Welcome to the International & Signed Languages Resource Center

The Institute for Innovation in Second Language Education (IISLE) at Edmonton Public Schools has established an International and Signed Languages Resource Centre (ISLRC) in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. This Resource Centre is located at the Institute for Innovation in Second Language Education, Edmonton Public Schools, at the Languages Centre at Woodcroft, located at 13750 Woodcroft Avenue, in Edmonton, Alberta.

Goals of the International and Signed Languages Resource Centre (ISLRC)

House a lending library with a wide selection of resources for American Sign Language, Arabic, Blackfoot, Cree, English as a Foreign Language, German, Japanese and Punjabi including print and multimedia. At the Languages Centre at Woodcroft we also have resource centres for French, Spanish and Chinese. Please contact us for more information.

  • Provide access to quality resources that focus on language teaching, language learning, assessment, leadership and cultural resources to pre-service and practicing language teachers, language program leaders and the community.
  • Facilitate the viewing and borrowing of resources for educators and the public (including print, digital, multimedia, etc.).
  • Organize and facilitate workshops, professional development services and networks related to the teaching and learning of languages and cultures and to support the implementation of their programs of study.
  • Promote and program cultural activities such as concerts, lectures, conferences, film festivals, round tables, etc.

 The Resource Centre Collection

The resources of this International and Signed Languages Resource Centre include:

  • Print, digital, multimedia teaching and learning materials;
  • Bibliographic and reference materials to support teaching, learning and research in the represented languages and cultures;
  • Multimedia resources (such as DVDs, CDs, e-books, etc.).

General Information

ISLRC Access Hours

The ISLRC is open from Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. except holidays.

Access to the ISLRC after regular hours is possible through advanced booking. To access the Resource Centre after hours, please contact iisle@epsb.ca


The Languages Centre at Woodcroft
13750 Woodcroft Avenue, NW
Edmonton, AB T5M 3M4
P: 780-970-5235
F: 780-452-4996