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International and Indigenous Languages - Secondary Students
International and Indigenous Languages - Secondary Students

Secondary students can enrol in language classes and receive credits towards graduation. Students do not have to be native speakers to enrol in a language class. Information on languages, times and locations can be found below.

International and Indigenous Language Credit Courses

Duration

September to June

Eligibility

Open to students, grades 9 to 12, non-native and native speakers.

Course Materials & Fees

  • $20.00 non-refundable consumable fee is required.
  • Any additional book fees will be collected during class hours.
  • Students are responsible for purchasing the course textbook/course packs which will be sold in September.
  • Visa students are required to pay an additional fee of $1,437.50, for a total of $1,457.50. Cheques are made payable to York Region District School Board.
  • Payment will be collected during class.

Prerequisites

  • Students must have the required prerequisite course in order to enroll in a Level 2/C or Level 3/D course regardless of fluency.
  • Advance standing is only granted to students who have recently arrived (6-12 months) in Ontario and have an equivalent course prerequisite from the home province/country.

How to Register

YRDSB Student (currently attending program):

  • Return the Course Option Card, signed by parent(s)/guardian(s), to the teacher before the last class.
  • Attend the first day of class, as indicated below, in September.

YRDSB Student (new to the program):

  • From May until September 11, register online with myPathway Planner. For assistance, view the My Pathway Planner tip sheet.
  • A​fter September 12, download the registration form​ and submit it to your school guidance counsellor. Take a copy of the approved registration form to your first class.
  • Registrations will not be accepted after the third class.

Non-YRDSB Student:

  • ​Download the registration form or pick up a copy at the language school site at the date and times listed below. Complete the form and have it signed and sealed by your day school principal.
  • When attending registration, please bring with you:
    • Completed and signed registration form
    • Credit Counselling Summary
    • Proof of status in Can​ada (Canadian citizens require one original Citizenship/Immigration document; other citizenships require two Citizenship/Immigration documents)
    • Completed Proof of Pupil Eligibility form​
  • Registrations will not be accepted after the third class.

Please note that non-YRDSB students will be enrolled only after all YRDSB students are placed.​​

Registration Dates & Locations

​Location​

​Registration Drop-off Date
(non YRDSB Student)
​First Day of Class
​Huron Heights S.S.
40 Huron Heights Dr., Newmarket
​September 11, 2019
6:00PM - 8:00PM
September 18, 2019
5:45PM - 9:25PM​
​Middlefield C.I.
525 Highglen Ave., Markham
​September 7, 2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
​September 14, 2019
8:45AM - 12:25PM
​Richmond Hill HS
201 Yorkland St., Richmond Hill
​September 7, 2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
​September 14, 2019
8:45AM - 12:25PM
​Thornlea SS
8075 Bayview Ave., Thornhill
​September 7, 2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
​September 14, 2019
8:45AM - 12:25PM
​​​​​​
 

 Course List

 
  • Arabic
    • Level 1Level 2Level 3Middlefield CIRichmond Hill HSThornlea SSUnionville HSHuron Heights SS
      Grade 9/10Grade 11Grade 12
      LYA BDLYA CULYA DUSaturday

  • Cantonese
    • Level 1Level 2Level 3Middlefield CIRichmond Hill HSThornlea SSUnionville HSHuron Heights SS
      Grade 9/10Grade 11Grade 12
      LKC BDLKC CULKC DUSaturdaySaturday

  • Farsi
    • Level 1Level 2Level 3Middlefield CIRichmond Hill HSThornlea SSUnionville HSHuron Heights SS
      Grade 9/10Grade 11Grade 12
      LYF BDLYF CULYF DUSaturday

  • German
    • Level 1Level 2Level 3Middlefield CIRichmond Hill HSThornlea SSUnionville HSHuron Heights SS
      Grade 9/10Grade 11Grade 12
      LWG BDLWG CULWG DUSaturday

  • Greek
    • Level 1Level 2Level 3Middlefield CIRichmond Hill HSThornlea SSUnionville HSHuron Heights SS
      Grade 9/10Grade 11Grade 12
      LBG BDLBG CULBG DUSaturday

  • Gujarati
    • Level 1Level 2Level 3Middlefield CIRichmond Hill HSThornlea SSUnionville HSHuron Heights SS
      Grade 9/10Grade 11Grade 12
      LIG BDLIG CULIG DUSaturday

  • Italian
    • Level 1Level 2Level 3Middlefield CIRichmond Hill HSThornlea SSUnionville HSHuron Heights SS
      Grade 9/10Grade 11Grade 12
      LWI BDLWI CULIW DUSaturday

  • Japanese
    • Level 1Level 2Level 3Middlefield CIRichmond Hill HSThornlea SSUnionville HSHuron Heights SS
      Grade 9/10Grade 11Grade 12
      LKJ BDLKJ CULKJ DUSaturday
      LKJ BDLKJ CULKJ DUWednesday

  • Korean
    • Level 1Level 2Level 3Middlefield CIRichmond Hill HSThornlea SSUnionville HSHuron Heights SS
      Grade 9/10Grade 11Grade 12
      LKK BDLKK CULKK DUSaturday

  • Mandarin Simplified
    • Level 1Level 2Level 3Middlefield CIRichmond Hill HSThornlea SSUnionville HSHuron Heights SS
      Grade 9/10Grade 11Grade 12
      LKB BDLKB CULKB DUSaturdaySaturdayWednesday

  • Mandarin Simplified - Advanced Placement
    • Level 1Level 2Level 3Middlefield CIRichmond Hill HSThornlea SSUnionville HSHuron Heights SS
      Grade 9/10Grade 11Grade 12
      LKB DUESaturday

  • Mandarin Traditional
    • Level 1Level 2Level 3Middlefield CIRichmond Hill HSThornlea SSUnionville HSHuron Heights SS
      Grade 9/10Grade 11Grade 12
      LKM BDLKM CULKM DUSaturdaySaturday

  • Ojibwe
    • Level 1Level 2Level 3Middlefield CIRichmond Hill HSThornlea SSUnionville HSHuron Heights SS
      Grade 9/10Grade 11Grade 12
      LNO BDLNO CULNO DUSaturdayWednesday

  • Russian
    • Level 1Level 2Level 3Middlefield CIRichmond Hill HSThornlea SSUnionville HSHuron Heights SS
      Grade 9/10Grade 11Grade 12
      LRR BDLRR CULRR DUSaturday
      LRR BDLRR CULRR DUWednesday

  • Spanish
    • Level 1Level 2Level 3Middlefield CIRichmond Hill HSThornlea SSUnionville HSHuron Heights SS
      Grade 9/10Grade 11Grade 12
      LWS BDLWS CULWS DUSaturday
      LWS BDLWS CULWS DUWednesday

  • Tamil
    • Level 1Level 2Level 3Middlefield CIRichmond Hill HSThornlea SSUnionville HSHuron Heights SS
      Grade 9/10Grade 11Grade 12
      LIT BD LIT CULIT DUSaturday

  • Urdu
    • Level 1Level 2Level 3Middlefield CIRichmond Hill HSThornlea SSUnionville HSHuron Heights SS
      Grade 9/10Grade 11Grade 12
      LIU BDLIU CULIU DUSaturday

You can also download a printable version of the list of Secondary Credit Courses.

Contact Us

Have questions? Check out the list of frequently asked questions​ or contact us at international.languages@yrdsb.ca.

 
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