Secondary Language Credits

 FREE International Language Credit Courses are offered at three different locations and times during the week from September to June:
  • St. Benedict CSS, 50 Saginaw Parkway, Cambridge on Monday evenings 5:30pm – 9:00pm – Portuguese only
  • St. Louis – Main Campus, 80 Young St. Kitchener on Wednesday evenings 5:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Resurrection CSS, 455 University Ave.W., Kitchener on Saturday mornings 9:30am – 1:00pm – Chinese only

Watch for the next language courses being offered in September, 2023!

The International Languages Secondary Credit Program will help students:

  • 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

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.

Visit this website again in March 2023 for NEW Registration details

Next term of classes begin September 2023 on Monday, Wednesday evenings or Saturday Mornings
Languages Projected for September: Portuguese, Arabic, Japanese, Polish, Spanish, Chinese

New Students

Please complete the following 2 forms (**links will be reactivated in March 2023**):
  1. Both returning and new to WCDSB students need to fill in a Guidance Intake Form – a St. Louis Guidance Counsellor will be assigned to assist you.
  2. New Student Information Form – for any student new to WCDSB credit programs (current WCDSB high school students do not need to fill our this form)

Documents

New to WCDSB and WRDSB need to upload a copy of their most recent transcript, and a verified ID in the New Student Information Form.  The Transcript upload in the guidance intake is optional, but helpful.

Please note: 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 the New Student Information Form or this link: https://lf.wcdsb.ca/forms/CED002F or email your documents to: StLouisGuidance@wcdsb.ca , or fax to 519 745-9269 .

Current and Previous St Louis students

Please complete the following forms (**links will be reactivated in March 2023**):
Guidance Intake Form – for assistance with course selection, and/or academic planning
International Languages Course Offerings
International Languages Course Selection Form

Student Services Fee

There is no registration fee for taking Secondary Language Credit courses.

There still will be fees for Correspondence courses.

For more information:

Contact: stlouis@wcdsb.ca or 519-745-1201 ext. 201

Secondary School Language Credits are available for youth and adults.
Six different languages are offered in 2022-2023. 

Arabic is offered at St. Louis – Main Campus, 80 Young St. Kitchener on Wednesday evenings from 5:30pm – 9:00pm.

  • LYABD – Arabic Level 1 Grade 9/10
  • LYACU – Arabic Level 2 Grade 11
  • LYADU – Arabic Level 3 Grade 12

First Class: Watch for September 2023 start dates (Wednesdays, 5:30pm – 9:00pm)

Last Class: May, 2024

There are NO CLASSES on: during holidays and March Break

Chinese is offered at Resurrection CSS, 455 University Ave.W., Kitchener on Saturday mornings from 9:30am – 1:00pm

  • LKB BDL – Chinese Simplified Level 1 Grade 9/10
  • LKB CUL – Chinese Simplified Level 2 Grade 11
  • LKB DUL – Chinese Simplified Level 3 Grade 12

First Class:  Watch for September 2023 start dates (Saturdays, 9:30am – 1:00pm)

Last Class for 2022-2023 school year: June 17, 2023  (9:30am – 1:00pm)

There are NO CLASSES on:  Oct. 8, Dec. 24, 31,  2022; Jan. 7, Feb. 18, March 18, April 8, May 20, 2023

Japanese is offered at St. Louis – Main Campus, 80 Young St. Kitchener on Wednesday evenings from 5:30pm – 9:00pm.

  • LKJ BDL- Japanese Level 1 Grade 9/10
  • LKJ CUL- Japanese Level 2 Grade 11
  • LKJ DUL- Japanese Level 3 Grade 12

First Class: Watch for September, 2023 start dates (Wednesdays, 5:30pm – 9:00pm)

Last Class: May, 2024

There are NO CLASSES on: on holidays or during March Break

Polish is offered at St. Louis – Main Campus, 80 Young St. Kitchener on Wednesday evenings from 5:30pm – 9:00pm.

  • LRP BDL – Polish Level 1 Grade 9/10
  • LRP CUL – Polish Level 2 Grade 11
  • LRP DUL – Polish Level 3 Grade 12

First Class: Watch for September 2023 start dates (Wednesdays, 5:30pm – 9:00pm)

Last Class: May, 2024

There are NO CLASSES on: on holidays or during March Break

Portuguese is offered at St. Benedict CSS, 50 Saginaw Parkway, Cambridge on Monday evenings from 5:30pm – 9:00pm

  • LWP BDL – Portuguese Level 1 Grade 9/10
  • LWP CUL – Portuguese Level 2 Grade 11
  • LWP DUL – Portuguese Level 3 Grade 12

** Portuguese Credit is also offered at St. Louis Kitchener Main Campus, however you may only choose one location.

First Class:  Watch for September 2023 start dates (Mondays, 5:30pm – 9:00pm)

Last Class for 2022-2023: June 12, 2023 (5:30pm – 9:00pm)

There are NO CLASSES on:  Oct. 10, Dec. 26, 2022; Jan. 2, Feb 20, March 13, April 10, May 22, 2023

Portuguese is offered at St. Louis – Main Campus, 80 Young St. Kitchener on Wednesday evenings from 5:30pm – 9:00pm:

  • LWP BDL – Portuguese Level 1 Grade 9/10
  • LWP CUL – Portuguese Level 2 Grade 11
  • LWP DUL – Portuguese Level 3 Grade 12

*Portuguese is also offered in Cambridge on Monday evenings, however you can only choose one location.

First Class: Watch for September 2023 start dates (Wednesdays, 5:30pm – 9:00pm)

Last Class: May, 2024

There are NO CLASSES on: on holidays or during March Break

Spanish is offered at St. Louis – Main Campus, 80 Young St. Kitchener on Wednesday evenings from 5:30pm – 9:00pm.

  • LWS BDL- Spanish Level 1 Grade 9/10
  • LWS CUL- Spanish Level 2 Grade 11
  • LWS DUL- Spanish Level 3 Grade 12

First Class: Watch for September 2023 start dates (Wednesdays, 5:30pm – 9:00pm)

Last Class for 2022-2023 school year:  May 31, 2023 (5:30pm – 9:00pm)

There are NO CLASSES on: Dec. 21, 28, 2022; Jan. 4, March 15, 2023