Tips for Communicating with a Non-English-Speaking Family

  1. Learn how to say hello in their native language. They will appreciate the effort!
  2. Let Google Translate do the communication for you!
    1. Use it for translating your emails and/or text messages
    2. It can even talk for you when you press the microphone button- how cool is that?
  3. You could also see if the child you are matched with or anyone else in the household can translate for you
  4. Say thank you and goodbye in the parent/guardian’s native language.
  5. Smile — it’s universal!