National Association Of Educational Translators
And Interpreters Of Spoken Languages

National Association of Educational Translators
and Interpreters of Spoken Languages

Family Empowerment

Self-advocacy is an essential skill that must be fostered in our bilingual/multilingual families. Professional interpreters/translators in education support families with communication to ensure that families can protect their own rights and lift their own voices. The multilingual documents below describe the basic knowledge and skills that families should expect from professional interpreters/translators in education, provide a list of useful phrases that families can use during a meeting involving an interpreter, and offer a way for families to provide feedback about the interpretation services received. We thank our Stakeholders Committee and our Multilingual Advisory Board for offering these resources to our communities in over 12 languages!