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International and Indigenous Languages - Elementary Programs
International and Indigenous Languages - Elementary Programs

Students in Senior Kindergarten to Grade 8 can learn to read, write and speak a new language or maintain their heritage language. More than 20 different language courses are available.*

Duration​

Classes run:

  • once a week
  • for 2.5 hours
  • for 30 classes
  • between September and June.

Eligibility

  • Elementary ​school-age children, grades SK to 8. 
  • Students must be age 5 before December 31st. Proof of age is required.

Fee

  • Free program funded by the Ontario Ministry of Education.
  • A $20 non-refundable, consumable and resource fee is due at registration.
  • Cheques must be made payable to International Languages Program.
  • Visa students are required to pay an additional $200 for registration.

Registration

Visit the school site offering the language class during class hours. Continuous registration is available until January 31.

To register, please bring:

  • ​Proof of age (students must be 5 years of age by December 31st)
  • Ontario Education Number (OEN) (found on the child's report card)
  • Student number (if a YRDSB student​)
  • $20 in cash or cheque payable to International Languages Program

​Non-YRDSB students must also bring:

  • Proof of status in Canada (Canadian citizens require one original Citizenship/Immigration document; other citizenships require two Citizenship/Immigration documents)

Information on language courses offered, times and locations can be found below.

 

  • Arabic
    • LocationCity​Address​Registration​First Class

      Emily Carr S.S.Woodbridge4901 Rutherford Rd. (between Islington & Pine Valley)9/11/20186:00-8:00 PM9/18/20186:00-8:30 PM

      Milliken Mills H.S.Unionville7522 Kennedy Rd. (S. Of Hwy #7)9/7/20186:00-8:00 PM9/14/20186:00-8:30 PM (effective 09/21/18)

      Richmond Hill H.S.Richmond Hill201 Yorkland St. (E. Of Yonge St., N of Elgin Mills Rd.)9/7/20186:00-8:00 PM9/14/20186:00-8:00 PM

      Sir William Mulock S.S.Newmarket705 Columbus Way (W Of Yonge St., S Of Mulock)9/11/20186:00-8:00 PM9/18/20186:00-8:30 PM

  • Cantonese
    • LocationCity​Address​Registration​First Class

      Alexander Mackenzie H.S.Richmond Hill300 Major Mackenzie Dr. (Between Yonge St. & Bathurst St.)9/7/20186:00-8:00 PM9/14/20186:00-8:30 PM

      Bayview S.S.Richmond Hill10077 Bayview Ave. (Bayview & Major Mackenzie Drive)9/8/201810:00 AM-12:00 PM9/15/20189:30 AM-12:00 PM

      Emily Carr S.S.Woodbridge4901 Rutherford Rd. (between Islington & Pine Valley)9/11/20186:00-8:00 PM9/18/20186:00-8:30 PM

      Markville S.S.Markham1000 Carlton Rd. (McCowan Rd. N. of Hwy #7)9/7/20186:00-8:00 PM9/14/20186:00-8:30 PM

      Markville S.S.Markham1000 Carlton Rd. (McCowan Rd. N. of Hwy #7)9/8/201810:00 AM-12:00 PM9/15/20189:30 AM-12:00 PM

      Middlefield C.I.Markham525 Highglen Ave. (S of 14th, E of McCowan)9/13/20186:00-8:00 PM9/20/20186:00-8:30 PM

      Milliken Mills H.S.Unionville7522 Kennedy Rd. (S. Of Hwy #7)9/7/20186:00-8:00 PM9/14/20186:00-8:30 pm (effective 09-21-2018)

      Pierre Elliott Trudeau H.S.Markham90 Bur Oak Ave. (N. of 16th Avenue., E of Kennedy Rd.)9/11/20186:00-8:00 PM9/18/20186:00-8:30 PM

      Sir William Mulock S.S.Newmarket705 Columbus Way (W Of Yonge St., S Of Mulock)9/11/20186:00-8:00 PM9/18/20186:00-8:30 PM

      Stouffville D.S.S.Stouffville801 Hoover Park Drive (S of Stouffville Rd, W of Hwy 48)9/11/20186:00-8:00 PM9/18/20186:00-8:30 PM

