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There are more than 10 cultural associations in London. The London area is home to a broad range of international language schools.
German Language School
The German Language School has been in London for over 40 years. It is currently known among Canadian and German circles as one of the leading language schools in Canada. Principalled by Ms. Ilse Spangenberg, the German Language school teaches over 300 students every Saturday morning in classes from Kindergarten to Grade 13. The school is led by a team of dedicated instructors most of which have German as their first language which insures thorough and authentic lessons.
The London Chinese School offers classes at both the elementary and secondary levels every Saturday. Both Mandarin and Cantonese classes are taught by 18 dedicated instructors, some of whom have been with the school for many years.
At the present time, there are four Mandarin credit courses: Level 1 (Grade 9), Level 2 (Grade 10), and Level 3 (Grade 11) and Level 4 (Grade 12). These Ontario high school credit courses are offered by the London District Catholic School Board.
The London International Academy is a university preparation boarding school and is registered with the Ministry of Education in Ontario. The school is also a member of Canadian Education Centre (CEC) and provides international students with the programs required to apply for universities in North America, such as Grades 9 to 12 courses, and ESL (english as a second language) courses.
International students with high school diploma must complete at least six Grade 12 courses in order to obtain an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) and to apply for university admission. Many students can achieve this goal in a year.
The London Islamic School was established to provide the Muslim student of London, Ontario with a high quality Islamic educational experience. In addition to Arabic and Islamic Education, courses include languages , integrated sciences, visual arts, physical education and computers. The London Islamic School strives to offer a diverse curriculum designed to enable all students to reach their full potential as creative and productive members of the Mosque and society.
Established in 1927, The Polish Heritage School has been active in London for over seventy years and has an enrollment of more than 500 students. The school teaches all grades from kindergarten to credit courses for high school. London's Polish Heritage School is one of the biggest Polish ethnic schools in the world.
Established in 1988 by CAMI Automotive, the London (CA) Japanese School is now operated by a Japanese Parents Committee every Saturday at Wheable Secondary School
The main objective of the school is to provide language and educational training to students adhering to the Japanese educational curriculum thus enabling students to early enter Japanese schools when they return to Japan.
The Japanese Government provides 50% of the funding for the school and the balance is made up by the families who use the school. As of September 2006, the school has 6 families involved and 6 students that attend. The monthly fee per student is $100.00.
The teachers (all of whom are Japanese) also organize picnics and outings as well as parties for festive occasions.
Wheable Education Centre
70 Jacqueline Street
London, ON N5Z 2P6
London’s Public and Catholic school boards also offer full French immersion programs from elementary school right up through Secondary School. At the London District Catholic School Board, early French immersion is available at St John French Immersion School in London. Early French Immersion (JK to Grade 2) is also provided at St. Anthony in London. Middle extended immersion (Grades 4 – 8) is provided at St. John French Immersion School. A secondary school French Immersion program is offered for Grades 9, 10, and 11 at Mother Teresa with Grade 12 currently at Catholic Central High School.Full details can be found on the school board websites in the Related Links below. At the Thames Valley District School Board, French Immersion is currently available at ten elementary schools and three high schools throughout the District.
Collège Boréal is the only Francophone publicly funded college in Southwestern Ontario. Collège Boréal offers Continuing Education programs and courses approved by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities of Ontario. Collège Boréal partners with organisations to provide onsite corporate training. Most popular courses and programs include French as a Second Language, French Grammar, French for Executives, French for Parents, French for Healthcare Professionals, French for Public Service Employees, Spanish, English Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC), and Enhanced English Language Training (ELT) for Immigrants to Canada.
For more information:
Collège Boréal of Applied Arts and Technology
Citi Plaza (former Galleria Mall), 2nd Floor
279-355 Wellington Street
London (Ontario) N6A 3N7
Mayasol offers a variety of interactive Spanish programs, taught in an enjoyable, professional and comfortable environment. Their focus is to help you strengthen all aspects of the four basic language skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking. Their goal is to get you speaking Spanish quickly. All our instructors are highly qualified Native Spanish speakers, dedicated to teaching the language and to the success of their students. Classes are limited to no more than 8 students to maximize participation and teacher-student interaction. As part of Mayasol's curriculum they also offer bi-yearly study trips to their sister school in Cuernavaca, Mexico. These educational and cultural adventures appeal to both the beginner and the advanced student alike.