Children’s Board Family Resource Centers offer adult English lessons for free
The Children’s Board Family Resource Centers will be offering free adult English lessons to parents or caregivers who reside in Hillsborough County beginning Tuesday, May 31. All seven Center locations will participate, including Brandon, South County, Central Tampa, North Tampa, Plant City, Town ‘n’ Country and Temple Terrace.
Interested individuals should attend the Children’s Board Family Resource Centers or become a Free Member to join these courses.
English in Tampa is part of the Free Multilingual Citizen Program provided by ReDefiners World Languages in partnership with Children’s Board Family Resource Centers and is operated by Lutheran Services Florida.
Tyheshia Scott, Director of Family Resource Centers for the Children’s Board, shared her thoughts on English lessons.
“Offering English lessons for adults allows parents and caregivers to develop critical and practical communication skills, easing the burden on their children,” Scott said. “We also wanted to make sure that we empowered parents and guardians to better advocate for their children,” she added.
During this 12-week program, individuals will be introduced to everyday English skills to interact in the real world in a relatively short period of time as well as integrating important resources for financial literacy, help housing and much more.
Individuals can register for ESOL 1 – Basic Living English, ESOL 2 – Workforce & Finance English or ESOL 3 – Wellness, Safety & Education English. Classes are taught by qualified professional language teachers who have all studied the nuances of language acquisition. Class sizes are small so space is limited. The group meets twice a week and continues until Saturday, September 24.
In 2016, Chantelle Daniels, M.Ed., Founder and Executive Director, created ReDefiners World Languages. The non-profit organization is proud to be a pioneer in early language education programs in Hillsborough County.
“Overall, language learning is a tool that increases academic, career, and more opportunities,” Daniels said.
To learn more about these courses and other language learning opportunities, visitwww.redefinerswl.org/learn-in-tampa-florida.