International and Indigenous Languages Elementary Program 2022-23 Registration Form
The International and Indigenous Languages Elementary Program (IILE) has been offered for over 20 years with the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board. Students in JK to Grade 8 may learn a new language or experience the culture and traditions of their heritage language. Learning two languages is the best tool to help children do better in school. Studies also show that children with two or more languages, are more likely to develop their brain better; have stronger bonds with parents; have better communication skills and be better prepared for school. Studies also show that children are better at reading and writing; are more creative; have a sharper memory; are better at solving problems; have a chance to make more friends and find better jobs later in life.
WHO: Students in grades JK - Grade 8 (open to children in all school boards). Registrations throughout the year are always welcome!
WHEN: Saturdays, 9 - 11:30 am, October 1, 2022 to May 13, 2023
WHAT: Current languages offered: Spanish, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Mandarin, Tagalog and Arabic.
Looking to add: Ojibwe / Anishinaabemowin, Ukrainian and Assyrian, German, Greek.
Other languages considered on request.
WHERE: The 2022-2023 IILE program will offer some classes Online Virtual Learning or Face to Face Classes.
Online Virtual (Remote) Learning
Synchronous learning: Learning that happens in real time with an instructor online
Asynchronous learning: Learning that is not delivered in real time. Asynchronous learning may involve students watching pre-recorded video lessons, completing assigned tasks and activities.
Face to Face learning in the classroom.
Locations: St. Joseph's Catholic High School, 243 Cundles Road East, Barrie or Holy Trinity Catholic High School, 100 Melbourne Drive, Bradford.
All Languages and Classes are pending student enrollment.