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Welcome to IISLE!

The Institute for Innovation in Second Language Education (IISLE) at Edmonton Public Schools is the first comprehensive institute of its kind in North America, housed within a public school board, to support the development and promotion of excellence in second language education. IISLE is committed to providing outstanding educational experiences and training to prepare leaders for an evolving global society.

IISLE has as its purpose:

  • To promote and develop excellence in all aspects of second language education across a wide range of official, international, heritage, aboriginal and signed languages.
  • To provide services and expertise to support second language teaching and learning and the development of exemplary community and global citizens.

It is IISLE's goal to ensure that students of second language programs leave their schooling having achieved targeted levels of proficiency in at least one language in addition to English, as measured, where available, by recognized international standard credentialing.