International Languages Summer Programs - Overview

Virtual Summer International Language Classes (Grades 1-8)
Virtual International Language Class Dates: Thursday, July 2 - Friday, July 24, 2020
Registration Deadline: Monday, June 15, 2020Spaces are Limited

The OCDSB is offering Virtual Summer International Language Classes through the Continuing Education department. These classes are designed for children in Grades 1 to Grade 8 and will be delivered through the use of a variety of online tools. The instructors will provide children with the opportunity to speak, listen, write and read in a range of international languages, while developing an appreciation for diversity and intercultural understanding. 

The Summer International Language Classes will be offered from July 2 to July 24, 2020, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Students who are interested in learning an additional second language may register for afternoon classes offered between 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.   

Morning Classes: 

Arabic, Bengali, Cantonese, Chin, Dari, Greek, Hindi, Japanese, Kannada, Mandarin, Pashto, Persian (Farsi), Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Urdu, and Vietnamese.

Afternoon Classes: 

Arabic, Mandarin, Pashto, Persian (Farsi), Spanish, Turkish, and Vietnamese. 

*Please note all language classes are subject to a minimum level of enrolment. Also, for some languages there is a certain number of students that we can accept. Once we reach maximum capacity, these languages are not offered as options in the registration form.

How to Register:

All OCDSB students must register online by June 15, 2020. 

Please note: If you previously completed a registration form for either the in-school summer language or summer camp, you must still apply online. Please complete one form per child.

Language classes will be offered subject to sufficient enrolment. All registrants will be contacted once their application has been accepted.

Students residing out-of-province are subject to a registration fee of $100 for the whole summer program. Further information related to the on-line payment system will be provided at a later time.  The IILP is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Education for students residing in Ontario for one session of language instruction per language per day during the summer program. 

Students’ Eligibility for the Summer 2020 IIL Program:

  • Grade 1-8 students currently registered in the 2019-2020 IILP program
  • Grade 1-8 OCDSB students who not registered in the IILP during the 2019-2020 school year

For additional information on registration or classes, please email

Students will be offered virtual learning opportunities to study the language of their choice. In order to participate in this program your child will need to have access to technology and the internet. 

The total daily amount of instruction includes teaching time led by the IILP instructors, as well as the time that the students will spend working on learning engagements assigned by the instructors. 

Classes will be held through Google Meet. Study material will be posted to Google Sites. Students will also be assigned on-line and off-line activities. Instructors will use methods of communication with parents and students that are equitable and accessible to the students.

Summer Language Camps 

Due to COVID-19 pandemic,  2020 Summer Language Camps have been cancelled. The IILP office will contact families who have already registered their children in the Summer Language Camps and proceed with the fee reimbursement process.

More information on International Languages Summer Classes:
For any questions, please contact the IILP office at
613-239-2703 or send an email to:
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  • Myra Lapensee

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