Secondary School Language Credits are available for youth and adults.
SEVEN different languages are offered.  

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Arabic is offered in-person at St. Louis – Kitchener Main Campus on Wednesday evenings from 5:30pm – 9:00pm.

80 Young St. Kitchener (behind Kitchener City Hall)

  • LYABD – Arabic Level 1
  • LYACU – Arabic Level 2
  • LYADU – Arabic Level 3

First Class: October 2, 2024
Last Class: May 14, 2025
No Classes: Dec. 18, Dec 25, 2024 / Jan 1, Mar 12, 2025

Chinese is offered at Resurrection Catholic Secondary School on Saturday mornings from 9:30am – 1:00pm

455 University Ave. W., Kitchener

  • LKB BDL – Chinese Simplified Level 1
  • LKB CUL – Chinese Simplified Level 2
  • LKB DUL – Chinese Simplified Level 3

First Class: September 21, 2024
Last Class: June 7, 2025
No Classes: Oct 12, Dec 21, Dec 28, 2024 / Jan 4, Feb 15, Mar 15, Apr 19, May 17, 2025

Italian is offered in-person at St. Louis – Kitchener Main Campus on Wednesday evenings from 5:30pm – 9:00pm.

80 Young St. Kitchener (behind Kitchener City Hall)

  • LWI BDL- Italian level 1
  • LWI CUL- Italian Level 2
  • LWI DUL – Italian Level 3

First Class: October 2, 2024
Last Class: May 14, 2025
No Classes: Dec. 18, Dec 25, 2024 / Jan 1, Mar 12, 2025

Japanese is offered in-person at St. Louis – Kitchener Main Campus on Wednesday evenings from 5:30pm – 9:00pm.

80 Young St. Kitchener (behind Kitchener City Hall)

  • LKJ BDL- Japanese Level 1
  • LKJ CUL- Japanese Level 2
  • LKJ DUL- Japanese Level 3

First Class: October 2, 2024
Last Class: May 14, 2025
No Classes: Dec. 18, Dec 25, 2024 / Jan 1, Mar 12, 2025

Polish is offered in-person at St. Louis – Kitchener Main Campus on Wednesday evenings from 5:30pm – 9:00pm.

80 Young St. Kitchener (behind Kitchener City Hall)

  • LRP BDL – Polish Level 1
  • LRP CUL – Polish Level 2
  • LRP DUL – Polish Level 3

First Class: October 2, 2024
Last Class: May 14, 2025
No Classes: Dec. 18, Dec 25, 2024 / Jan 1, Mar 12, 2025

Portuguese is being offered at St. Benedict Catholic Secondary School on Monday evenings from 5:30pm – 9:00pm.

50 Saginaw Parkway, Cambridge

  • LWP BDL – Portuguese Level 1
  • LWP CUL – Portuguese Level 2
  • LWP DUL – Portuguese Level 3

First Class: September 30, 2024
Last Class: June 2, 2025
No Classes: Oct 14, Dec 16, 23, 30, 2024 / Feb 17, Mar 10, Apr 21, May 19, 2025

Portuguese is offered in-person at St. Louis – Kitchener Main Campus on Wednesday evenings from 5:30pm – 9:00pm.

80 Young St. Kitchener (behind Kitchener City Hall)

  • LWP BDL – Portuguese Level 1
  • LWP CUL – Portuguese Level 2
  • LWP DUL – Portuguese Level 3

First Class: October 2, 2024
Last Class: May 14, 2025
No Classes: Dec. 18, Dec 25, 2024 / Jan 1, Mar 12, 2025

Spanish is offered in-person at St. Louis – Kitchener Main Campus on Wednesday evenings from 5:30pm – 9:00pm.

80 Young St. Kitchener (behind Kitchener City Hall)

  • LWS BDL- Spanish Level 1
  • LWS CUL- Spanish Level 2
  • LWS DUL- Spanish Level 3

First Class: October 2, 2024
Last Class: May 14, 2025
No Classes: Dec. 18, Dec 25, 2024 / Jan 1, Mar 12, 2025

The International Languages Secondary Credit Program will help youth and adults:

  • Earn up to three elective secondary credits towards graduation and Ontario Secondary Diploma
  • Be better prepared for post-secondary studies in the fields of business, trade and communications
  • Successfully complete the Level D – University course and use it as one of the top six marks for post-secondary entry
  • Develop skills for international/ global employment opportunities
  • Foster global awareness and understanding

International Languages – Secondary School Credit program is open to:

  • students under 18 currently attending day classes at ANY Secondary School
  • students over 18 currently earning secondary school credits in any other program at St. Louis
  • any adult who is an Ontario resident
  • all students must be be able to attend classes in-person.

What you will learn:

All language credit courses, follow Ministry of Education guidelines and are accepted as credits towards an Ontario  Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).  Current graduation requirements recognize at least one credit in a third language and learning one of these languages may also be used toward a WCDSB International Certificate.  St. Louis offers up to 3 credits in each language and it take 110 hours of instruction to earn a credit.  At the beginning of Secondary School Credit class, teachers describe course outlines, learning outcomes, class expectations, attendance, assignments and culminating activities.

If you already have your OSSD and you are interested in pursuing formal education of learning a language for work, leisure or post-secondary purposes, the credit earned will be applied to your high school transcript, upon request.

Interested?

If you are interested in this program, and unsure if it is right for you, please do not hesitate to contact us.

If you have a child in Elementary school, consider exploring the International Languages – Elementary program available to them to learn a language for FREE either in Summer or starting in September 2024.

Registration for 2024-2025 school year classes is NOW OPEN

 for in-person classes beginning September 2024.

Languages offered: Arabic, Chinese, *Italian* (NEW), Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish

Please complete the following:
International Languages – Secondary Credit Course – Selection Form

*New students to WCDSB and St. Louis need to upload a copy of their most recent transcript, and a verified ID.  Your registration is not complete until you have provided us with a transcript from your last high school, and verified your ID.  You can upload these documents through this link: https://lf.wcdsb.ca/forms/CED002F

There is no registration fee for taking in-person Secondary Language Credit courses at St. Louis.

For more information:

Contact: stlouis@wcdsb.ca or 519-745-1201 ext. 571