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. Programming offered in-person only.
July 4 to July 28(no programming Mon., July 3)
**Choose up to 4 weeks,** Monday to Friday
Resurrection CSS, 455 University Ave. W., Kitchener (Chinese ONLY)
St. Louis – St. Francis Campus, 154 Gatewood Blvd., Kitchener (All other Languages)
For children attending JK to Grade 8 in the 2022-2023 school year
Deadline to Register: Thursday, June 8, 2023
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:
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.
Please choose from the options below, one of the languages offered in-person in Summer 2023:
Arabic –Registration open until July 13
Chinese – CLOSED
Igbo – cancelled
Italian – CLOSED
Polish – Registration open until July 13
Portuguese – CLOSED
Tamil – Registration open until July 13
Tigrigna – CLOSED
Note: Students in JK must have attended in the 2022-2023 school year. Classes may be cancelled due to insufficient enrolment or full due to capacity limits. Don’t be disappointed. 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.
NOTE: Several summer language program offerings for Elementary students are FULL. If you have already registered your child / children, please be sure you attend on the dates and times you selected. NOTE other summer programs and course offerings offered have OVERLAPPING TIMES. We ask that you only register for one program, to avoid duplication.
If your child has a Plan of Care for critical medical, you will be asked to provide that as a condition of acceptance.
If your child is on an IEP and you believe sharing this information will support your child’s learning during this program, you will have an opportunity to share this information confidentially, as part of this program registration process.