At ReDefiners World Languages, our mission is to equip and empower individuals in the United States to be multilingual global citizens. While we’re most known for our classes, we also host several events throughout the year to help foster a passion for multilingualism and multiculturalism.
As we look ahead to 2022, we would like to update the community about our new classes and upcoming programs.
In 2021, we offered two free exposure classes, the General English for Adults class, and the Let’s Learn Spanish class. These classes are the result of our partnership with the Children’s Board Family Resource Centers, managed by Lutheran Services FL. The Let’s Learn Spanish program is designed for kids in Kindergarten through Fifth Grade and their caregivers to learn the basics and deepen family ties. The General English class is for adults, and it aims to introduce everyday vocabulary, increase confidence when speaking English, and introduce U.S. customs, practices, and values.
This year, we’re adding three additional free programs, Youth Spanish Workshops, Let’s Learn Mandarin, and Let’s Learn Arabic. The Let’s Learn Mandarin and Let’s Learn Arabic courses are for kids in Kindergarten through Fifth grade and their caregivers, and they allow families to learn the basics of a new language, deepen family relationships, and lay the foundation to become tomorrow’s global citizens. The Youth Spanish Workshops allow middle school students to practice their Spanish communication skills, learn about Latin American cultures, and learn how to better express themselves.
All classes are eight weeks long and free to qualifying participants, and there are locations in and around Tampa. Each class has its own requirements for registration. For more information about our in-person classes, click here.
Many people create their new year’s resolutions with the best of intentions, only to cast them aside weeks later. Having accountability can help you achieve any goal, whether you want to lose weight, get in shape, or learn a new language.
Getting off track with your resolutions can be frustrating, there’s still time to get back on track and achieve your goals. If you’re interested in learning a new language in 2022, ReDefiners World Languages has you covered! We offer online classes in English, Spanish, Mandarin, and Arabic. Each class meets one hour twice a week, and we offer classes in our K-5 and Adult programs. With our live classes, you’ll learn with real teachers, instead of online apps, so you can practice the language from the first day. With our courses, it’s easy and fun to learn a new language, develop cultural awareness, and make new friends. For more information about our online classes, click here.
Black Heritage Expo
Our 2022 Black Heritage Expo is just around the corner, and we look forward to celebrating with you! The Expo will take place on Saturday, February 26th from 10 AM-5 PM at the WestShore Plaza. Admission is free, and performances will start at noon.
The Expo celebrates African roots, culture, and history. The event will feature live music, dancers, vendors, contests, and more. The afternoon will feature performances by the Exciting Central Tampa Baptist Church Gospel Choir and Dance Ministry and the Kuumba Dancers and Drummers, among others. There are also opportunities for small businesses and organizations to become vendors, as well as opportunities for individuals and groups to perform. For more information about applying to be a performer, click here. To apply to become a vendor, click here. To volunteer, click here. To become a sponsor, click here
Covid-19 safety protocols will be observed, and masks are strongly encouraged.
2021 was a big year for our organization, and we’re excited to see what 2022 brings. Thank you for the support you’ve shown us, and we can’t wait to continue to serve you this year.