Summer Fun with Languages –  International and Indigenous Languages  Elementary Program – JK to Grade 8

Summer Fun with Languages

Summer Fun with Languages is a FREE International and Indigenous Languages Elementary (IILE) Program that creates a camp-like atmosphere using music, stories, crafts, indoor and outdoor games, and other interactive hands-on activities and technology resources.

  • for children attending JK to Grade 8 in the 2021-2022 school year
  • Offered July 4 to July 29
  • choose up to 4 weeks, Monday to Friday
  • 9:00am-11:30am
  • offered in-person only
  • school location: Resurrection (Chinese Only) & St. Louis – St. Francis Campus (Other languages)

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.  Language learning 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 people 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 International and Indigenous Languages Elementary (IILE) 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.

Join us this summer for a fun way to grow!

Please choose from the options below, one of the POSSIBLE languages offered in-person in Summer 2022:

  • Arabic – FULL
  • Chinese – FULL
  • Igbo – CANCELLED
  • Italian CANCELLED
  • Japanese – FULL
  • Portuguese – FULL
  • Spanish – FULL
  • Tamil – SPACE AVAILABLE
  • Ukrainian – FULL

Note: Students in JK must have attended in the 2021-2022 school year. Classes may be cancelled due to insufficient enrolment or full due to capacity limits. Don’t be disappointed and register early. Program delivery method is subject to change due to enrolment, facility availability, direction from the Ministry of Education, WCDSB and Public Health or other unforeseen circumstances.

If the language you are looking for is FULL or not listed,

please visit https://stlouis.wcdsb.ca/programsandcourses/il/elementary/

at the beginning of June for programming that resumes in September.

Please contact Tracy Zhou 519-745-1201 x288 or email stlouis@wcdsb.ca  to find out about Summer Fun with Languages program vacancies, how to get on a waiting list, and what language programs are offered on Saturday mornings, September to June.

For more information call 519-745-1201 x288 / x543 or email stlouis@wcdsb.ca

If interested in having your child participate in language programs next September 2022, please email stlouis@wcdsb.ca

Previous knowledge of language NOT required!

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