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International Languages - Elementary and African Heritage

*Due to COVID-19, all of our International Language Elementary and African Heritage classes are currently online.

*To view subtitles in different languages, please click the 'CC' button on the bottom panel. Languages include: Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Tamil, Urdu, Bengali, Arabic, Spanish, Persian, Gujarati, Tagalog and Korean.

International Languages – Elementary (ILE)

In an increasingly globalized world, it is important to set our students on the path to being active global citizens. The TDSB provides International Languages to JK to Grade 8 students. No background knowledge is necessary.

African Heritage (AH)

In our African Heritage program, JK to Grade 8 students will learn about Black culture and contributions of people of African descent.

Learn more about and register for:

In the news:

Congratulations to students in our elementary and secondary International Languages classes for winning the '50 Reasons to Learn and Love German Contest'! To celebrate 50 years of the Ontario Association Teachers of German (, students were asked to submit any original design, photo, artwork, drawing, or image with accompanying text which gives one or more great reason(s) to learn and love the German language! View the creative art submissions for the annual calendar contest below:

Alan Y. - Elementary

(teacher: R.Samulewitsch)

Alan's Picture

Sabrina B. - Secondary

(teacher A. Pils)

Sabrina's Picture

Ananya G. - Elementary

(teacher: R. Samulewitsch)

Ananya's Picture

Mergim P. - Secondary

(teacher: A. Pils)

Mergim's Picture

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