ÉDUCATION PERMANENTE


Much more than a mere language school


Elementary Program

2023 – 2024 Online registration is OPEN!

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Registration for September to June classes

The first day of IILP class is September 9 or 10. Once you are registered, the language school will contact you one (1) week before classes with further details.

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The International and Indigenous Languages Program (IILP) offers weekend courses focusing on oral communication, reading and writing in languages other than French or English. Classes are led by experienced instructors who create a vibrant learning community for students through engaging activities. Students will gain literacy skills, communication skills, and cultural awareness. International language courses enhance students’ overall education, academic excellence, and ability to interact with people from diverse backgrounds

Languages  Offered

Interested in another language? Contact us!

Arabic

Armenian

Azerbaijani

German

Inuktitut

*NEW*

Italian

Korean

Mandarin

simplified and traditional

Nepali

Portuguese

Spanish

Syriac

Turkish

Ukrainian

Urdu

Fees
Fees are per student per language class, and are non-refundable
 
Funded Students | Ontario residents
$10 (consumables and resources fee)
 
Non-funded Students | Out-of-province and international students
$150 (tuition + consumables and resources fee)
The Elementary IILP Program Offers
  • Language classes for students in Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8
  • Programs on weekends from September to June
  • Lunchtime programs in certain CECCE schools
  • Summer classes available in July, Monday to Friday
  • Schedules tailored to age and grade levels, where possible
  • Students residing outside of Ontario are also welcome (additional fees apply)
Eligibility
  • Students must turn 4 years old by December 31 to be eligible for IILP elementary classes
  • For non-CECCE students, proof of address and status in Canada is required
  • Ontario residents: The Ontario Ministry of Education funds one class per language per student. Any student can register for two different languages offered at different times ($10 resource fee per class) – OR – two classes of the same language (additional fee of $150 for the second class of the same language).
Student in Grade 9 or older? Check out our high school language credit courses!
2023 – 2024 Elementary  Class Calendar

View available language programs here

For any virtual programs, the schedule below indicates general time frames. The virtual class schedule may vary by program and may include staggered learning times.
Exact class time will be communicated to parents/guardians closer to the beginning of classes. 
Ahlul Bayt School
Learning mode:  Virtual and In Person options
In Person location: (3025 Albion Rd N, Ottawa)
Schedule: Saturdays |   9:30 am to 12:00 pm


 
Al Sadeq School
Learning mode: In Person only
In Person location: École élémentaire catholique Marius Barbeau (1345 Notting Hill Ave, Ottawa)
Schedule: Saturdays |   10:00 am to 1:00 pm
 


 
Hikmah School
Learning mode: In Person only
In Person location: École élémentaire catholique Saint-Rémi (100 Walden Drive, Kanata)
Schedule: Saturdays |   9:30 am to 12:00 pm
 


 
Iqraa Barrhaven School
Learning mode: Virtual and In Person options
In Person location: École élémentaire catholique Pierre-Elliott Trudeau (601 Longfields Drive, Ottawa)
Schedule: Saturdays |   9:30 am to 12:00 pm


 
Om Al Qura School
Learning mode: In Person only
In Person location: École élémentaire catholique Saint-François-d’Assise (35 Melrose Ave, Ottawa)
Schedule: Saturdays |   1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
 


 
Orleans Arabic School
Learning mode: In Person only 
In Person location: École secondaire catholique Béatrice-Desloges (1999 Provence Ave, Orléans)
Schedule: Saturdays |   10:00 am to 12:30 pm


 
Académie Providence
Learning mode: Virtual only
Schedule: Saturdays |   9:30 am to 12:00 pm


 
Rahma Arabic School
Learning mode: In Person only
East Campus: École élémentaire catholique La Vérendrye (614 Eastvale Drive, Gloucester)
Sundays |   9:30 am to 12:00 pm
 
Kanata Campus: École élémentaire catholique Élisabeth-Bruyère (100 Stonehaven Drive, Kanata)
Saturdays |   9:30 am to 12:00 pm
 
South Campus: École élémentaire catholique George-Étienne-Cartier (880 Thorndale Drive, Ottawa)
Saturdays |   9:30 am to 12:00 pm
 
