Free International Language Programs
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 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. 

WHOStudents in grades JK - Grade 8 (open to children of all school boards)
WHEN: Saturday mornings, 9 am - 11:30 a.m. September 30,2023 - May 11, 2024

 Learn Spanish, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Mandarin, Tagalog, German, Arabic,  Ukrainian and Ojibwe / Anishinaabemowin (classes will run pending enrolment of a Language). (Other languages considered on request)

WHERE:  2023-2024 IILE Classes will be delivered using a Hybrid Learning model(Virtual Learning, with some in-person classes -TBD) this year.

Virtual Learning Description
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



REGISTER: Registration fro 2023/2024 will open May 2023
Spaces are limited and will be granted on a first come first served basis. 

CONTACT: For any inquiries, please email [email protected] or
call 705-722-3555 Ext 331