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International and Indigenous Languages Program


Learn a new language for free!

The Simcoe County District School Board offers children in grades 1 to 8 an opportunity to learn and/or maintain a language other than French or English. Whether you enrol your children in this program to learn a new language, understand a new culture or to extend their knowledge of their first language, every student can benefit from this program.

Eligibility:
Students enrolled in grades 1 to 8 are eligible to enrol in this program.

Languages:
Barrie: Arabic, Farsi, Korean, Mandarin, Ojibwe, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian, Urdu
Bradford: Arabic, Dari, Farsi, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese

If the language of your interest is not listed, please feel free to contact us at (905) 775-4432

Class Schedule:
Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. starting September 15, 2018  

Class dates: Sep 15, 22, 29; Oct 13, 20, 27; Nov 3, 10, 17, 24; Dec 1, 8, 15; Jan 12, 19, 26; Feb 2, 9, 23; March 2, 23, 30; April 6, 13, 27; May 4, 11

Inclement Weather:

In the event of class cancellation due to inclement weather we will post this information on our website as well as Twitter.


Locations:
Barrie: Learning Centre, Barrie, 320 Bayfield Street, Bayfield Mall (Highway 400 and Bayfield Street)
Bradford: Learning Centre, Bradford, 157 Holland Street East, Suite 200, 2nd floor

Cost:

There is no cost for this program; however, we must have a minimum number of students per language in order to offer the class.  Most classes fill quickly and are established on a first come, first served basis.

Volunteer:

If you are a high school student interested in volunteering with the International Language Program, submit a resume and cover letter to Amanda Hickling at ahickling@scdsb.on.ca Please specify the proficiency in the language that you are interested in helping with. A reference from your school will be required. We thank all applicants; however, only successful candidates will be contacted for an interview.