ReDefiners World Languages Partners with Excelsior Prep Charter School
To showcase the benefits of language and cultural programs at the elementary level
Tampa, FL Friday, December 15, 2017 ReDefiners World Languages, Inc. (RDWL), a Tampa-based nonprofit organization with the mission of creating equity and access to world language educational opportunities for all elementary students by providing high-quality; immersive programs in Spanish and critical needs languages, including Arabic and Mandarin joins Excelsior Prep Charter School to showcase the benefits of integrating world language into the elementary curriculum at the 2017 Holiday Spanish & Mandarin Expo: “Experience the Difference!”
The Holiday Spanish & Mandarin Expo: Experience the Difference is an opportunity for participants in ReDefiners’ language programs at Excelsior Prep Charter School to showcase their newly acquired language and socio-cultural skills to the Tampa Bay community. The elementary curricula that integrate world languages increases not only socio-cultural skills, but promotes higher academic achievement across disciplines and solidifies scholars’ understanding of their native language. Support from the local community for educational initiatives encourages student success. The Tampa Bay community is invited to attend the holiday expo at Excelsior Prep Charter School on December 15, 2017.
Scholars at Excelsior Prep Charter school, a Title I school, participate in daily Spanish classes during the school day, conducted 80-100% in Spanish for 60 minutes per day. These scholars also have the opportunity to participate in an Extended School Day (ESD) designed by ReDefiners World Languages. The ESD includes additional enrichment opportunities, including Arabic and Mandarin classes (open to the public), basic computer coding, piano and Taekwondo.
“Partnerships between schools and enrichment services [like ReDefiners] enables more children to experience a greater breadth and depth of educational opportunities. We are honored to be working with the scholars of Excelsior Prep Charter School and look forward to new school partners in 2018,” said Chantelle Daniels, founder and Executive Director of ReDefiners World Languages.
The expo and performance will be held at Excelsior Prep Charter School, December 15, 2017 from 3:30-5:30 at 2156 University Square Mall, Tampa, FL 33612
About ReDefiners World Languages, Inc.: RDWL is a non-profit organization founded in 2015 dedicated to promoting the normalization of foreign language education in elementary schools in Tampa, FL, by providing equal opportunity for disadvantaged families. RDWL is well-supported by USF faculty and leaders within the field of language education. RDWL is currently seeking funding from grants, corporate sponsors, and private donations to expand its programming throughout Tampa.
Schools and Community Organizations interested in partnering with ReDefiners World Languages’ language enrichment programs can visit www.redefinerswl.org; email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (813) 530-2313.
ReDefiners World Languages, Inc.
2156 University Square Mall
Tampa, FL 33612