Free International Language Programs

Important Note 
SMCDSB International Languages Program will not be starting Saturday, September 19, 2020

As you are aware, there are many changes for this new 2020-2021 school year due to the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic.  We understand that families are currently making the difficult decision to either have their children return to school or participate in remote learning. 

In order to ensure the safety of all staff and students, we have made the difficult decision to NOT offer our SMCDSB International Languages Program face to face at this time. We are currently exploring other options and possibly an online format and will keep our families informed if we are able to do so.

Our International Languages Program will continue to send emails to families as well as post updates on the Continuing & Community Education website.


Thank you for your understanding.

The International Languages Program - elementary has been offered for over 20 years  with the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board.  Learning two languages is the best tool to help children do better in school.  

WHO: Students in grades JK - Grade 8 (open to children of all school boards). Late registrations and ongoing registrations throughout the year are always welcome! 

WHEN: Start Date for 2020-21 is PENDING

WHAT: Current languages offered: Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Polish, Tagalog (Filipino), and Mandarin. We will consider German and Greek if enough students are interested. We are willing to offer more languages, so if there is a language that are you interested in, please email us at

REGISTER: Registration for the 2020-21 school year is now open! Register now!

ILP will welcome High school students when our program returns to face to face classes on Saturdays to earn high school community service hours.