Want to Learn Punjabi, Polish, Arabic or Hindi? 

The following international language classes are being offered in the 2022-2023 school year. Students must be currently attending a public or private  school to enroll in either of the secondary or elementary classes of the Languages below.  Once students submit a registration form to Carolyn Kelley, Secretary, please attend on the following day that the class is scheduled.  The registration process will be completed by Grand Erie Learning Alternatives.

 

Punjabi Secondary Credit Class

  • Students will earn a secondary school credit (Saturday mornings - 3 hours, Walter Gretzky School, Brantford)
  • Mass registration day is Saturday, September 17th, Walter Gretzky School at 9:00 a.m.  Regular classes begin Saturday, September 24th.
  • Click here for the Punjabi Credit Registration Form

Punjabi Elementary

  • Open to grades Junior Kindergarten to 8 elementary students currently registered in a public or private school.
  • Mass registration day is Saturday, September 17th at Walter Gretzky School, 9:00 a.m.  Regular classes begin Saturday, September 24th.
    (Saturday mornings - 2.5 hours at Walter Gretzky School, Brantford).
  • Click here for the International Languages Registration Form 

Arabic Elementary

  • Open to Grades Junior Kindergarten to 8 elementary students currently registered in a public or private school.
    (Saturday mornings - 2.5 hours at Grand Erie Learning Alternatives, Brantford).
  • Click here for the International Languages Registration Form 

Polish Elementary

  • Open to Grades 1 to 8 elementary students currently registered in a public or private school.
    (Monday evenings - 2.5 hours at Polish Alliance Hall, Brantford).
  • Click here for the International Languages Registration Form 

Hindi Elementary

  • Open to Grades 1 to 8 elementary students currently registered in a public or private school.
    (Saturday mornings - 2.5 hours at Walter Gretzky School, Brantford).
  • Click here for the International Languages Registration Form 

Registration Procedure


Students registering for the first time require Proof of Birth and Citizenship to be submitted with registration - proof could be 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

All registration forms are to be sent to: carolyn.kelley@granderie.ca

 

International Languages Information

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 currently offered:  Punjabi, Mandarin, Arabic.

Important Notes

  • Elementary language program for students attending school, from Junior Kindergarten to 8 in September 2021 using either the online or in-class format.  Students MUST be 4 years of age by December, 2021 to begin attending in September, 2021. 
  • Credit Classes for those entering grade 9 to 12 in September 2021.
  • Students with all levels of language proficiency are welcome.
  • Students need to be committed to learning and improving their skills. Good attitude, behaviour and consistent engagement are expected of every student.
  • For further information, contact Carolyn Kelley at 519-753-6079, #277012.