International Languages Elementary Program

Program Information

  • Offers children the opportunity to develop and/or maintain the ability to speak, listen, read and write a new language, or in the language of their heritage.
  • Enhances students’ connection with their heritage.
  • Improves communication skills in their language of choice.
  • Strengthens cognitive development through the knowledge of an additional language.
  • Provides opportunities to learn and experience another culture.
  • Languages offered: Arabic, Polish, Punjabi, and Urdu.

Important Notes

  • An elementary language program for students entering JK through Grade 8 in September 2018.
  • Students with all levels of language proficiency are welcome.
  • Offered free of charge to Ontario residents who are registered in a private or publicly-funded school.
  • Students need to be committed to learning and improving their skills. Good attitude, behaviour and attendance are expected of every student.

Schedule (from September 15, 2018 - June 2019; excluding holiday weekends and statutory holidays) Download the 2018-19 School Calendar here.

For a registration form, please download here - Elementary Languages Registration Form.


Arabic Language (first class September 15, 2018; last class May 25, 2019)

Saturdays 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Grand Erie Learning Alternatives, 365 Rawdon Street, Brantford


Polish Language (first class September 10, 2018; last class May 27, 2019)

Grades 1-8

Mondays 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Polish Alliance Hall, 126 Albion Street, Brantford


Polish Language (first class September 13, 2018; last class May 30, 2019)

Kindergarten

Thursdays 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Polish Alliance Hall, 126 Albion Street, Brantford


Punjabi Language (first class September 15, 2018; last class May 25, 2019)

Saturdays

Grand Erie Learning Alternatives, 365 Rawdon Street, Brantford (9:00 - 11:30 a.m.) OR

Walter Gretzky Elementary School, 365 Blackburn Drive, Brantford (9:00 - 11:30 a.m.)


Urdu Language (first class September 15, 2018; last class May 25, 2019)

Saturdays 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Grand Erie Learning Alternatives, 365 Rawdon Street, Brantford

2017-2018 School Year Registration Procedure - Elementary

All classes are offered subject to sufficient enrolment. Elementary students may start at any point throughout the school year. Students must be 4 years of age by December 31 st of the school year to be eligible.

To Register please complete this ILE Registration form along with:

Proof of Birth and Citizenship - one of the following:

  • a Canadian Birth Certificate or Baptismal Certificate
  • a Canadian Passport (not a Canada Visa within a passport)
  • Canadian Citizenship Card
  • Confirmation of Permanent Residence Form 5292 or IMM100 (verified with a passport)
  • Permanent Resident Card

Course Cancellation Policy - Courses listed will be offered provided there are sufficient registrants and/or qualified instructors available. That is, some of these languages MAY NOT be offered, depending on final registration numbers.

PUNJABI SECONDARY SCHOOL CREDIT CLASS - 110 HOURS

Program begins September 15, 2018 until June 22, 2019 on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Students will earn a secondary school credit in one of the open, academic or University levels in International Languages: Punjabi.

To register, please complete this Punjabi Credit Class Registration form along with:

Proof of Birth and Citizenship - one of the following:

  • a Canadian Birth Certificate or Baptismal Certificate
  • a Canadian Passport (not a Canada Visa within a passport)
  • Canadian Citizenship Card
  • Confirmation of Permanent Residence Form 5292 or IMM100 (verified with a passport)
  • Permanent Resident Card

Community groups and interested individuals who would like to start a new program should contact Grand Erie Learning Alternatives, Greg Carruthers, Principal, 519-753-6079.