Heritage Workshops FAQ

Here are the most commonly asked questions about The SEAD Project’s heritage programs.

Currently, we are only offering workshops with an introduction to Lao, Hmong and Khmer language, culture, history and social issues. If you don’t find your answers here, please email us directly at info@theseadproject.org or call 612-460-5559.

Q: When and where are the classes held?
A: We are based in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA. Workshops are offered every Spring and Fall, every Saturday morning, for 3 hours, for 8 consecutive weeks.

Q: How much are the classes?
A: $150 early bird rate. $200 afterwards. Scholarships are available for limited income students. Send request to info@theseadproject.org.

Q: Who are your teachers?
A: All teachers are fluent in the language and hold teaching experience.
Hmong Team: Yer Her, Bee Vang-Moua, Russell Chapman.
Lao Team: Tippi Lengsavath Goodwin, Lasamy Vongprachanh Mila, Jay Rattanavong.  

Q: What level of Lao/Hmong/Khmer/Vietnamese language are the classes?
A: The 8-week introductory course is a beginner’s level for those with heritage and hold basic speaking capability. There is a required assessment during orientation to determine whether or not your participation in the course is appropriate. Keep posted on other workshops on speaking/reading/writing offered as well. You may also reach out to our program coordinator at info@theseadproject.org or call 612-460-5559 to connect with one of our teachers directly.

Q: Are there online classes available?
A: We currently do not have the technical and staff capacity to make online classes available. However, a pilot package is in the works for diaspora communities who would like to adapt our curriculum and model. If you’d like to be part of that discussion, please email us at info@theseadproject.org.

Q: What is the refund policy?
A: Refunds will not be issued after the registration deadline. If you have any concerns, please email us at info@theseadproject.org.