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Secondary Language Credits

Secondary Language Credits 2017-09-13T16:05:09+00:00

2016-05-30-IL-S

Secondary School Language Credits are valuable for youth and adults and up to 6 different languages are offered

The following Secondary School Credit language classes are offered from September to June on Monday or Wednesday evenings or Saturday mornings:

Arabic is being offered starting this September at St. Louis – Main Campus, 80 Young St. Kitchener on Wednesday evenings from 5:30pm-8:30pm.

Registration: Wed, Sept 13, 2017 (5:30pm – 7:30pm)

First Class: Wed, Sept 20, 2017 (5:30pm – 8:30pm)

Last Class: Wed, May 30, 2018 (5:30pm – 8:30pm)

There are NO CLASSES:

  • December 20 and 27, 2017 (Holiday Break)
  • January 3, 2018 (Holiday Break)
  • March 14, 2018 (March Break)

Chinese is offered at Resurrection CSS, 455 University Ave.W., Kitchener on Saturday mornings from 9:30am – 12:30pm.

Registration: Sat, Sept 9, 2017 (9:30am – 11:30am)

First Class: Sat, Sept 16, 2017 (9:30am – 12:30pm)

Last Class: Sat, June 23, 2018 (9:30am – 12:30pm)

There are NO CLASSES

  • October 7, 2017 (Thanksgiving)
  • December 23 and 30, 2017 (Holiday Break)
  • January 6, 2018 (Holiday Break)
  • February 17, 2018 (Family Day)
  • March 17 and 31, 2018 (March Break)
  • May 19, 2018 (Victoria Day)

Japanese is offered at St. Louis – Main Campus, 80 Young St. Kitchener on Wednesday evenings from 5:30pm – 8:30pm.

Registration: Wed, Sept 13, 2017 (5:30pm – 7:30pm)

First Class: Wed, Sept 20, 2017 (5:30pm – 8:30pm)

Last Class: Wed, May 30, 2018 (5:30pm – 8:30pm)

There are NO CLASSES:

  • December 20 and 27, 2017 (Holiday Break)
  • January 3, 2018 (Holiday Break)
  • March 14, 2018 (March Break)

Polish is offered at St. Louis – Main Campus, 80 Young St. Kitchener on Wednesday evenings from 5:30pm – 8:30pm.

Registration: Wed, Sept 13, 2017 (5:30pm – 7:30pm)

First Class: Wed, Sept 20, 2017 (5:30pm – 8:30pm)

Last Class: Wed, May 30, 2018 (5:30pm – 8:30pm)

There are NO CLASSES:

  • December 20 and 27, 2017 (Holiday Break)
  • January 3, 2018 (Holiday Break)
  • March 14, 2018 (March Break)

Portuguese is offered at St. Benedict CSS, 50 Saginaw Parkway, Cambridge on Monday evenings from 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Registration: Mon, Sept 11, 2017 (5:30pm – 7:30pm)

First Class: Mon, Sept 18, 2017 (5:30pm – 8:30pm)

Last Class: Mon, June 18, 2018 (5:30pm – 8:30pm)

There are NO CLASSES

  • October 9, 2017 (Thanksgiving)
  • December 25, 2017 (Holiday Break)
  • January 1, 2018 (Holiday Break)
  • February 19, 2018 (Family Day)
  • March 12, 2018 (March Break)
  • April 2, 2018 (Easter)
  • May 21, 2018 (Victoria Day)

Portuguese is offered at St. Louis – Main Campus, 80 Young St. Kitchener on Wednesday evenings from 5:30pm – 8:30pm:

Registration: Wed, Sept 13, 2017 (5:30pm – 7:30pm)

First Class: Wed, Sept 20, 2017 (5:30pm – 8:30pm)

Last Class: Wed, May 30, 2018 (5:30pm – 8:30pm)

There are NO CLASSES:

  • December 20 and 27, 2017 (Holiday Break)
  • January 3, 2018 (Holiday Break)
  • March 14, 2018 (March Break)

Spanish is offered at St. Louis – Main Campus, 80 Young St. Kitchener on Wednesday evenings from 5:30pm – 8:30pm.

Registration: Wed, Sept 13, 2017 (5:30pm – 7:30pm)

First Class: Wed, Sept 20, 2017 (5:30pm – 8:30pm)

Last Class: Wed, May 30, 2018 (5:30pm – 8:30pm)

There are NO CLASSES:

  • December 20 and 27, 2017 (Holiday Break)
  • January 3, 2018 (Holiday Break)
  • March 14, 2018 (March Break)

The International Languages Secondary Program will help students:

  • Prepare for post-secondary studies and careers in the fields of business, trade and communications
  • Develop skills for international/ global employment opportunities
  • Foster global awareness and understanding
  • Earn one of the three components in the Waterloo Catholic District School Board’s International Certificate Program

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

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.

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.

Students enrolled in an International Languages- Secondary School Credit pay an annual $30 non-refundable student services fee, payable at registration.  All other tuition costs are funded by the Ministry of Education.

RETURNING STUDENTS:

High school students – must bring fully completed St. Louis International Language Course Selection form that has been signed by the day school principal or Guidance Counselor to the registration day, plus $30.00 registration fee.

Adults – must bring fully completed St. Louis International Language Course Selection form to the registration day plus $30.00 registration fee. The registrar will sign off as guidance counselor.

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Please complete ONE following St. Louis International Language Course Selection Form for location you want to attend:

St. Louis Main Campus

St. Benedict CSS

Resurrection CSS

NEW STUDENTS:

New Students must bring: Legal documents to substantiate legal name and date of birth, legal document to substantiate status in Canada, photo identification with current mailing address, copy of Credit Counselling Summary or transcript or report card from previous high school, completed St. Louis International Language Secondary School Registration Form and $30.00 for the registration fee.

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Please complete  St. Louis International Language Course Selection Form for NEW Students

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

WHAT’S NEW?

International Education Certificate offered by the Waterloo Catholic District School Board requires learning a language as a key component of the Certificate. Congratulations to the first graduates of the program in 2015-16!

Always wanted to learn a language?  Youth already in high school as well as adults in the community are welcomed!

STUDENT SUCCESS STORIES

Where are they now? 

Do you know a St. Louis International Language student who took their learning to share a culture and change the world?