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Intercultural Programs and Services

Saskatoon Multilingual Schools

Overview

Saskatoon Multilingual Schools (SMS) is one of Saskatchewan Intercultural Association’s longest ongoing programs. Established in 1983 through co-operation with the Catholic School Board, the program now includes over 1500 students and 150 teachers.

Since 1988, the Saskatoon Public School Board has provided space at Aden Bowman Collegiate, Walter Murray Collegiate, Mount Royal Collegiate, Bedford Road Collegiate, and Evan Hardy Collegiate. Other classes run at the College of Education building and in private homes.

Language classes are available for anyone who is interested in learning a new or heritage language. Evening and weekend classes are held for children and adults in 26 different languages by 33 language schools.

High school credit classes are offered in the following languages: German, Mandarin, Polish, and Spanish.

Saskatoon Multilingual Schools Events:

The Language Schools annually perform in a Choral Festival in February and on July 1st for Canada Day Celebrations.

Some Schools participate in Saskatoon’s Folkfest events as well as put on their own events for the public.

Why Study a Heritage Language?
  • Develop general learning and thinking abilities.
  • Attain the skills needed to explore your heritage and therefore develop personal identity.
  • Gain the means to bridge the language barriers which often isolate Canadian children from their parents or grandparents.
  • Learn marketable skills resulting in increased opportunities for future employment and entrepreneurial ventures as Canada looks to expand international trade.
  • Become a valuable asset to Canada’s multicultural mosaic.
Saskatoon Multilingual Schools provides information
on how to:
  • Begin taking language classes
  • Start your own Language School
  • Be a Coordinator of a Language School
Saskatoon Multilingual Schools – Language Schools

The Saskatoon Multilingual Schools Program is comprised of the following Language Schools:

Arabic
  • Alif Ba Language Institute
    • Contact: Mahmoud Soliman
    • Phone: (306) 261-6692
    • Email: alifbasaskatoon@gmail.com
  • ARAB Canadian Culture Association
    • Contact: Mohammad Abughar
    • Phone: (306) 202-7022
    • Email: mohammad.sask@gmail.com
  • Islamic Association of Saskatchewan
    • Contact: Momina Mateen
    • Phone: (306) 260-3102
    • Email: momina_11@hotmail.com
  • Al-Balagh School
    • Contact: Adel Eljadeed
    • Phone: (306) 713-2556
    • Email: adelelja@yahoo.com
Bangla
  • Saskatoon Bangla School
    • Contact: Tapashe Podder
    • Phone: (306) 261-0675
    • Email: tpodder@hotmail.com
Chadlean
  • St. Narsay Chaldean School
    • Contact: Sandra Isteevan
    • Phone: (306) 222-4900
    • Email: sandra_isteevan@hotmail.com
Chinese
  • Heritage Chinese Language School
  • The Chinese Language School of Saskatoon
    • Contact: Pingye Zhang
    • Phone: (306) 373-0368
    • Email: chinselanguage@sasktel.net
    • clssaskatoon.com
Eritrean
  • Eritrean Language School
    • Contact: Ghirmay Yisak
    • Phone: (306) 261-1017
    • Email: leah9y@shaw.ca
Filipino (Tagalog)
German
  • German Language School
    • Contact: Kathleen Schroeder-Brass
    • Phone: (306) 716-1573
    • Email: germanschoolsaskatoon@gmail.com
    • germanschoolsaskatoon.ca
Greek
  • Greek School of Saskatoon
    • Contact: Linda Chelico
    • Phone: (306) 380-6175
    • Email: saskatoongreekschool@gmail.com
Hebrew
  • Saskatoon Hebrew School
    • Contact: Rabbi Claudio Jodorkovsky
    • Phone: (306) 343-7023 Ext. 3
    • Email: rabbi@agudasisreal.org
Japanese
  • Saskatoon Japanese Language School
    • Contact: Kumiko Klinger
    • Phone: (306) 280-7245
    • Email: kumikoklinger@gmail.com
Korean
  • Saskatoon Korean Language School
    • Contact: Ally Cho
    • Phone: (306) 230-5852
    • Email: skoreanls@gmail.com
  • SK Korean Language School
    • Contact: Jeeyu Birch
    • Phone: (306) 717-1692
    • Email: koreanschoolsk@gmail.com
Norwegian
  • Saskatoon Norwegian School
Portuguese
  • Brasinha Portuguese Language School – Escola de Português Brasinha
    • Contact: Sueli B. de Freitas
    • Phone: (306) 374-4760
    • Email: sueli.bizetto@usask.ca
Serbian
  • Saint Sava Serbian Cultural Club Inc.
    • Contact: Olivera Macas
    • Phone: (306) 880-2295
    • Email: kmacas@shaw.ca
Sinhala
  • Sinhala Language School
    • Contact: Anusha Samaranayaka
    • Phone: (306) 370-0999
    • Email: sasksls@gmail.com
Somali
  • Greater Somali Community Inc.
    • Contact: Abdullahi Omar
    • Phone: (306) 716-6264
    • Email: greatersomalicom@gmail.com
Spanish
  • Cadiz Spanish School of Saskatoon Inc.
    • Contact: Alejandro Matus
    • Phone: (306) 850-0045
    • Email: cadizspanishs@gmail.com
  • Escuela Hispanica, Spanish School of Saskatoon
    • Contact: Alex Matus
    • Phone: (306) 382-1690
    • Email: spanishschoolsask@hotmail.com
Ukrainian
  • St. Petro Mohtla Institute
    • Contact: Sara Detenshen
    • Phone: (306) 653-1944
    • Email: info@mohylainstitute.ca
Urdu
  • Global Urdu Learning
    • Contact: Amatul Qayyum Shafiq
    • Phone: (306) 261-0465
    • Email: aqhs76@gmail.com
Vietnamese
  • Saskatoon Vietnamese School
    • Contact: Trung Nguyen
    • Phone: (306) 374-6066
    • Email: ttn518@gmail.com
Yoruba
  • Yoruba Heritage and Language School
    • Contact: Dr. Olalekan Oyefuga
    • Phone: (306) 954-3280
    • Email: oyefug@yahoo.com
    • Contact: Alhaja Omolara Adekunle
    • Phone: (306) 716-7669
    • Email: laraadekunle@gmail.com
Contact

For more information about the Saskatoon Multilingual Schools program, please contact:

Ryan Palik, Saskatoon Multilingual Schools Coordinator
(306) 978-1818, Ext: 214 or rpalik@saskintercultural.org

The Saskatoon Multilingual Schools program is funded by the Saskatchewan Association for International Languages.

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