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International Languages – Elementary 2023 – 2024 Program (In-person)

Program Information

The International Languages – Elementary / African Heritage Program is now offering language classes to students (TDSB and non TDSB) Kindergarten to Grade 8. Activities will be focused on building student’s abilities in oral communication, reading and writing.

Please note that a minimum of 23 students is required to open a language class.


African Heritage, Albanian, American Sign Language, Amharic, Arabic, Aramaic, Armenian, Azerbaijan, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Cantonese, Creole, Dari, Edo, Farsi/Persian, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Karen, Korean, Macedonian, Mandarin Simplified, Mandarin Traditional, Marathi, Mongolian, Nepalese, Pashtu, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Sanskrit, Serbian, Sinhalese, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Telugu, Tibetan, Tigrinya, Turkish, Twi, Urdu and Vietnamese.

Please note that additional languages may be offered. Please contact 416 338-4100 for more information.


$20 material fee required at the time of registration

Where and When

TDSB schools around the city. Classes are held one day a week, after regular day school or Saturday. There are 30 classes/weeks in total. Classes run for 2.5 hours. Language classes are offered various times of the week. View a list of school locations and language classes

Please note that there are no classes on PA Days, long weekends, December Break and March Break. Please see below a list of first and last classes based on the day of the week

2023-2024 Important Dates

Program Day

Registration Day

First Day of Class

Holidays/No Class

Last Day of Class


Sept 18, 2023

Sept 25, 2023

Oct 9, 2023: Thanksgiving
Feb 19. 2024:  Family Day
March 11, 2024:  March Break
April 1, 2024: Easter Monday
May 20, 2024:  Victoria Day

June 3, 2024


Sept 19, 2023

Sept 26, 2023

March 12, 2024:  March Break

May 7, 2024


Sept 20, 2023

Sept 27, 2023

March 13, 2024:  March Break

May 8, 2024


Sept 21, 2023

Sept 28, 2023

March 14, 2024:  March Break

May 9, 2024


Sept 8, 2023

Sept 15, 2023

October 6, 2023:  PA Day
November 17, 2023:  PA Day
Dec 8, 2023:  PA Day
January 19, 2024:  PA Day
 Feb 16, 2024:  PA Day
March 15, 2024:  March Break
 March 29, 2024:  Good Friday
April 19. 2024:  PA Day
June 7, 2024:  PA Day

June 21, 2024


Sept 16, 2023

Sept 23, 2023

October 7, 2023:  Thanksgiving
February 17, 2024:  Family Day
March 9, 16, 2024:  March Break
March 30, 2024:  Easter Weekend
May 18, 2024:  Victoria Day weekend

June 15, 2024


Registration Information

Parents are welcome to register their child(ren) throughout the school year. Our registration process will accommodate all days of significance.

Online Registration

Online registration now closed for Fall 2023-2024.


In-person Registration

To register, please do the following:

  1. Download and complete the registration form.
  2. Print the completed form. When you print, please choose “Fit to printable area” under printer settings to ensure that the entire form is printed. Not choosing this option may result in printing only part of the form.
  3. Sign the registration form
  4. Bring completed registration form to the ILE/AH school on registration day or program day during program time only (see table above). View list of schools, program days and times. Complete registration with payment of $20 materials fee. Cash is not accepted. Debit/credit cards and cheques are accepted as forms of payment.

Download Registration Form

Please note that blank registration forms are available at the school for completion. These forms are available during program hours only.

View a list of Frequently Asked Questions

For questions or inquiries regarding our programs please see list of Program Officer's by school: Program Officer Emails by School Name.

Continuing Education

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