Indigenous Languages and International Languages - Elementary Programs


Please read this very important information regarding how to access your elementary student’s Google Classroom.


Students in Senior Kindergarten to Grade 8 can learn to read, write and speak a new language or maintain their heritage language. More than 20 different language courses are available.

COVID Considerations

In accordance with the Ministry of Education and Public Health directives to ensure the safety of our students and staff, all elementary courses will take place online. Please note the program delivery model may change from online to face-to-face during the school year. Please continue to check our webpage for updates.

 

 Elementary Course Start Dates

Day of ClassCourse Start Date
TuesdayOctober 19
WednesdayOctober 20
ThursdayOctober 21
FridayOctober 15
SaturdayOctober 16

 

See Site Calendars for details.

Classes take place: once a week, for 2.5 hours.

Elementary school-aged children (SK to Grade 8). Students must be age 5 before December 31 (proof of age is required).

The program is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Education.

​A $10.00 consumable and resource fee is collected.

International fee-paying visa students are required to pay an additional $225 for registration, for a total of $235.

If a student wishes to take an additional class of the exact same language, an applicable fee of $225.00 plus the $10.00 consumable fee will be charged for a total of $235.00.

Online registration for the 2021-2022 school year is available. See below for more details.


How to Register

Elementary online registration remains open but Edsby is now closed. Please email the Indigenous Languages and International Languages main office at  ILIL@yrdsb.ca.

Non-YRDSB students, please note:

Our office staff may contact you to confirm your enrolment for new students to the Indigenous Languages and International Languages program. At that time you will be required to provide proof of status in Canada:

  • Canadian citizens require one original citizenship/immigration document.
  • Other citizenships require two citizenship/immigration documents.

The date and time of the first class will be available through Site Calendars. All students will be placed into age appropriate classes (day school grade) regardless of level of language fluency; teachers will differentiate instruction based on student needs.

Please note that registrations require a minimum of three (3) business days to process. As a result, the student may not be able to attend class until the following week. Once the student has been successfully loading into the system, the instructor will reach out. 


Accessing the Google Classroom

For YRDSB students, a Google Classroom invitation link will be sent directly to the student’s @gapps.yrdsb.ca email address. 

For non-YRDSB students, a call (from Private Number/No Caller ID) will be made to the parent/guardian listed on this form to provide sensitive information. Once you have received the student log in credentials, complete the following:

Using a PC or a MAC 

  1. Sign out of all other Google accounts, either from your home school board or personal accounts. 
  2. Open Chrome and select ‘Incognito Window” from the menu at the right hand side of the screen (where there are three dots in a row) 
  3. In your Incognito window, go to https://classroom.google.com When prompted, select “Go to Classroom” 
  4. When presented with the Google Login form, enter your 9 digit YRDSB student number and @gapps.yrdsb.ca (i.e. 123456789@gapps.yrdsb.ca) 
  5. On the next login screen, which will have the YRDSB logo, please enter the student number only and the password that was provided (i.e. 123456789 & password) 
  6. When prompted, accept any Google conditions. 
  7. You are now logged in. Look for the plus sign in the top right corner, and use the Google Classroom code..

Issues with Finding the Student’s Google Classroom:

  • If a Google Classroom code was not provided, please use the student’s @gapps.yrdsb.ca Gmail account of an email containing the Google Classroom invite

Multiple Google Classrooms Invitation Links:

  • Please use the most recent link received. As some elementary classes may have gone through reorganization and may continue to shift for the first few weeks of class, some students may receive multiple invitations to a Google Classroom from different teaching staff. Just like in Day School, reorganization facilitates the balancing of class.

If you have any questions regarding the program (e.g., Google Classroom invitation links, class times, etc.), please contact ILIL Online Site directly. This will be the fastest and most efficient way to have your question addressed. Please see the list below for site specific email addresses.

Tuesday.ILILonline@yrdsb.ca

Wednesday.ILILonline@yrdsb.ca

Thursday.ILILonline@yrdsb.ca

Friday.ILILonline@yrdsb.ca

Saturday.ILILonline@yrdsb.ca

As the program runs outside of regular day school hours, there will be a delay in responses as emails are checked on a weekly basis. If you require immediate assistance, please send an email to the main office at ILIL@yrdsb.ca. We thank you for your patience and understanding. 

The date and time of the first class will be available through Site Calendars. All students will be placed into age appropriate classes (day school grade) regardless of level of language fluency; teachers will differentiate instruction based on student needs.

