International Languages Secondary Program

2024-2025 International Language Classes for Secondary Students & Adults

The scope of the International Languages Secondary Program is to:

  • Promote plurilingualism and linguistic diversity, a valuable basis for courses in International Languages at the high school level (for credit)
  • Give secondary students and adult students the opportunity to learn or maintain a language other than English or French
  • Prepare students for post-secondary studies in the fields of business, trade and communications
  • Enhance student exchanges
  • Develop skills for national and international opportunities.

This school year, language classes will be offered virtually.

Language credit courses information

  1. Virtual Saturday Morning Classes (all students & adult learners)

    Program Duration: September 21, 2024 - June 14, 2025
    Time: Saturday mornings, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Registration is now OPEN 

  2. Virtual Evening Classes: Tamil (all students & adult learners)

    Program Duration: October 8, 2024 - May 6, 2025
    Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

  3. Virtual Evening Classes: Arabic, German, Japanese, Sinhalese, Somali, Spanish, and Swedish
    Program Duration:
     January 14, 2025 - June 10, 2025
    Registration is now CLOSED

List of Languages

Please note: Courses will run based on sufficient enrolment and are subject to cancellation or changes. Registrations are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Credit Courses

Mode of instruction

Course Code

Course Code

Course Code

LANGUAGES

Virtual and/or In-Person

BD Level (Grade 10)

CU Level (Grade 11)

DU level (Grade 12)

American Sign Language (ASL)

Virtual

LASBO

-

-

Arabic

Virtual

LYABD

LYACU

LYADU

Bulgarian

Virtual

LBBBD

LBBCU

LBBDU

Cantonese

Virtual

LKCBD

LKCCU

LKCDU

Croatian

Virtual

LBCBD

LBCCU

LBCDU

Czech

Virtual

LRCBD

LRCCU

LRCDU

Danish

Virtual

LLDBD

LLDCU

LLDDU

Dari

Virtual

LYDBD

LYDCU

LYDDU

Finnish

Virtual

LLFBD

LLFCU

LLFDU

Gaelic

Virtual

LWCBD

LWCCU

LWCDU

German

Virtual

LWGBD

LWGCU

LWGDU

Greek (Modern)

Virtual

LBGBD

LBGCU

LBGDU

Hindi

Virtual

LIHBD

LIHCU

LIHDU

Icelandic

Virtual

LLIBD

LLICU

LLIDU

Japanese

Virtual

LKJBD

LKJCU

LKJDU

Khmer

Virtual

LPKBD

LPKCU

LPKDU

Norwegian

Virtual

LLNBD

LLNCU

LLNDU

Mandarin - Simplified

Virtual

LKBBD

LKBCU

LKBDU

Mandarin - Traditional

Virtual

LKMBD

LKMCU

LKMDU

Pashto

Virtual

LYPBD

LYPCU

LYPDU

Persian (Farsi)

Virtual

LYFBD

LYFCU

LYFDU

Portuguese

Virtual

LWPBD

LWPCU

LWPDU

Romanian

Virtual

LROBD

LROCU

LRODU

Serbian

Virtual

LBSBD

LBSCU

LBSDU

Sinhalese
Virtual

LISBD  

LISCU  
LISDU

Somali

Virtual

LDMBD

LDMCU

LDMDU

Spanish

Virtual

LWSBD

LWSCU

LWSDU

Swedish

Virtual

LLSBD

LLSCU

LLSDU

Tamazight

Virtual

LDTBD

LDTCU

LDTDU

Tamil

Virtual

LITBD

LITCU

LITDU

Thai

Virtual

LPTBD

LPTCU

LPTDU

Urdu

Virtual

LIUBD

LIUCU

LIUDU

Vietnamese

Virtual

LPVBD

LPVCU

PLVDU

 

How to Register:

  • OCDSB students: Must register through their Guidance Counselor
  • Non-OCDSB students (students from other Boards, international or out-of-province students, and adults): Students who are currently enrolled in a non-OCDSB day school.
    Please note: Verification of residence and citizenship status in Canada need to be completed virtually and parents/guardians or students will be contacted with further information.

Registration Form

Eligibility and Prerequisites:

  • The credit language courses are in three levels: BD (grade 10), CU (grade 11), and DU (grade 12). 
  • High school students (grades 9 to 12) and adults are eligible to take the language credit courses
  • Grade 9 students can only register in BD level language courses.  
  • CU and DU level courses have prerequisites (BD and CU respectively).  
  • Students in grade 11/12 who are newcomers and are interested in registering in the age appropriate level without the prerequisite will need to complete a form, provide evidence of credits completed in the target language and be assessed on their language competency.

Verification for non-OCDSB students:

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. Required documents are: 

  • 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)
  • 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 most recent credit counseling summary transcript or student status sheet.

Fees:

  • International & Out-of-Province students & adults: $500.00
  • Adults Ontario residents (NOT working towards completion of an Ontario Secondary School Diploma): $50.00

Some language courses may require a Textbook deposit ($80.00).  Cash or cheque made payable to the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board will be accepted.  A refund will be issued to students upon return of the textbook in satisfactory condition at the end of the course.  Textbook refund issues must be addressed within one calendar year of the commencement of the course.  Textbook deposit records are not retained beyond this time period.

For any questions, please contact the IILP office at 613-239-2703 or send an email to: [email protected](Please do not contact the Glebe HS office during the weekday with inquiries about the languages program).

 


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