      Tommy Douglas S.S.Woodbridge4020 Major Mackenzie Dr.(N of Major Mackenzie & W of Weston Rd.)9/7/20186:00-8:00 PM9/14/20185:30-8:00 PM

      Unionville H.S.Unionville201 Town Centre Blvd. (Warden Ave. & Hwy #7)9/11/20186:00-8:00 PM9/18/20186:00-8:30 PM

      Vaughan S.S.Thornhill1401 Clark Ave. West (At Dufferin St.)9/7/20186:00-8:00 PM9/14/20186:00-8:30 PM

  • Dari
    • LocationCity​Address​Registration​First Class

      Richmond Hill H.S.Richmond Hill201 Yorkland St. (E. Of Yonge St., N of Elgin Mills Rd.)9/7/20186:00-8:00 PM9/14/20186:00-8:30 PM

  • Farsi
    • LocationCity​Address​Registration​First Class

      Alexander Mackenzie H.S.Richmond Hill300 Major Mackenzie Dr. (Between Yonge St. & Bathurst St.)9/13/20186:00-8:00 PM9/20/20185:30-8:00 PM

      Dr. Bette Stephenson CFLRichmond Hill36 Regatta Ave. (N of King Side Rd., W of Yonge St.)9/12/20186:00-8:00 PM9/19/20186:00-8:30 PM

      Emily Carr S.S.Woodbridge4901 Rutherford Rd. (between Islington & Pine Valley)9/11/20186:00-8:00 PM9/18/20186:00-8:30 PM

      Richmond Hill H.S.Richmond Hill201 Yorkland St. (E. Of Yonge St., N of Elgin Mills Rd.)9/8/201810:00 AM-12:00 PM9/15/20189:30 AM-12:00 PM

      Sir William Mulock S.S.Newmarket705 Columbus Way (W Of Yonge St., S Of Mulock)9/11/20186:00-8:00 PM9/18/20186:00-8:30 PM

      Thornhill S.S.Thornhill167 Dudley Ae. (Yonge & Clark)9/11/20186:00-8:00 PM9/18/20186:00-8:30 PM

      Thornlea S.S.Thornhill8075 Bayview Ave. (S Of Hwy #7)9/7/20186:00-8:00 PM9/14/20185:30-8:00 PM

  • German
    • LocationCity​Address​Registration​First Class

      Sir William Mulock S.S.Newmarket705 Columbus Way (W Of Yonge St., S Of Mulock)9/11/20186:00-8:00 PM9/18/20186:00-8:30 PM

  • Greek
    • LocationCity​Address​Registration​First Class

      Alexander Mackenzie H.S.Richmond Hill300 Major Mackenzie Dr. (Between Yonge St. & Bathurst St.)9/13/20186:00-8:00 PM9/20/20185:30-8:00 PM

      Sir William Mulock S.S.Newmarket705 Columbus Way (W Of Yonge St., S Of Mulock)9/11/20186:00-8:00 PM9/18/20186:00-8:30 PM

      Stouffville D.S.S.Stouffville801 Hoover Park Drive (S of Stouffville Rd., W of Hwy 48)9/11/20186:00-8:00 PM9/18/20186:00-8:30 PM

      Unionville H.S.Unionville201 Town Centre Blvd. (Warden Ave. & Hwy #7)9/11/20186:00-8:00 PM9/18/20186:00-8:30 PM

  • Gujarati
    • LocationCity​Address​Registration​First Class

      Bur Oak S.S.Markham933 Bur Oak Ave. (E of McCowan, S of Major Mackenzie)9/12/20186:00-8:00 PM9/19/20186:00-8:30 PM

      Cedarwood P.S.Markham399 Elson St. (N of Steeles, E. of Markham Road)9/13/20186:00-8:00 PM9/20/20185:30-8:00 PM

      Milliken Mills H.S.Unionville7522 Kennedy Rd. (S. Of Hwy #7)9/7/20186:00-8:00 PM9/14/20186:00-8:30 pm (effective 09-21-2018)

