Languages Offered

Bulgarian is offered at St. Francis Campus, 154 Gatewood Ave., Kitchener on Saturdays from 9:00am to 11:30am.

NEW!!Kurdish is offered at St. Louis-Kitchener Main Campus, 80 Young Street, Kitchener on Saturdays from 9:30am to 12:00pm

Slovak is offered at St. Louis-St, Francis Campus, 154 Gatewood Rd., Kitchener, on Saturdays from 9:00am to 11:30am

Chinese is offered at 2 locations at 2 separate times each week. Monday evenings from 6:00pm to 8:30pm, Chinese is offered at St. Nicholas CES, 525 Laurelwood Dr., Waterloo AND on Saturdays from 9:30am to 12:00pm at Resurrection Catholic Secondary School, 455 University Ave. W., Kitchener. Chinese Language school is FREE, however the Parent Association is very active and prefers smaller class sizes, therefore you may asked to make an optional financial contribution to offset the costs associated with this preferred class size.

Due to low enrollment, Pashto will not be offered this year at St. Louis on Saturdays.  If you wish to express your interest in this language school, please contact Lilianna.Sosnowski@wcdsb.ca

Spanish is offered at 2 locations at 2 separate times each week. Both are offered on Saturday mornings however in Kitchener Spanish is offered at St. Louis-Kitchener Main Campus, 80 Young Street, Kitchener, from 9:00am to 11:30am and in Cambridge, at Holy Spirit Catholic Elementary School from 9:30am to 12:00pm

Croatian is offered at St. Louis-Kitchener Main Campus, 80 Young Street, Kitchener on Saturdays from 9:00am to 11:30am

Polish is offered at 2 locations at 2 separate times each week. Both are offered on Saturday mornings however in Kitchener, Polish is offered at St. John Catholic Elementary School from 9:00am – 11:30am. In Cambridge, Polish is offered at Holy Spirit Catholic Elementary School, in Cambridge, from 9:30am to 12:00pm. Polish language schools in the Region are among the oldest in the country having recently celebrated 80 and 120 years

Tamil is offered at St. Louis-Kitchener Main Campus, 80 Young Street, Kitchener on Saturdays from 9:00am to 11:30am

Czech is offered at St. Louis-St, Francis Campus, 154 Gatewood Rd., Kitchener, on Saturdays from 9:00am to 11:30am

Portuguese is offered at 2 locations at 2 separate times each week. Both are offered on Saturday mornings however in Kitchener Portuguese is offered at St. Louis-St. Francis Campus, 154 Gatewood Rd., Kitchener, from 9:00am to 11:30am. Escola Lusitana has recently celebrated its 40th anniversary as a language school in Kitchener. In Cambridge, Portuguese is offered at Holy Spirit Catholic Elementary School from 9:30am to 12:00pm

Tigrigna is offered at St. Louis-Kitchener Main Campus, 80 Young Street, Kitchener on Saturdays from 9:30am to 12:00pm

Due to low enrolment, Dari will not be offered this year at St. Louis on Saturdays.  If you wish to express your interest in this language school, please contact Lilianna.Sosnowski@wcdsb.ca

Rohingya is offered at St. Louis-St, Francis Campus, 154 Gatewood Rd., Kitchener, on Saturdays from 9:00am to 11:30am

Turkish is offered at St. Louis-Kitchener Main Campus, 80 Young Street, Kitchener on Saturdays from 9:00am to 11:30am

Italian is offered at 2 locations at 2 separate times each week. Both are offered on Saturday mornings however in Kitchener Spanish is offered at St. Louis-Kitchener Main Campus, 80 Young Street, Kitchener, from 9:00am to 11:30am and in Cambridge, at Holy Spirit Catholic Elementary School from 9:30am to 12:00pm

Romanian is offered at St. Louis-Kitchener Main Campus, 80 Young Street, Kitchener on Saturdays from 9:00am to 11:30am

Ukrainian is offered at St. Louis-Kitchener Main Campus, 80 Young Street, Kitchener on Saturdays from 9:30am to 12:00pm

Japanese is offered at St. Louis-Kitchener Main Campus, 80 Young Street, Kitchener on Saturdays from 9:00am to 11:30am

Russian is offered at St. Louis-Kitchener Main Campus, 80 Young Street, Kitchener on Saturdays from 9:30am to 12:00pm

Languages by location

Croatian

Croatian is offered at St. Louis-Kitchener Main Campus, 80 Young Street, Kitchener on Saturdays from 9:00am to 11:30am

