Want to Learn Punjabi, Polish, Urdu or Arabic?

The following international language classes are being held in the 2019-2020 school year:

Punjabi Secondary Credit Class - Walter Gretzky Elementary School - students will earn a secondary school credit equal to grades 10, 11 or 12.

Polish - Polish Alliance Hall - open to Junior Kindergarten to grade 8 elementary students currently registered in a publicly-funded or private school.

Punjabi Elementary - offered at 2 locations: Walter Gretzky Elementary School and Grand Erie Learning Alternatives - open to Junior Kindergarten to grade 8 elementary students currently registered in a publicly-funded or private school.

Arabic - Grand Erie Learning Alternatives - open to Junior Kindergarten to grade 8 elementary students currently registered in a publicly-funded or private school

To register for the Punjabi credit class, please complete this form, Punjabi Credit Registration.

To register for any of the elementary language classes, please complete this form, Elementary Registration.

All NEW registration forms require 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 language class, please contact Grand Erie Learning Alternatives, Greg Carruthers, Principal, 519-753-6079.

SEE MORE INFORMATION BELOW


INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGES

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

  • Elementary language program for students entering JK through Grade 8 in September 2018.
  • Credit Classes for those entering grade 12 in September 2018.
  • Students with all levels of language proficiency are welcome.
  • Offered free of charge to Ontario residents.
  • Students need to be committed to learning and improving their skills. Good attitude, behaviour and attendance are expected of every student.

Schedule (from September 1-, 2019 - June 2020; excluding holiday weekends and statutory holidays) Download the


Arabic Language (first class September 14, 2019; last class May 30, 2019)

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

Grand Erie Learning Alternatives, 365 Rawdon Street, Brantford


Polish Language (first class September 9, 2019; last class June 1, 2020)

Grades 1-8

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

Polish Alliance Hall, 126 Albion Street, Brantford


Polish Language (first class September 17, 2019; last class June 2, 2020)

Kindergarten

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

Polish Alliance Hall, 126 Albion Street, Brantford


Punjabi Elementary Language (first class September 14, 2019; last class June 20, 2020)

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

Grand Erie Learning Alternatives, 365 Rawdon Street, Brantford OR 365 Blackburn Drive, Brantford


Punjabi Secondary School Credit Class (first class September 14, 2019; last class June 20, 2020)

Saturdays 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Walter Gretzky Elementary School, 365 Blackburn Drive, Brantford