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, September 30, 2023 to May 11, 2024 excluding holiday weekends.

WHAT: Current languages offered: Spanish, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Mandarin, Tagalog, Ukrainian and Arabic.
Looking to add: Ojibwe / Anishinaabemowin and Assyrian, German, Greek, Cantonese. 
Other languages considered on request.

WHERE: The 2023-2024 IILE program will be offered through Remote Learning (online) with synchronous instruction using Brightspace/D2L Learning Management System.

REGISTER: 2023-2024 IILE Registration
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