International Languages Elementary Program: International Language Elementary teachers have been reaching out to students by email and phone. If you have not heard from your teacher please contact firstname.lastname@example.org by email with any updated contact information.
You will NOT receive an automatic confirmation email.
Once you have completed the registration form, a message will pop up that says
“Thank you! Your child is registered”.
This message appears after you click “SUBMIT”.
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:
- cultural songs,
- 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.
Have a child in high school or are you 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.
St. Louis has over 100 International Language (IL) Instructors.
IL Instructors who teach at our language schools 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. International Language Instructors follow all processes surrounding safe-school protocols and are committed to making learning fun and safe for all children.
Welcome to the St. Louis International Languages Elementary Program. This Program is offered through the St. Louis Adult Learning and Continuing Education Centres of the Waterloo Catholic District School Board. Please click on this link to view the Parent’s Handbook
2019-2020 International Languages – Elementary Program online registration form is NOW CLOSED, due to COVID-19 school closure
There is ONE registration form for ALL languages offered at several locations throughout Waterloo Region. Ministry of Education guidelines allow students to take one language for 2.5 hours each week.