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     The Center for Language and Culture (CLC)
     
    The Center for Language and Culture (CLC) is a service center for refugee, immigrant and newly arrived families who speak a language other than English. The CLC offers homework assistance to students, evening language classes for parents, informational community sessions in various languages, and orientation to American schools for newly arrived families.  We are trying to make a positive difference through our actions and services so that families new to Jacksonville have a smooth transition into the American culture and into the Duval County Public school system.  Our goal is to make our community a better place for all of its members.
     
    The CLC serves three main objectives:

      1. Testing Center for Student

    • Initial English Proficiency Testing for Students
    • Utilize results of the Home Language Survey to designate testing for all new students entering DCPS Advise parents on program options (Home School, Dual Language, Newcomer)
    • Assist parents with registration documents including lunch registration and transportation

      2. Orientation Services for Parents and Families

    • Complete registration forms
    • Information about American schools and service agencies
    • Information on clinics and health care centers
    • Provide Translations
    • Referrals to VPK centers and summer programs run by the city of Jacksonville

      3. Resource Center and Multifunctional Classroom

    • School Orientation Meetings
    • Streetwise and Safety
    • Rights and Responsibilities
    • Immunizations  & Children’s Health
    • Parent and Community Outreach Programs
       - Burmese Family Night
       - Arabic Family Night
       - Hispanic Family Night

     

     

  • Center for Language and Culture

    (on the campus of Kings Trail Elementary)
    7401 Old Kings Road South
    Jacksonville 32217
    (904)739-4891
  • Activities at the Center for Language and Culture February 2020 -Spanish.pdf

    The Center for Language and Culture will continue offering its monthly workshops presented by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, “Awareness & Safety in our community.”  The Jacksonville Public Library will offer a workshop, “Health and Wellness Resource Center, Medline Plus.”  In addition, our Department will offer an ESOL Parent Workshop: " Strategies to Develop Biliteracy and How to Earn the Seal of Biliteracy."

    A community Relations Officer, USCIS Tampa District, will offer a Free Information Session about U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

    Please note that the CLC is offering a free US Citizenship Preparation Test every week. Anyone who is interested should contact us for more details.

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  • Activities at the Center for Language and Culture February 2020.pdf

    The Center for Language and Culture will continue offering its monthly workshops presented by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, “Awareness & Safety in our community.”  The Jacksonville Public Library will offer a workshop, “Health and Wellness Resource Center, Medline Plus.”  In addition, our Department will offer an ESOL Parent Workshop: " Strategies to Develop Biliteracy and How to Earn the Seal of Biliteracy."

    A community Relations Officer, USCIS Tampa District, will offer a Free Information Session about U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

    Please note that the CLC is offering a free US Citizenship Preparation Test every week. Anyone who is interested should contact us for more details.

    Comments (-1)