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Modern Languages

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At TDSS, we are pleased to offer French and Spanish language classes.

We also offer an ESL program for our English language learners.
 
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​Did you know?

Students have significant advantages when they speak more than one language!
Learning another language helps students:

  • ​strengthen their problem-solving, reasoning, and creative thinking skills.
  • develop their understanding and appreciation of different cultures.
  • increase their competitiveness in an increasingly global job market!
(Taken from the Ontario Ministry of Education​)

​Some more articles on the advantages of bilingualism:
 
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Our Teachers

Ms​. DeVries tania.devries@yrdsb.ca (289) 342-0001 ext. 538
Ms​. Estwick​​ (currently on leave) ​giuseppina.estwick@yrdsb.ca (289) 342-0001 
Ms​. Mak ​​​christina.mak@yrdsb.ca
(289) 342-0001 ext. 535
Ms​. Baptiste ​shana.baptiste@yrdsb.ca​ ((289) 342-0001 ext. 589
​Mr. Al-Hassani ​amir.al-​hassani@yrdsb.ca ​(289) 342-0001 ext. 530
Ms. Poulsson ​amanda.poulsson@yrdsb.ca ​​(289)342-0001 ext. 549
Ms​. Peel (currently on leave) odile.peel@yrdsb.ca ​​(289)342-0001 ext. 652
Ms​. Parkin (Departm​ent Head) laura.parkin@yrdsb.ca​ (289) 342-0001 ext. 518​
 
     "Language learning occupies an important place in the building of academic and social foundations for students so that they are equipped to become responsible members of our global society. Today's students are living in a global community where communication on the international stage is of crucial importance and knowledge of multiple languages is an invaluable asset."

-The Ontario Curriculum: Gr 9 to 12 Classical Studies and International Languages, 2016​

 
"A different language is a different vision of life." - Federico Fellini

 
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