International and Indigenous Languages- Fall Registration

20 Jun

Elementary School Programs– Students in Senior Kindergarten to Grade 8 can learn to read, write and speak a new language or maintain their heritage language. More than 20 different language courses are available. Registration for the 2020-2021 school year will begin in early July 2020. For locations, times and dates, please see the list of Elementary courses.

Research shows that speaking more than one language has many cognitive benefits and may:
· improve how the brain functions such as improving memory and concentration
· enhance decision-making and multi-tasking skills
· open future employment opportunities.

Please check the YRDSB website in July for the most up to date information on registration and program delivery. Due to space limitations, registration will take place on a first come first served basis.

Secondary School Credit Programs– The Credit International and Indigenous Languages program, offering 15 different languages, is available to students from Grades 9 to 12. Registration is now open for the upcoming 2020-2021 school course offerings, and closes on September 9, 2020.

Did you know there are many benefits to taking credit language courses? Students can take one International Languages Course as a Group 1- Compulsory or as an Elective Credit towards their Ontario Secondary Diploma. Students can also earn up to three credits towards graduation. If students successfully complete the Level D – University course, it can be used as one of their top six (6) marks for post-secondary entry. Please visit the YRDSB website for more information about our courses, program delivery and registration information.

Thank you for your interest in our programs. Please do not hesitate to e-mail us if you have any questions international.languages@yrdsb.ca