IL Secondary program (credit courses)


Please visit us again in May 2020 for next year's registration

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 required number of in-class instructional hours 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 3.25 hours per week;

  • Please see Program Calendar page for current schedule.


Courses are held at CECCE school sites across Ottawa. Please see School Year Program page for current schedule. 



The ILP offers a number of high quality, engaging language courses. Please see School Year Program page for current schedule. 

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 variety 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 – "BD” Gr. 10 credit (no prerequisite)

  • Level 2 – “CU” Gr. 11 credit (Prerequisite: completion of Level 1)

  • Level 3 – “DU” Gr.12 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) and 4 categories of knowledge and skills (knowledge & understanding, thinking, communication and application), but financial literacy, intercultural understanding and metacognition. 

International Languages Program

Programme de langues internationales


Éducation permanente

181, rue Donald 

Ottawa (Ontario) K1K 1N1


ILP office hours | Heure d'ouverture du bureau PLI 

Monday - Friday | Du lundi au vendredi

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. | 9h00 - 16h00

Please call to book an appointment if you would like to visit us.

Telephone | Téléphone :  613-741-2304, poste 4

Fax | Télécopieur :  613-741-2191