International Languages

International and Indigenous Languages Elementary (IILE) registration for the 2022/2023 school year is now CLOSED.

The International and Indigenous Languages Elementary (IILE) program is available to students registered in Junior Kindergarten up to Grade 8 from all school boards. This program offers students the opportunity to learn to listen, speak, read and write in a new language or to maintain the language of their home or heritage.  No prior knowledge of the language is necessary to enroll in these classes.

This program is offered by the Durham District School Board free of charge and children may enroll in only one language class each week.  Classes are offered each Wednesday evening from 6:00pm to 8:30pm at R.S. McLaughlin CVI located at 570 Stevenson Rd N, Oshawa, ON L1J 5P1

A child must be four years old by December to be eligible for classes.  


Registration Information

***Registration Deadline: September 16th, 2022 - Noon. All classes with insufficient enrollment will be canceled. ***

Registration for Fall 2022-2023 is now CLOSED.

Languages offered for the 2022/2023 School Year



Frequently Asked Questions 

I missed the start date, can I still register my child for the program?
As long as there is space available, we will continue to take registration up to Nov 1st, 2022.
Is there a cost for this program? 
No – this program is free for all qualified registrants – THERE ARE NO FEES.
My child is currently in grade 9 and wants to learn a new language but has no experience. Can they attend this program? 
Unfortunately they cannot join this program as it is for elementary aged students enrolled in JK to Grade 8 only. 
We don’t live in Durham Region – is this program still open to us? 
The International Language program is open to any Ontario resident with Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status. 
Program Dates - Fall Registration is now Closed

Start Date - October 5th, 2022

Mid-term progress reports - Jan 25th, 2023

Final class - May 17th, 2023

Registration Deadline 

Classes Begin - Wednesday Oct 5th, 2022

Registration deadline - Monday, September 12th, 2022
Courses with insufficient enrollment at this time will be cancelled. 

Registration Documents and Information 

How to Register - DDSB Students: 

Click here to Register. 


How to Register - Non DDSB Students:

To register, complete both of the steps below:

Complete the International and Indigenous Languages Elementary (IILE) Program Pre-registration Document

  1. Download and complete the Elementary International Language Registration Form
    1. Open the file by clicking on it
    2. Click in each field and type in the required information
    3. Save it to your computer
    4. Email the completed International and Indigenous Languages Elementary (IILE) Registration Form to

Registration is not complete until the International and Indigenous Languages Elementary (IILE) Registration Form is received by Durham Continuing Education. 

Note: Parents/Guardians of students who do not go to a Durham District School Board elementary school will be required to provide Proof of Citizenship.  Durham Continuing Education staff will be in contact with instructions on how to provide that information. 

Additional Note: If you are having problems saving the fillable form once you have added the information, try printing it to .pdf format rather than saving it.