• Center for Language and Culture

    (on the campus of Kings Trail Elementary)
    7401 Old Kings Road South
    Jacksonville 32217

     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 - Jacksonville Sheriff's Office 
    • Immunizations  & Children’s Health
    • Parent and Community Outreach Programs, offered at various school locations throughout the school year


    Also, as of September 2020, the following services will be offered virtually through Skype:

    • Rosetta Stone
    • The Immigrant Guide in English & Spanish
    • Homework Help and Resources for Students and Parents
    • Women’s Meeting
    • US Citizenship Preparation Test
    • ESOL Parent Workshop
    • Parent Academy/ DCPS Workshops 


Monthly Schedule of Activities

  • May 2021


     The Immigrant Guide: What Every Immigrant Needs to Know

      Mondays 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    La guía del inmigrante: Lo que todo inmigrante debe saber

    Lunes 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Join Skype Meeting


    Homework Help and Resources for Students and Parents

       (Q&A Session and Virtual Support)

      Mondays 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

    Ayuda a estudiantes y padres con las tareas escolares

    (Computadoras y acceso a internet)

    Lunes 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Join Skype Meeting 


    Weekly Meeting for US Citizenship Test Preparation:

    Tuesday  03:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Clases de preparación para la prueba de ciudadanía. Reunión semanal. 

    Martes 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Join Skype Meeting 



    Rosetta Stone English & Spanish Class

    Tuesday    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  

     Tuesday     02:00 p.m. - 03:30 p.m.

    Thursday  10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Send a request to chahedh@duvalschools.org for meeting link


    Rosetta Stone. Clases de Inglés y Español

    Martes 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Martes 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    Jueves 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Envíe una solicitud a chahedh@duvalschools.org para el enlace de estas clases


        Free Community Meetings

    An Overview of Learning Opportunities at FSCJ Informative Workshop

           ESOL, GED, Career, and College programs

    May 6, 2021 @ 11:00 a.m.

    Join Skype Meeting



    THE PLAYERS Center for Child Health at Wolfson Children’s Hospital Informative Workshop

    Home Safety Topics, Child Passenger Safety, and Florida KidCare/Food Assistance Public Benefits.

    May 13, 2021 @ 11:00 a.m.

    Join Skype Meeting 


    Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida

    Financial Opportunity Center – Steps 2 Success

    Job Searching Basics

      May 20, 2021 @ 11:00 a.m.

      Join Skype Meeting 



    Important Days to Remember

    No School:

    Memorial Day-School/Admin Offices Closed

    May 31, 2021