Families from all over the world come to the United States for a new beginning. More often than not, these families speak little or no English. A challenge that teachers face every day is trying to communicate with children and their families who speak little or no English. Following a review of the various forms of communication and types of parental involvement, a survey was created. This survey was completed by elementary teachers in a local lower socioeconomic area elementary school with a high mobility rates and high levels of English Language Learner (ELL) students. The results of this study will offer the most effective ways teachers can openly communicate with families who speak little or no English. The results suggest that although vital, communication between the parents of ELL students and the teacher varies from teacher to teacher. Additionally, having resources available to teachers at the school and using the resources available allows parents and teachers to communicate effectively.
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Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
College of Education and Human Performance
Dissertations, Academic -- Education;Education -- Dissertations, Academic
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Alfonzo-Reyes, Luzeana, "Effective methods of parent-teacher communication for teachers of english language learners" (2012). HIM 1990-2015. 1244.