ICP - Component 1

Component 1

International Languages and Intercultural Communication

This component of the OCDSB's International Certificate Program requires you to complete ONE credit in a language other than English or French AND to participate in an intercultural awareness workshop. For more information please speak to your International Certificate Advisor, Guidance Counsellor and/or the International Education Coordinator.

Part A: International Languages
Choose ONE of the following three options:

  1. International language course offered by your school (full credit — 110 hours)
  2. International language course offered through OCDSB’s International Languages Program
  3. International language learning experience (including Indigenous Languages, American Sign Language, Braille, Rosetta Stone or Duolingo) approved by, the ICP Advisor, and/or the International Education Coordinator. 

For students who are newcomers to Canada during their high school years, any language credits in ESL, ELD, FSL and IL will be considered.

Honours Option:

If you obtain TWO credits in a language other than English or French OR ONE additional credit in another international language, you may qualify for an Honours designation on your Certificate. 

Part B: Intercultural Communication and Awareness Workshop

Complete the 3.5 hour Intercultural Communication and Awareness Workshop which helps you to understand and appreciate the complexities of culture and to develop cultural competencies.

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