those who are on a Student or Visitor Visa must pay a $180.00 fee. Adjustments in the fees for siblings can be arranged. Parents & Guardians will be contacted with further information on the payment procedure.
  • Non-OCDSB Student Residency & Citizenship Verification: As per the Ontario Ministry of Education guidelines, a verification of residence and citizenship status in Canada should be conducted for the completion of the registration process. Parents & Guardians will be contacted through email to book virtual appointments for the completion of the verification process. Please see the required registration documents below.

Required registration documents for Non-OCDSB Students:

  1. Proof of Address (e.g., Current Property Tax Bill; Current Utility Bill; Home Phone/Cable/Internet Bill. Please note, Driver’s License is not acceptable)
  2. Proof of Citizenship and Status in Canada:
  • Canadian Citizen (Birth Certificate, Passport, Baptismal Certificate)
  • Permanent Resident (Permanent Resident Card, Stage One Approval letter, Equivalent Documentation from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) confirming approval in principle)
  • Refugee Status: Documentation from IRCC confirming status, Consideration of eligibility (Convention refugee)
  • Diplomat Status / Minister’s Permit
  • Student Visa (Study Permit)
  • Visitor Visa (Visitor Record)
  • Copy of last years day school Report Card - OEN

Contact Us:

For any questions, please contact the IILP office at 613-239-2703 or send an email to: [email protected]

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