NOTE: Classes scheduled for October 21, 2019 will be cancelled due to the Federal Election.
The International and Indigenous Language Elementary (IILE) program offers children an opportunity to learn and/or maintain a language other than French or English and to develop an appreciation and sensitivity to the cultural diversity within Canada.
International and Indigenous Languages Elementary classes provide academic instruction in languages other than English and French. Classes run 2.5 hours per week from September 7, 2019 to June 14, 2020 (registration the week of September 7-13, 2019). Classes run on PD days. The program is closed from Saturday to Monday on long weekends as well as during school breaks (Christmas break for the IILE program starts on December 16th). Registration is available throughout the program year.
Register for the Program
Registration for the 2019-2020 program is available at the program location you’d like your child to attend throughout the program year. If your student attends a HWDSB Elementary school, please bring a completed IILE Program Registration Form, please go to the location you’d like your child(ren) to attend during the program time/day of week to register.
Please see our “Register with CE” page for student registration requirements for students from outside of HWDSB.
Fees and exceptions
Students are eligible to attend one 2.5 hour class in any one language one time per week, however they can take a separate or dual language program in a second language without paying any additional fees for program instruction, (ex. a student can attend one Arabic class on Mondays, one Simplified Chinese class on Tuesdays and one Traditional Chinese class on Thursdays for just the $10 per student per course consumable fee).
If you wish to enrol your child in more than one class in the same language, a fee of $200 per student per additional course is applicable (ex. a student can attend one Arabic class on Monday for the consumable fee of $10 and a second Arabic class on Saturday for a program fee of $200 for the second class). Fees are payable at the Continuing Education Main Office located at the Hill Park Learning Centre, 465 East 16th Street, Hamilton.
For more information, please contact the Continuing Education Main Office by calling 905-561-2190.