      Stephen Lewis S.S.Thornhill555 Autumn Hill Blvd. (S Of Rutherford, E Of Dufferin)9/12/20186:00-8:00 PM9/26/20186:00-8:30 PM

      Vaughan S.S.Thornhill1401 Clark Ave. West (At Dufferin St.)9/7/20186:00-8:00 PM9/14/20186:00-8:30 PM

  • Hebrew
    • LocationCity​Address​Registration​First Class

      Stephen Lewis S.S.Thornhill555 Autumn Hill Blvd. (S Of Rutherford, E Of Dufferin)9/12/20186:00-8:00 PM9/26/20186:00-8:30 PM

  • Hindi
    • LocationCity​Address​Registration​First Class

      Emily Carr S.S.Woodbridge4901 Rutherford Rd. (between Islington & Pine Valley)9/11/20186:00-8:00 PM9/18/20186:00-8:30 PM

      Middlefield C.I.Markham525 Highglen Av. (S of 14th, E of McCowan)9/8/201810:00-12 noon9/15/20189:30 - 12:00

      Milliken Mills H.S.Unionville7522 Kennedy Rd. (S. Of Hwy #7)9/7/20186:00-8:00 PM9/14/20186:00-8:30 pm (effective 09-21-2018)

      Sir William Mulock S.S.Newmarket705 Columbus Way (W Of Yonge St., S Of Mulock)9/11/20186:00-8:00 PM9/18/20186:00-8:30 PM

      Vaughan S.S.Thornhill1401 Clark Ave. West (At Dufferin St.)9/7/20186:00-8:00 PM9/14/20186:00-8:30 PM

  • Italian
    • LocationCity​Address​Registration​First Class

      Alexander Mackenzie H.S.Richmond Hill300 Major Mackenzie Dr. (Between Yonge St. & Bathurst St.)9/13/20186:00-8:00 PM9/20/20185:30-8:00 PM

      Emily Carr S.S.Woodbridge4901 Rutherford Rd. (between Islington & Pine Valley)9/11/20186:00-8:00 PM9/18/20186:00-8:30 PM

      Stephen Lewis S.S.Thornhill555 Autumn Hill Blvd. (S Of Rutherford, E Of Dufferin)9/12/20186:00-8:00 PM9/26/20186:00-8:30 PM

  • Japanese
    • LocationCity​Address​Registration​First Class

      Thornlea S.S.Thornhill8075 Bayview Ave. (S Of Hwy #7)9/8/201810:00 AM-12:00 PM9/15/20189:30 AM-12:00 PM

      Unionville H.S.Unionville201 Town Centre Blvd. (Warden Ave. & Hwy #7)9/11/20186:00-8:00 PM9/18/20186:00-8:30 PM

  • Korean
    • LocationCity​Address​Registration​First Class

      Alexander Mackenzie H.S.Richmond Hill300 Major Mackenzie Dr. (Between Yonge St. & Bathurst St.)9/13/20186:00-8:00 PM9/20/20185:30-8:00 PM

      Dr. Bette Stephenson CFLRichmond Hill36 Regatta Ave. (N of King Side Rd., W of Yonge St.)9/12/20186:00-8:00 PM9/19/20186:00-8:30 PM

      Emily Carr S.S.Woodbridge4901 Rutherford Rd. (between Islington & Pine Valley)9/11/20186:00-8:00 PM9/18/20186:00-8:30 PM

      Sir William Mulock S.S.Newmarket705 Columbus Way (W Of Yonge St., S Of Mulock)9/11/20186:00-8:00 PM9/18/20186:00-8:30 PM

      Thornhill S.S.Thornhill167 Dudley Ave. (Yonge & Clark)9/11/20186:00-8:00 PM9/18/20186:00-8:30 PM

      Thornlea S.S.Thornhill8075 Bayview Av. (S of Hwy 7)9/7/20186:00-8:00 PM9/14/20185:30-8:00 PM

  • Macedonian
    • LocationCity​Address​Registration​First Class

      Bur Oak S.S.Markham933 Bur Oak Ave. (E of McCowan, S of Major Mackenzie)9/12/20186:00-8:00 PM9/19/20186:00-8:30 PM

