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 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.