How can I help my child if I don’t speak the language?

Posted by: Elizabeth Szepesi, Coordinator of Dual Language
  1. Homework should be a review of what is taught during the school day. If your child cannot remember what to do or is unable to complete the homework with your assistance, please write a note to the teacher. Please help your child at home in the language you are most comfortable in. Your job as a parent is to continue to build and foster concepts and vocabulary in the native language.  Once a concept is learned in one language it is easy to add the vocabulary word in the new language.  Also, read every night!  Talk to your child in your native language about what he or she is learning at school. This helps to develop conceptual knowledge
Author:
Elizabeth Szepesi, Coordinator of Dual Language