Secondary ILP - FAQs
Q.1. WHAT AGE DO YOU NEED TO BE TO SIGN UP FOR A CLASS?
High school credit course students (grades 9 to 12) and adults* may register for a credit course and must be 13 to 18 years of age by December 31.
*High school students are given priority ast he courses are geared towards those working for their Ontario Secondary School Diploma
Q.2. IS IT TOO LATE TO REGISTER TODAY?
Registration takes place from May to end of September on a first come, first serve basis. Students should consult their high school guidance department to plan their academic schedule for the following year.
Please consult our website in early May for more details.
Q.3. WHEN AND WHERE ARE THE CLASSES HELD?
High school credit courses or interest courses for adults are usually taught for 3.5 hours per week for approximately 32 weeks.
Please visit the School Year Program page for current schedule and locations.
Q.4. DO YOU NEED TO KNOW THE LANGUAGE BEFORE REGISTERING?
No. Students are welcome to learn a completely new language previously unknown to them, to begin learning their heritage language or to perfect their home language if they’re already speakers of the language.
As much as possible, teachers strive to meet the needs of each student, whether or not the student has had previous exposure to the language.
Q.5. HOW DO I KNOW WHAT MY CHILD IS BEING TAUGHT IN CLASS?
The program is based on and supported by the Ministry of Education of Ontario’s Classical Studies and International Languages curriculum (2016).
The ILP credit course teachers encourage parents to take interest in their children’s language classes and on their progress in learning the language.
Each language teacher has a Course Outline which is distributed to students at the beginning of the course.
Q.6. HOW IS MY CHILD'S LANGUAGE COURSE LEVEL DETERMINED?
Language course levels are determined according to the prerequisites set by the Ontario Ministry of Education. Levels are confirmed by mid-October.
Level 1 = no prerequisite needed
Level 2 = prerequisite: successful completion of Level 1
Level 3 = prerequisite: successful completion of Level 2
Any exceptions are extremely rare and will be dealt with on a case by case basis.
Q.7. HOW IS MY CHILD'S LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT ASSESSED AND EVALUATED?
The student's language development is assessed and evaluated throughout the course on an ongoing basis by the language teacher. All 4 language competencies (reading, writing, listening, speaking) will be assessed and evaluated as well as the 4 categories of knowledge and skills (knowledge & understanding, thinking & inquiry, application and communication).
A minimum overall course mark of 50% is needed to obtain one (1.0) credit.
Q.8. WILL THE COURSES INCLUDE RELIGIOUS EDUCATION?
No. ILP classes are strictly language classes with a cultural component that helps the students understand the cultural context(s) related to the language, but not with any religious rituals, dogmas, rules, or course content based on the practice of a religion.