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International Languages - Secondary Program

 Welcome to the 2020 – 2021 International Languages Program for high school students!


Classes begin September 12, in an online environment.


We hope to return to the school classroom setting at some point during the school year.

Earn a Credit

Learn a Language


Classes run Saturdays,

September 12, 2020 to June 12, 2021

9:00 am - 12:30 pm

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Benefits of the International Languages (Secondary) Program 

 •  Language Learner Support      •  Personal Growth      •  Identity      •  Employment

IL Grade 9 - 12 courses are for high school students and adults who:

  • graduated from the IL Elementary Program and/or
  • have no prior knowledge of the language, or
  • are native speakers
All courses follow Ministry of Education guidelines and are accepted as credits towards a high school diploma. The courses are for eligible regular day school students and adults, who reside in Ottawa area. Current graduation requirements recognize at least one credit in a third language.
International Languages program enables students to:
  • Prepare for post-secondary studies and careers in the fields of business, trade and communications 
  • Foster global awareness and understanding
  • Enhance student exchanges, and
  • Develop training skills for international/global employment opportunities

REGISTRATION for the IL Credit Program is at the beginning of the school year ONLY.
  Online Registration for the 2020 – 2021 school year is now OPEN  
RETURNING Student Registration  
 Registration will close October 23, 2020 
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FEE payable online:

   $10 Consumables fee (to be paid through SchoolCash on or after September 12)

   $500 Fees will be applied to Quebec students and International Students residing in Ontario.
  Site Location  ONLINE until further notice Languages Offered 
Frank Ryan Catholic School  (128 Chesterton Dr., Ottawa) Italian,  Spanish
Holy Trinity HS  (180 Katimavik Rd., Kanata) Mandarin (Simplified) 
St. Mother Teresa HS   (440 Longfields Dr., Barrhaven)
Korean,  Gaelic, Mandarin  (Simplified), Punjabi
Notre Dame HS   (710 Broadview Ave., Ottawa)
Mandarin  (Simplified)
St. George School   (130 Keyworth Ave., Ottawa)
St. Nicholas Adult HS  (893 Admiral Ave., Ottawa) Polish 
St. Patrick's HS (2525 Alta Vista Dr., Ottawa) 
Mandarin (Traditional)
The Ottawa Catholic School Board reserves the right to cancel any program due to lack of registration.