Free International Language Programs
The International Languages Program - Elementary has been offered for over 20 years with the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board.  

Learning a second language 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 have increased brain development; have stronger bonds with parents; have better communication skills and be better prepared for school.  Studies also show that children demonstrate enhanced reading and writing skills; are more creative; have a sharper memory; are better at solving problems. 

WHO:  Students in grades JK - Grade 8 (open to children of all school boards). 

WHEN: Saturdays, 9 am - 11:30 a.m. October 2, 2021 to April 30, 2022 (excluding any holiday weekends)  

Learn Spanish, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Mandarin, Tagalog, German, Arabic and Greek (classes will run pending enrolment of a Language).

NEW:  Added Arabic Language to our registration.  Looking to start a class for the remainder of this ILP year pending student enrolment.

Classes will be online with synchronous and asynchronous 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


WHERE: The 2021-2022 ILP program will be delivered online for this school year. There is a possibility of Face-Face classes for the 2022-2023 school year.

Please note: There will be limits on class sizes, registrations and enrollment will be first come first served. 


 Registration is still open for the reminder of the school year. Individuals may register online using the Online Registration Form.

CONTACT: For any inquiries, please email or call Christine Mink-Hiles at 705-722-3555 Ext 331

ILP will welcome high school student-volunteers when our program returns to face to face classes on Saturdays to earn high school community service hours.