Riverside South Campus: École élémentaire catholique Bernard-Grandmaître (4170 Spratt Road, Ottawa)
Sundays |   9:30 am to 12:00 pm
 


 
Yasmine Arabic School
Learning mode: Virtual and In Person options
In Person location: École élémentaire catholique Sainte-Bernadette (3781 Sixth St, Gloucester)
Schedule: Saturdays |   10:00 am to 12:30 pm
 
Ararat Armenian School
Learning mode: In Person only
In Person location: Éducation Permanente (181 Donald St., Ottawa)
Schedule: Sundays |   9:30 am to 12:00 pm
 
Karabakh Azerbainjani School
Learning mode: In Person only
In Person location: École élémentaire catholique Marius-Barbeau (1345 Notting Hill Ave, Ottawa)
Schedule: Sundays |   10:00 am to 12:30 pm
German Language School
Learning mode: In Person only
In Person location: École élémentaire catholique Sainte-Geneviève (2198 Arch St, Ottawa)
Schedule: Saturdays |   9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Inuktitut Sivukkaqtaqtiralaat
*open to students in Grade 1 – 4 only
Learning mode: In Person only
In Person location: Éducation permanente (181 Donald St.,Vanier)
Schedule: Saturdays |   9:30 am to 12:00 pm
I.C.Y.F.C. Italian School
Learning mode: In Person
*Online not currently available
In Person location: École élémentaire Lamoureux (2540 Kaladar Avenue, Ottawa)
Schedule: Saturdays |   9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Ottawa Korean Community School
Learning mode: In Person only
In Person location: École élémentaire catholique Edouard-Bond (920 Parkhaven Ave, Ottawa)
Schedule: Saturdays |   9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Xinhua Chinese School
Learning mode: Virtual and In Person options
In Person South Campus : École secondaire catholique Pierre-Savard (1110 Longfields Drive, Nepean)
In Person East Campus : École secondaire catholique Samuel-Genest (704 Carson’s Road, Ottawa)
Schedule: Saturdays |   9:30 am to 12:00 pm 
Ottawa South International School
Learning mode: Virtual and In Person options
In Person location: École élémentaire catholique Jean-Robert-Gauthier (651 Chapman Mills Drive, Nepean)
Schedule: Saturdays |   12:30 pm to 3:00 pm
 
Himalayan Nepali Language School
Learning mode: Virtual only
Schedule: Saturdays |   10:00 am to 12:30 pm
 
Luis de Camoes Portuguese School
Learning mode: Virtual and In Person options
In Person location: École élémentaire catholique Montfort (350 Den Haag Drive, Ottawa)
Schedule: Saturdays |   9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Ottawa South International School
Learning mode: Virtual and In Person options
In Person location: École élémentaire catholique Jean-Robert-Gauthier (651 Chapman Mills Drive, Nepean)
Schedule: Saturdays |   9:30 am to 12:00 pm
 


 
Paul Desmarais Spanish School
Learning mode: In person only
In Person location: École secondaire catholique Paul Desmarais (5315 Abbott St E, Stittsville)
Schedule: Saturdays |   9:30 am to 12:00 pm
 


 
Ste. Marie Spanish School
Learning mode: Virtual only
Schedule: Saturdays |   9:30 am to 12:00 pm
 
Yasmine Arabic School
Learning mode: Virtual and In Person options
In Person location: École élémentaire catholique Sainte-Bernadette (3781 Sixth St, Gloucester)
Schedule: Saturdays |   12:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Istanbul Turkish School
Learning mode: In Person only
In Person location: (335 Michael Cowpland Drive, Kanata)
Schedule: Saturdays |   9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Lesia Ukrainka School
Learning mode: Virtual and In Person options
In Person location: École élémentaire catholique Saint-François-d’Assise (35 Melrose Ave, Ottawa)
Schedule: Saturdays |   9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hikmah School
Learning mode: In Person only
In Person location: École élémentaire catholique Saint-Rémi (100 Walden Drive, Kanata)
Schedule: Saturdays |   9:30 am to 12:00 pm
 
 
The International and Indigenous Language Program (IILP) is managed by Éducation permanente, le Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est (CECCE), and mandated and funded by the Ontario Ministry of Education.

 

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