Update on dates of closures for the International and Indigenous Program

March 21 – Holiday / March Break

March 28 – No school / due to Covid-19

April 4 – No school / due to Covid-19

April 11 – Holiday / Easter


International Languages Brochure 2019_2020

The International Languages program provides opportunities for students to learn a language on Saturday mornings at the elementary or secondary school (high school credit) level, at a variety of sites around the Region.


All classes run Saturday mornings and start September 14, 2019 to June 06, 2020 (excluding holiday weekends, please see calendar).  Last day to register for the 2019-20 school year is Saturday, March 7, 2020.

  • Elementary classes run 2 hours and 30 minutes from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (times may vary per school)
  • Secondary classes run 3 hours and 15 minutes from 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. (times may vary per school)

There are no fees associated with our language classes.

Do NOT call Day School Staff for information. Please call Continuing Education at 519-885-0800 or visit the school location on Saturday morning.

Location Elementary Level Secondary Level
Hespeler Public School
300 Winston Blvd., Cambridge
[ MAP ]
Arabic, Gujarati, Hindi, Mandarin, Cantonese, Punjabi, Malayalam, Tamil, Urdu, Vietnamese N/A
Forest Heights Collegiate Institute
255 Fischer-Hallman Rd., Kitchener
[ MAP ]

Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Korean, Punjabi, Romanian, Vietnamese


Arabic, Romanian, Vietnamese
Stanley Park Senior Public School
191 Hickson Dr., Kitchener
[ MAP ]
Serbian, Greek Serbian
Grand River Collegiate Institute
175 Indian Rd., Kitchener
[ MAP ]
German, Hungarian, Oromo German
Sir John A Macdonald Secondary School
650 Laurelwood Dr., Waterloo
[ MAP ]
Gujarati, Hindi, Urdu, Farsi, Bengali, Dari, Igbo, Nepali Mandarin, Gujarati, Punjabi
Abraham Erb Public School
710 Laurelwood Dr., Waterloo
[ MAP ]
Mandarin N/A

If you are currently a fee paying international student in your day school, please contact the WRDSB Enrolment/International Student Intake Officer at 519-570-0003 x 4350.