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General English Class

General English for Beginners is a Free program provided by ReDefiners World Languages in partnership with the Children's Board Family Resource Centers and managed by Lutheran Services FL, designed for adults.

It is an 8-week exposure course for students who are just beginning to learn English, or who have no prior knowledge of English. By the end of this course, participants will have had authentic interactions around relevant topics in order for them to be able to communicate in everyday situations with commonly-used expressions and vocabulary. 

An Exposure English Class in Hillsborough County

A comprehensive in-person education course aimed at developing skills critical to today's workforce and enhancing opportunities to foster and develop social skills within respective communities throughout Hillsborough county, Tampa, FL.

Free English Course

Exposure Class


  • Adult students aged 18+


  • One (1) class a week

  • One (1) hour per class

  • Every Friday or Saturday for for 8-weeks


Classes are FREE to CBFRC Center participants; must become a free member to join classes.

Unfortunately, students cannot participate in multiple sessions however, if you wish to continue learning English, we invite you to register for a class offered through ReDefiners' Live Virtual Program for lessons year-round. CLICK HERE!


Please note that starting dates vary depending on the center. 

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North Tampa

116 West Fletcher Avenue

Tampa, FL 33612

(813) 558-1877

Friday 5:00-6:00 PM

◘ 10/22/2021-12/17/2021 (No class 10/26/2021) 

◘ 01/07/2022 - 02/25/2022 

◘ 03/04/2022-04/22/2022

Temple Terrace

5892 East Fowler Avenue

Temple Terrace, FL 33617

(813) 435-3032

Friday 3:30PM-4:30 PM

◘ 10/22/2021-12/17/2021 (No class 10/26/2021)

◘ 01/07/2022 - 02/25/2022

◘ 03/04/2022-04/22/2022

Plant City

301 North Palmer Street 

Plant City, FL 33563

(813) 752-8700

Saturday 3:00-4:00 PM

◘ 10/23/2021-12/18/2021 (No Class 10/27/2021)

◘ 01/08/2022-02/26/2022

◘ 03/05/2022-04/23/2022

South Tampa

3030 East College Avenue

Ruskin, FL 33570

(813) 641-5600

Saturday 12:30-1:30 PM

◘ 10/23/2021-12/18/2021 (No Class 10/27/2021)

◘ 01/08/2022-02/26/2022

◘ 03/05/2022-04/23/2022

Central Tampa

1002 East Palm Avenue

Tampa, FL 33605

(813) 204-1741

Friday 1:30-2:30 PM

◘ 10/22/2021-12/17/2021 (No class 10/26/2021)

◘ 01/07/2022 - 02/25/2022

◘ 03/04/2022-04/22/2022

Town N Country

7520 W. Waters Ave., # 8

Tampa, FL 33615

(813) 356-1703

Saturday 10:30 AM -11:30 AM

◘ 10/23/2021-12/18/2021 (No Class 10/27/2021)

◘ 01/08/2022-02/26/2022

◘ 03/05/2022-04/23/2022

Practice English

The objetive of these English classes is to introduce you to everyday English language skills for interacting in the real world, make you build confidence in the use of English, and make you gain an understanding of some U.S. customs, practices and values.

You will have access to a printed in-class workbook and a virtual set of resources and assignments for independent study.

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