Indigenous Languages

LocationDay of ClassClass Time
OnlineFriday6:00 to 8:30 PM

 

International Languages

LocationDay of ClassClass Time
OnlineTuesday6:00 - 8:30 PM
OnlineFriday6:00 - 8:30 PM

LocationDay of ClassClass Time
OnlineTuesday6:00-8:30 PM
OnlineThursday6:00-8:30 PM
OnlineFriday6:00-8:30 PM
On-lineSaturday9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

LocationDay of ClassClass Time
OnlineFriday6:00 to 8:30 PM

 

LocationDay of ClassClass Time
OnlineTuesday6:00 to 8:30 PM
OnlineWednesday6:00 to 8:30 PM
OnlineThursday6:00 to 8:30 PM
OnlineFriday6:00 to 8:30 PM
OnlineSaturday9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

LocationDay of ClassClass Time
OnlineFriday6:00 to 8:30 PM

 

LocationDay of ClassClass Time
OnlineTuesday6:00 to 8:30 PM

 

LocationDay of ClassClass Time
OnlineTuesday6:00 to 8:30 PM
OnlineThursday6:00 to 8:30 PM

LocationDay of ClassClass Time
OnlineWednesday6:00 to 8:30 PM
OnlineThursday6:00 to 8:30 PM

LocationDay of ClassClass Time
OnlineTuesday6:00 to 8:30 PM
OnlineThursday6:00 to 8:30 PM

 

LocationDay of ClassClass Time
OnlineTuesday6:00 to 8:30 PM
OnlineFriday6:00 to 8:30 PM
OnlineSaturday9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

LocationDay of ClassClass Time
OnlineTuesday6:00 to 8:30 PM
OnlineWednesday6:00 to 8:30 PM
OnlineSaturday9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

LocationDay of ClassClass Time
OnlineTuesday6:00 to 8:30 PM
OnlineWednesday6:00 to 8:30 PM
OnlineSaturday9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

LocationDay of ClassClass Time
OnlineTuesday6:00 to 8:30 PM
OnlineWednesday6:00 to 8:30 PM
OnlineThursday6:00 to 8:30 PM
OnlineFriday6:00 to 8:30 PM

LocationDay of ClassClass Time
OnlineWednesday6:00 to 8:30 PM

LocationDay of ClassClass Time
OnlineSaturday9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

 

A Mandarin program where instructors teach Traditional writing script and also focus on Simplified writing script, however, please note these classes are subject to instructor availability.

LocationDay of ClassClass Time
OnlineTuesday6:00 to 8:30 PM
OnlineWednesday6:00 to 8:30 PM
OnlineThursday6:00 to 8:30 PM
OnlineFriday6:00 to 8:30 PM
OnlineSaturday9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

LocationDay of ClassClass Time
OnlineFriday6:00 to 8:30 PM
OnlineSaturday9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

LocationDay of ClassClass Time
OnlineFriday6:00 to 8:30 PM

LocationDay of ClassClass Time
OnlineTuesday6:00 to 8:30 PM
OnlineWednesday6:00 to 8:30 PM
OnlineFriday6:00 to 8:30 PM
OnlineSaturday9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

LocationDay of ClassClass Time
OnlineFriday6:00 to 8:30 PM

 

LocationDay of ClassClass Time
OnlineTuesday6:00 to 8:30 PM
OnlineWednesday6:00 to 8:30 PM
OnlineFriday6:00 to 8:30 PM
OnlineSaturday9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

LocationDay of ClassClass Time
OnlineTuesday6:00 to 8:30 PM
OnlineWednesday6:00 to 8:30 PM
OnlineThursday6:00 to 8:30 PM
OnlineFriday6:00 to 8:30 PM
OnlineSaturday9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

LocationDay of ClassClass Time
OnlineTuesday6:00 to 8:30 PM

 

LocationDay of ClassClass Time
OnlineThursday6:00 to 8:30 PM
OnlineFriday6:00 to 8:30 PM
OnlineSaturday9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

LocationDay of ClassClass Time
OnlineTuesday6:00 to 8:30 PM

 

LocationDay of ClassClass Time
OnlineThursday6:00 to 8:30 PM

 

These programs will be offered subject to student enrollment and teacher/instructor availability. York Region District School Board reserves the right to cancel any program due to low enrollment and/or teacher/instructor availability.