ASL/LSQ Curriculum for Ontario High School Students

Published on March 12, 2021

By expanding second-language course options for students, the Government is cementing its role as a leader in providing innovative learning opportunities.

This action announced by Ministers Lecce and Cho position Ontario as one of the first jurisdictions in Canada to offer high school students in the province second language courses in ASL and LSQ.

By offering students the chance to learn ASL or LSQ, they can expand their language skills while developing greater understanding of Ontario’s ASL and LSQ culture.

Starting in September 2021, high schools may offer ASL and LSQ courses to provide students with the opportunity to develop new language and conversation skills, gain cultural understandings and learn about ASL or LSQ literary works and texts.

We remain committed to identifying and removing barriers for all Ontarians, including in our education system.

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