Italian

Italian is offered at 2 locations at 2 separate times each week. Both are offered on Saturday mornings however in Kitchener Spanish is offered at St. Louis-Kitchener Main Campus, 80 Young Street, Kitchener, from 9:00am to 11:30am and in Cambridge, at Holy Spirit Catholic Elementary School from 9:30am to 12:00pm

Japanese

Japanese is offered at St. Louis-Kitchener Main Campus, 80 Young Street, Kitchener on Saturdays from 9:00am to 11:30am

Kurdish

NEW!!Kurdish is offered at St. Louis-Kitchener Main Campus, 80 Young Street, Kitchener on Saturdays from 9:30am to 12:00pm

Romanian

Romanian is offered at St. Louis-Kitchener Main Campus, 80 Young Street, Kitchener on Saturdays from 9:00am to 11:30am

Russian

Russian is offered at St. Louis-Kitchener Main Campus, 80 Young Street, Kitchener on Saturdays from 9:30am to 12:00pm

Spanish

Spanish is offered at 2 locations at 2 separate times each week. Both are offered on Saturday mornings however in Kitchener Spanish is offered at St. Louis-Kitchener Main Campus, 80 Young Street, Kitchener, from 9:00am to 11:30am and in Cambridge, at Holy Spirit Catholic Elementary School from 9:30am to 12:00pm

Tamil

Tamil is offered at St. Louis-Kitchener Main Campus, 80 Young Street, Kitchener on Saturdays from 9:00am to 11:30am

Tigrigna

Tigrigna is offered at St. Louis-Kitchener Main Campus, 80 Young Street, Kitchener on Saturdays from 9:30am to 12:00pm

Turkish

Turkish is offered at St. Louis-Kitchener Main Campus, 80 Young Street, Kitchener on Saturdays from 9:00am to 11:30am

Ukrainian

Ukrainian is offered at St. Louis-Kitchener Main Campus, 80 Young Street, Kitchener on Saturdays from 9:30am to 12:00pm

Bulgarian

Bulgarian is currently offered at St. Louis-Kitchener Main Campus, 80 Young Street, Kitchener on Saturdays from 9:00am to 11:30am. NOTE: Effective October 22, Bulgarian language school will be moved to St. Francis Campus, 154 Gatewood Ave., Kitchener, yet offered at the same time.

Czech

Czech is offered at St. Louis-St, Francis Campus, 154 Gatewood Rd., Kitchener, on Saturdays from 9:00am to 11:30am

Portuguese

Portuguese is offered at 2 locations at 2 separate times each week. Both are offered on Saturday mornings however in Kitchener Portuguese is offered at St. Louis-St. Francis Campus, 154 Gatewood Rd., Kitchener, from 9:00am to 11:30am. Escola Lusitana has recently celebrated its 40th anniversary as a language school in Kitchener. In Cambridge, Portuguese is offered at Holy Spirit Catholic Elementary School from 9:30am to 12:00pm

Rohingya

Rohingya is offered at St. Louis-St, Francis Campus, 154 Gatewood Rd., Kitchener, on Saturdays from 9:00am to 11:30am

Slovak

Slovak is offered at St. Louis-St, Francis Campus, 154 Gatewood Rd., Kitchener, on Saturdays from 9:00am to 11:30am

Polish

Polish is offered at 2 locations at 2 separate times each week. Both are offered on Saturday mornings however in Kitchener, Polish is offered at St. John Catholic Elementary School from 9:00am – 11:30am. In Cambridge, Polish is offered at Holy Spirit Catholic Elementary School, in Cambridge, from 9:30am to 12:00pm. Polish language schools in the Region are among the oldest in the country having recently celebrated 80 and 120 years

Italian

Italian is offered at 2 locations at 2 separate times each week. Both are offered on Saturday mornings. In Cambridge, Italian is offered at Holy Spirit Catholic Elementary School from 9:30am to 12:00pm. In Kitchener, Spanish is offered at St. Louis-Kitchener Main Campus, 80 Young Street, Kitchener, from 9:00am to 11:30am.

Polish

Polish is offered at 2 locations at 2 separate times each week. Both are offered on Saturday mornings. In Cambridge, Polish is offered at Holy Spirit Catholic Elementary School, in Cambridge, from 9:30am to 12:00pm. In Kitchener, Polish is offered at St. John Catholic Elementary School from 9:00am – 11:30am. Polish language schools in the Region are among the oldest in the country having recently celebrated 80 and 120 years

Portuguese

Portuguese is offered at 2 locations at 2 separate times each week. Both are offered on Saturday mornings. In Cambridge, Portuguese is offered at Holy Spirit Catholic Elementary School from 9:30am to 12:00pm. In Kitchener, Portuguese is offered at St. Louis-St. Francis Campus, 154 Gatewood Rd., Kitchener, from 9:00am to 11:30am.

