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Posted on October 8, 2020 8:31 pm
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utyDaW
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Communicating with parents who have limited english proficiency
Hello there,


I will be starting my internships in a few months, and I am curious as to how I should communicate with my students' parents who have limited english proficiency. Also, how often should I communicate with them?
 
     
     
 
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Posted October 8, 2020 11:57 pm

beTape
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I would get into contact with the ESE teacher and/or translator to share your questions and concerns with them in hopes of receiving assistance, resources, etc. I would then consider meeting with the parents, either at their home or at school, where you can discuss preferred means of communication, as well as learn if there are any questions and/or concerns on their part. There are also great programs on your phone and computer that can assist with translating.
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Posted December 3, 2020 11:20 pm

Keri C
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You should communicate with these parents as often as necessary or as often as you would all other parents. It's critical to establish your relationship with them and your student early and maintain it throughout the term so they feel included. Communicate via written or visual communication that can be translated, when appropriate. If you need to discuss a delicate or serious matter, you may want to enlist the help of a translator to ensure you're on the same page.
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Posted October 15, 2020 5:12 pm

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I think you should use your school/programs ELL services to your advantages. Be aware of what they offer. Translations may be available!
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Solution 4
Posted February 27, 2021 2:28 pm

Anastasia Stampoulis
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I think using a translator would be the best way to go. It is very important that both parties understand clearly what is trying to be communicated.
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Solution 5
Posted February 28, 2021 6:09 pm

Brenda Perez Prieto
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A good way is to have communication with the ESOL teacher so she or he can help you translate if they are able to speak the same language. Having a dictionary is another good source and google translate in your laptop ready to go. This will allow both of you to communicate back and forth.
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