As we wind down the end of the school year, start planning for September!

Registration is now open for the 2024-2025 International & Indigenous Languages Program – Elementary (IILE)

Program runs from September to June every year.  IILE is FREE and open to all Elementary students in our community.

18 Languages to Choose From!

With over 18 languages to choose from, children from JK to Grade 8 can be registered to enrol in language classes offered during the school-year.  Participants may already speak the language at home; may wish they could improve their communication with friends or family; or want to learn a new language that would develop varied interests and broaden their perspective of the world. (No previous language knowledge is necessary.)

In our fast-growing and diverse community, school-age children who learn more than one language:

  • build richer friendships, family relationships and community connections
  • develop heritage pride, identity, and embrace various cultures
  • strengthen overall learning through improved writing, thinking and speaking skills

Help your child develop a passion for learning languages through music, games, storytelling, crafts and technology. 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.

Register NOW for Elementary Language Program until September 6, 2024.

Wish you learned a language when you were younger?

Secondary School Language Credits are available FREE for youth and adults and six different languages are offered September to June.   Each class is 3 1/2 hours and parking is free at each school location (first come, first served)

Monday Evenings (St. Benedict CSS, Cambridge): Portuguese

Wednesday Evenings (St. Louis – Main Campus, Kitchener): Italian (NEW), Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish 

Saturday mornings (Resurrection CSS, Kitchener): Chinese

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

  • Earn up to three elective secondary credits towards graduation and Ontario Secondary Diploma – even if you are learning for personal interest and already have your high school diploma, this credit class can be added to your transcript upon successful completion.
  • Be better prepared for post-secondary studies in the fields of business, trade and communications
  • Successfully complete the Level D / Level 3 – 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

At the beginning of Secondary School Credit class, teachers describe course outlines, learning outcomes, class expectations, weekly attendance, assignments and culminating activities.


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.

Register NOW for Secondary Language Credit classes until September 6, 2024

If you do not see the language you wish to learn, reach out to for more information.