  • Mandarin
    • LocationCity​Address​Registration​First Class

      Unionville H.S.Thornhill201 Town Centre Blvd. (Warden Ave. & Hwy #7)9/7/20186:00-8:00 PM9/14/20186:00-8:30 PM

      Unionville H.S.Thornhill202 Town Centre Blvd. (Warden Ave. & Hwy #7)9/8/201810:00 AM-12:00 PM9/15/20189:30 AM-12:00 PM

  • Mandarin - Simplified
    • LocationCity​Address​Registration​First Class

      Alexander Mackenzie H.S.Richmond Hill300 Major Mackenzie Dr. (Between Yonge St. & Bathurst St.)9/7/20186:00-8:00 PM9/14/20186:00-8:30 PM

      Bayview S.S.Richmond Hill10077 Bayview Ave. (Bayview & Major Mackenzie Drive)9/7/20186:00-8:00 PM9/14/20186:00-8:30 PM

      Bayview S.S.Richmond HillSK REGISTRATION ONLY: Saturday September 89/8/201810:00 AM-12:00 PM9/15/20189:00-11:30 AM

      Bur Oak S.S.Markham933 Bur Oak Ave. (E of McCowan, S of Major Mackenzie)9/12/20186:00-8:00 PM9/19/20186:00-8:30 PM

      Dr. Bette Stephenson CFLRichmond Hill36 Regatta Ave. (N of King Side Rd., W of Yonge St.)9/12/20186:00-8:00 PM9/19/20186:00-8:30 PM

      Emily Carr S.S.Woodbridge4901 Rutherford Rd. (between Islington & Pine Valley)9/11/20186:00-8:00 PM9/18/20186:00-8:30 PM

      Langstaff S.S.Richmond Hill106 Garden Ave. (W of Yonge, N of Hwy. 7)9/7/20186:00-8:00 PM9/14/20186:00-8:30 PM

      Markville S.S.Markham1000 Carlton Rd. (McCowan Rd. N. of Hwy #7)9/7/20186:00-8:00 PM9/14/20186:00-8:30 PM

      Markville S.S.Markham1000 Carlton Rd. (McCowan Rd. N. of Hwy #7)9/8/201810:00 AM-12:00 PM9/15/20189:00-11:30 AM

      Middlefield C.I.Markham525 Highglen Ave. (S of 14th, E of McCowan)9/13/20186:00-8:00 PM9/20/20186:00-8:30 PM

      Middlefield C.I.Markham525 Highglen Av. (S of 14th, E of McCowan)9/8/201810:00 - 12 noon9/15/20189:30 - 12:00

      Milliken Mills H.S.Unionville7522 Kennedy Rd. (S of Hwy 7)9/7/20186:00-8:00 PM9/14/20186:00-8:30 pm (effective 09-21-2018)

      Newmarket H.S.Newmarket505 Pickering Cres. (E. Of Leslie St., N Off of Mulock Dr.)9/11/20186:00-8:00 PM9/18/20186:00-8:30 PM

      Pierre Elliott Trudeau H.S.Markham90 Bur Oak Ave. (N. of 16th Avenue., E of Kennedy Rd.)9/11/20186:00-8:00 PM9/18/20186:00-8:30 PM

      Pierre Elliott Trudeau H.S.Markham90 Bur Oak Ave. (N. of 16th Avenue., E of Kennedy Rd.)9/12/20186:00-8:00 PM9/19/20186:00-8:30 PM

      Richmond Hill H.S.Richmond Hill201 Yorkland St. (E. Of Yonge St., N of Elgin Mills Rd.)9/8/201810:00 AM-12:00 PM9/15/20189:30 AM-12:00 PM

      Stephen Lewis S.S.Thornhill555 Autumn Hill Blvd. (S Of Rutherford, E Of Dufferin)9/12/20186:00-8:00 PM9/26/20186:00-8:30 PM

      Stouffville D.S.S.Stouffville801 Hoover Park Drive (S of Stouffville Rd., W of Hwy 48)9/11/20186:00-8:00 PM9/18/20186:00-8:30 PM

      Thornlea S.S.Thornhill8075 Bayview Ave. (S Of Hwy #7)9/8/201810:00 AM-12:00 PM9/15/20189:30 AM-12:00 PM

