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 8, 2018 to June 15, 2019 (registration only the week of September 8-14. 2018). 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 17th). Registration throughout the program year is available.
Register for the Program
Registration for the 2018-2019 program is still available at the program location you’d like your child to attend throughout the program year. Please bring a completed Program Registration Form, a report card for your child (if possible) and ID showing proof of status in Canada for each child you’re registering in the program, as well as a piece of mail showing your family’s address. 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.
In 2018-2019 we are offering instruction in 16 languages in locations across the City of Hamilton – for details on locations, days and times, please click on the IILE Location & Language Chart for September to June 2018-2019.
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.