What to Expect from an Interpreter: Communicating Effectively with Your Child’s School

Self-advocacy is an essential skill among bilingual families. In education, professional interpreters/translators support families with communication to ensure that they can protect their own rights and lift their own voices. This tip sheet (available in 13 languages) describe the basic knowledge and skills that families should expect from professional interpreters/translators in education, and a list of useful phrases that families can use during a meeting involving an interpreter.