      Tommy Douglas S.S.Woodbridge4020 Major Mackenzie Dr.(N of Major Mackenzie & W of Weston Rd.)9/7/20186:00-8:00 PM9/14/20185:30-8:00 PM

      Unionville H.S.Unionville201 Town Centre Blvd. (Warden Ave. & Hwy #7)9/11/20186:00-8:00 PM9/18/20186:00-8:30 PM

      Vaughan S.S.Thornhill1401 Clark Ave. West (At Dufferin St.)9/7/20186:00-8:00 PM9/14/20186:00-8:30 PM

  • Mandarin - Traditional
    • LocationCity​Address​Registration​First Class

      Bayview S.S.Richmond HillSK REGISTRATION ONLY: Saturday September 89/8/201810:00 AM-12:00 PM9/15/20189:30 AM-12:00 PM

      Bayview S.S.Richmond Hill10077 Bayview Ave. (Bayview & Major Mackenzie Drive)9/7/20186:00-8:00 PM9/14/20186:00-8:30 PM

      Middlefield C.I.Markham525 Highglen Av. (S of 14th, E of McCowan)9/8/201810:00 - 12 noon9/15/20189:30 - 12:00

      Vaughan S.S.Thornhill1401 Clark Ave. West (At Dufferin St.)9/7/20186:00-8:00 PM9/14/20186:00-8:30 PM

  • Punjabi
    • LocationCity​Address​Registration​First Class

      Middlefield C.I.Markham525 Highglen Av. (S of 14th, E of McCowan)9/8/201810:00 - 12 noon9/15/20189:30 - 12:00

      Milliken Mills H.S.Unionville7522 Kennedy Rd. (S. Of Hwy #7)9/7/20186:00-8:00 PM9/14/20186:00-8:30 pm (effective 09-21-2018)

      Tommy Douglas S.S.Woodbridge4020 Major Mackenzie Dr.(N of Major Mackenzie & W of Weston Rd.)9/7/20186:00-8:00 PM9/14/20185:30-8:00 PM

  • Russian
    • LocationCity​Address​Registration​First Class

      Alexander Mackenzie H.S.Richmond Hill300 Major Mackenzie Dr. (Between Yonge St. & Bathurst St.)9/7/20186:00-8:00 PM9/14/20186:00-8:30 PM

      Dr. Bette Stephenson CFLRichmond Hill36 Regatta Ave. (N of King Side Rd., W of Yonge St.)9/12/20186:00-8:00 PM9/19/20186:00-8:30 PM

      Emily Carr S.S.Woodbridge4901 Rutherford Rd. (between Islington & Pine Valley)9/11/20186:00-8:00 PM9/18/20186:00-8:30 PM

      Langstaff S.S.Richmond Hill106 Garden Ave. (W of Yonge, N of Hwy 7)9/7/20186:00-8:00 PM9/14/20186:00-8:30 PM

      Newmarket H.S.Newmarket505 Pickering Cres. (E. Of Leslie St., N Off of Mulock Dr.)9/11/20186:00-8:00 PM9/18/20186:00-8:30 PM

      Richmond Hill H.S.Richmond Hill201 Yorkland St. (E. Of Yonge St., N of Elgin Mills Rd.)9/8/201810:00 AM-12:00 PM9/15/20189:30 AM-12:00 PM

      Stephen Lewis S.S.Thornhill555 Autumn Hill Blvd. (S Of Rutherford, E Of Dufferin)9/12/20186:00-8:00 PM9/26/20186:00-8:30 PM

      Vaughan S.S.Thornhill1401 Clark Ave. West (At Dufferin St.)9/7/20186:00-8:00 PM9/14/20186:00-8:30 PM

  • Sinhala
    • LocationCity​Address​Registration​First Class

      Langstaff S.S.Richmond Hill106 Garden Ave. (W of Yonge, N of Hwy. 7)9/7/20186:00-8:00 PM9/14/20186:00-8:30 PM

      Markville S.S.Markham1000 Carlton Rd. (McCowan Rd. N. of Hwy #7)9/7/20186:00-8:00 PM9/14/20186:00-8:30 PM

