Empowering Our Families

Self-advocacy is an essential skill that must be fostered in our emergent bilingual 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 documents below (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.