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. 

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 5, 2024 to May 10, 2025, excluding holiday weekends

WHAT: Current languages offered: Spanish, Italian, Polish, Portuguese,  Mandarin, Tagalog, Ukrainian and Arabic.

Looking to add: Ojibwe / Anishinaabemowin,  Cantonese, Assyrian, German, Greek.  

Other languages considered on request.

WHERE: The 2024-2025 IILE program is offered through Remote Learning (online) with synchronous instruction using Brightspace/D2L Learning Management System.

REGISTER: IILE 2024-2015 Registration 
Note: 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