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International Languages Program

NEWS RELEASE                                 
Greater Essex County District School Board 451 Park Street West, Windsor ON N9A 6K1
519-255- 3200  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 10, 2018
Contact: Public Relations Officer Scott Scantlebury
Phone: 519-255-3200 ext. 10224

From Arabic to Urdu
- Saturday language lessons-

For more than a decade, the Greater Essex County District School Board has offered a series of free, Saturday morning International Language classes.

The registration deadline for the 2018-19 program is Thursday, September 20th. Applications are available on line  (https://www.publicboard.ca/Programs/K-12/International-Languages/Pages/default.aspx) and completed forms can be returned to the nearest GECDSB school.

Last year courses were provided in 14 languages including Albanian, Arabic, Hindi, Italian, Punjabi, Spanish and Urdu. 817 students attended the classes. The languages offered this year will depend on the interest expressed.

The GECDSB International Languages program is open to any students, Grades 1-8. It gives young people an opportunity to develop their heritage language that may be spoken at home, deepen their cultural awareness or just learn a 2nd or 3rd language.

The program begins Saturday, October 13th at Forest Glade and Northwood public schools in Windsor and Queen Elizabeth Public School in Leamington.

For more information contact Public Relations Officer Scott Scantlebury @ 519-255-3200 ext. 10224 or 519-995-5797.