Spanish

Spanish is offered at 2 locations at 2 separate times each week. Both are offered on Saturday mornings. In Cambridge, Spanish is offered at Holy Spirit Catholic Elementary School from 9:30am to 12:00pm. In Kitchener, Spanish is offered at St. Louis-Kitchener Main Campus, 80 Young Street, Kitchener, from 9:00am to 11:30am.

Chinese

Chinese is offered at 2 locations at 2 separate times each week. On Saturdays from 9:30am to 12:00pm, Chinese is offered at Resurrection Catholic Secondary School, 455 University Ave. W., Kitchener AND on Monday evenings from 6:00pm to 8:30pm, Chinese is offered at St. Nicholas CES, 525 Laurelwood Dr., Waterloo. Chinese Language school is FREE, however the Parent Association is very active and prefers smaller class sizes, therefore you may asked to make an optional financial contribution to offset the costs associated with this preferred class size.

Chinese

Chinese is offered at 2 locations at 2 separate times each week. On Monday evenings from 6:00pm to 8:30pm, Chinese is offered at St. Nicholas CES, 525 Laurelwood Dr., Waterloo AND on Saturdays from 9:30am to 12:00pm, Chinese is offered at Resurrection Catholic Secondary School, 455 University Ave. W., Kitchener. Chinese Language school is FREE, however the Parent Association is very active and prefers smaller class sizes, therefore you may asked to make an optional financial contribution to offset the costs associated with this preferred class size.

Language study is a passport to our future. Knowing languages is more important today than ever before. Knowledge of other languages offers us a better understanding of Canada and Canadians, providing an opportunity to see both the similarities and the differences among people. Language study includes more than grammar and vocabulary.  It introduces us to the culture of a people, their literature, their history, and to their contributions to the worlds of art, music and science.When we learn another language, we find ourselves speaking effectively, thinking more clearly, and writing more logically.Young Canadians who study languages improve their chances for job success. In Canada and overseas, in commerce, in technology, and in government, there are a growing number of opportunities for graduates with knowledge of languages. One of the most important contributions that we can make to our country’s cultural and economic future is to learn another language.

Students who enrol in an International Language program will find learning a language will support personal growth, cultural identity or awareness and develop language skills that will open a world of possibilities.  Students who know more than 2 or 3 languages typically do better in school overall, and are keen to pursue other interests and hobbies with greater achievement.  Classes are taught by qualified instructors who use a variety of teaching methods — through cultural songs, dance, stories, audio-visuals, crafts, play and many other modern modalities.  Lessons and activities are tailored by grade level and age-appropriate, making language school a fun and great place to meet new friends.  Language schools offered through St. Louis do not singularly focus on any political or religious viewpoint, nor do they focus on the language of any one country.  International Languages- Elementary programs at St. Louis welcomes all students currently in Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8.  If you have a child in high school or you are an adult interested in learning a language, visit our International Languages – Secondary program page.

International Languages Elementary program is FREE when classes are 23:1 student to teacher ratio.(There may be a student fee asked on a voluntary basis by a Parent Association with that language school to cover additional costs or to reduce class sizes.)

Enrolment in Elementary language classes is continuous and your child/children may start at any time from September to June.  Registration is only available ONLINE. Please complete all required information completely and accurately, including the Ontario Enrolment Number (OEN) assigned to your child in their day school. If you made a mistake on the registration form, please contact us. (do not enter a second registration form, please).

REGISTER ONLINE for JK-Gr.8

Visit our website again in March 2017 for Summer International Language programs, 4 weeks in July!

St. Louis has over 100 International Language Instructors who teach at our language schools and have been hired by the Waterloo Catholic District School board following a pre-screening / interview process in accordance with WCDSB Human Resources processes. As a school board employee, all IL instructors follow the best practices in teaching, access the latest resources available and bring their knowledge, skills and experience teaching language to children and instructors will following all processes surrounding safe-school protocols.  International Language instructors are committed to making learning fun and safe for all children.

For more information: Contact Lilianna.Sosnowski@wcdsb.ca or 519-745-1201

International Languages ~ Elementary Program

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Mondays: Feb. 20, Mar. 13, May 22, 2017

Saturdays: Feb. 18, Mar. 18, April 15, May 20, 2017

International Languages