IL Secondary program (credit courses)
The International Languages Program (ILP) is funded by the Ontario
Ministry of Education, under the direction of the Conseil des écoles
catholiques du Centre-est (CECCE; French Catholic school board in
The ILP offers a multitude of high quality international language credit courses to secondary school students and adults* on Saturdays at various locations throughout Ottawa and surrounding areas. Students are required to complete 110 hours of in-class instruction to obtain one (1.0) credit.
Ontario-resident high school students Grade 9 - 12 as well as adults* can participate in the program;
Both native and non-native speakers can register.
Out-of-province students may register and pay an out-of-province fee.
*High school students are given priority as the courses are geared towards those working towards their Ontario Secondary School Diploma
Courses run from September until June (~32 weeks);
Courses run on Saturday mornings for 3.5 hours per week;
What credits are offered?
The Ministry offers 3 credit levels to students which equate to Gr 10, 11 and 12 credits respectively;
The credits can be used towards the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD);
Student levels are determined by the ILP in accordance to a number of different criteria;
New students are given a diagnostic assessment at the beginning of the year to determine the appropriate level.
Please see below for credit information and required prerequisites:
Level 1 – Gr. 10 “BD” credit (no prerequisite)
Level 2 – Gr. 11 “CU” credit (Prerequisite: completion of Level 1)
Level 3 – Gr. 12 “DU” credit (Prerequisite: completion of Level 2)
The ILP courses are based on the Ontario Ministry of Education's Classical Studies and International Languages curriculum (2016) which not only includes the 4 language competencies (reading, writing with emphasis on oral communication: listening and speaking), but financial literacy, intercultural understanding and metacognition.