  • Spanish
    • LocationCity​Address​Registration​First Class

      Emily Carr S.S.Woodbridge4901 Rutherford Rd. (between Islington & Pine Valley)9/11/20186:00-8:00 PM9/18/20186:00-8:30 PM

      Middlefield C.I.Markham525 Highglen Av. (S of 14th, E of McCowan)9/8/201810:00 - 12 noon9/15/20189:30 - 12:00

      Richmond Hill H.S.Richmond Hill201 Yorkland St. (E. Of Yonge St., N of Elgin Mills Rd.)9/7/20186:00-8:00 PM9/14/20186:00-8:30 PM

      Sir William Mulock S.S.Newmarket705 Columbus Way (W Of Yonge St., S Of Mulock)9/11/20186:00-8:00 PM9/18/20186:00-8:30 PM

      Stephen Lewis S.S.Thornhill555 Autumn Hill Blvd. (S Of Rutherford, E Of Dufferin)9/12/20186:00-8:00 PM9/26/20186:00-8:30 PM

      Vaughan S.S.Thornhill1401 Clark Ave. West (At Dufferin St.)9/7/20186:00-8:00 PM9/14/20186:00-8:30 PM

  • Tamil
    • LocationCity​Address​Registration​First Class

      Bur Oak S.S.Markham933 Bur Oak Ave. (E of McCowan, S of Major Mackenzie)9/12/20186:00-8:00 PM9/19/20186:00-8:30 PM

      Cedarwood P.S.Markham399 Elson St. (N of Steeles, E. of Markham Road)9/13/20186:00-8:00 PM9/20/20185:30-8:00 PM

      Middlefield C.I.Markham525 Highglen Ave. (S of 14th, E of McCowan)9/13/20186:00-8:00 PM9/20/20186:00-8:30 PM

      Newmarket H.S.Newmarket505 Pickering Cres. (E. Of Leslie St., N Off of Mulock Dr.)9/11/20186:00-8:00 PM9/18/20186:00-8:30 PM

      Richmond Hill H.S.Richmond Hill201 Yorkland St. (E. Of Yonge St., N of Elgin Mills Rd.)9/7/20186:00-8:00 PM9/14/20186:00-8:30 PM

      Stouffville D.S.S.Stouffville801 Hoover Park Drive (S of Stouffville Rd., W of Hwy 48)9/11/20186:00-8:00 PM9/18/20186:00-8:30 PM

      Tommy Douglas S.S.Woodbridge4020 Major Mackenzie Dr.(N of Major Mackenzie & W of Weston Rd.)9/7/20186:00-8:00 PM9/14/20185:30-8:00 PM

  • Urdu
    • LocationCity​Address​Registration​First Class

      Emily Carr S.S.Woodbridge4901 Rutherford Rd. (between Islington & Pine Valley)9/11/20186:00-8:00 PM9/18/20186:00-8:30 PM

      Middlefield C.I.Markham525 Highglen Ave. (S of 14th, E of McCowan)9/13/20186:00-8:00 PM9/20/20186:00-8:30 PM

      Middlefield C.I.Markham525 Highglen Av. (S of 14th, E of McCowan)9/8/201810:00 - 12 noon9/15/20189:30 - 12:00

      Richmond Hill H.S.Richmond Hill201 Yorkland St. (E. Of Yonge St., N of Elgin Mills Rd.)9/7/20186:00-8:00 PM9/14/20186:00-8:30 PM

      Tommy Douglas S.S.Woodbridge4020 Major Mackenzie Dr.(N of Major Mackenzie & W of Weston Rd.)9/7/20186:00-8:00 PM9/14/20185:30-8:00 PM

  • Vietnamese
    • LocationCity​Address​Registration​First Class

      Emily Carr S.S.Woodbridge4901 Rutherford Rd. (between Islington & Pine Valley)9/11/20186:00-8:00 PM9/18/20186:00-8:30 PM

 
printable version of the international languages courses offered is available.
 

*These programs will be offered subject to enrolment. York Region District School Board reserves the right to cancel any program due to lack of registration or teacher/instructor.

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