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Our Language & Diaspora programs are designed to support language learners by immersing them in an inclusive multilingual community that centers Blackness (aka we’re lit). ALL are welcome to this cookout! So, get excited because what’s on the menu is Blackity Black Black, pro-LGBTQ+, and guaranteed to put a smile on your face! Take advantage of high-touch accelerators for people who are ready to go.
Our intensives are accelerated learning experiences. Members enjoy online classes, coaching calls, personalized support, a private community, and more! Space is limited to first come, first serve only.Learn more
Get weekly support, accountability, and community in The Conversation Club! Connect with native speakers to progress your learning journey. Work consistently to reach your language goals and connect with people across the African Diaspora!
"Cuz...we ain't gonna get free in one language!"
¡Hola a todes!
I'm Jamila, Founder of Jamii Linguists. Language & Diaspora is our flagship initiative because I'm a global Black citizen who understands that global movements need multilingual freedom fighters. (I mean, you cain't have an interpreter with you 24/7.)
As a social justice linguist with nearly 20 years of experience, I designed Language & Diaspora to integrate language learning with coalition building among pro-Black folx and the organizations that serve us. Personally, I've worked as a foreign language instructor, a Spanish/English interpreter and translator, and I manage a network of linguists that speak more than 100 languages.
Currently, I speak: Black English (native), Spanglish (native), English (fluent/native), Spanish (fluent/near-native), French (conversational), Portuguese (conversational).
This is what I do: I help people build community - in more than one language! I believe that connected multilingual communities can - and will - help create the changes we need for our neighborhoods, nations, and world! Since, I didn't see many spaces that centered both Blackness and effective language learning strategies - I created one!
--Jamila Craig, Esq.
Founder of Jamii Linguists