Search by Languages Offered:
(click on language for details)
Important Note: Dari, Pashto, Nuer and Shona Elementary Language Programs are not offered in the school year 2016-2017.
This is subject to change if enough students express interests to enrol next school year.
(click on language for details ~ scroll down for maps to each location)
|St. Louis-Kitchener Main Campus
80 Young Street, Kitchener
(behind Kitchener City Hall)
|St. Louis-St. Francis Campus
154 Gatewood Rd., Kitchener
(enter off of Queen’s Blvd. and Blueridge Ave.)
|St. John Catholic Elementary School
99 Strange Street, Kitchener
(off Victoria St. S, near Cherry Park)
|Holy Spirit Catholic Elementary School
15 Gatehouse Drive, Cambridge
(off of Meyers Rd., not far from Monsignor Doyle Catholic Secondary School)
|Resurrection Catholic Secondary School
455 University Avenue West, Kitchener
(near North Waterloo and near the intersection of
University Avenue and Fischer-Hallman Rd.)
|St. Nicholas Catholic Elementary School
525 Laurelwood Dr., Waterloo
(between Beaver Creek Rd. and Erbsville Rd.)
To find our language schools, click on the following school name for a link to Maps
- St. Louis – Kitchener Main Campus , Kitchener
- St. Louis – St. Francis Campus, Kitchener
- St. John Catholic Elementary School , Kitchener
- Holy Spirit Catholic Elementary School , Cambridge
- Resurrection Catholic Secondary School, Kitchener (near North Waterloo)
- St. Nicholas Catholic Elementary School , Waterloo
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).
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.
International Languages ~ Elementary Program
WHY LEARN A LANGUAGE?
Visit this page again to see past and future “Why Learn a Language?” Art Projects
Mondays: Feb. 20, Mar. 13, May 22, 2017
Saturdays: Feb. 18, Mar. 18, April 15, May 20, 2017