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  • Meredith

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    January 27, 2022 at 6:32 pm

    I have used a phone translator app to communicate in their native language with parents who don’t speak English. It worked pretty well, and parents appreciated the extra effort I took to convey the message to them.

  • Krista Starr

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    May 8, 2022 at 9:50 pm

    From my experience parents often are able to read English so a way to communicate is through email. Keep the words concise and separate the subjects being discussed.

  • Sam

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    June 29, 2022 at 10:15 am

    As a French native but fluent in English, when I have families where parents do not speak much English I use a translator, either on my phone or via email as it is easier for them to read and translate then send me a response. I also ask if they have other family or friends that could help translate.

  • Hurryguru

    Member
    July 11, 2022 at 6:01 am

    Translator will be a helpful tool. but in some cases it will not help for that issue.

  • Danielle

    Guest
    August 28, 2022 at 3:57 am

    I try to ask the parents how they would feel most comfortable communicating, I’ve used a translator, a translation app and simple words in an email.

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