If parents don't understand English and you do not speak their language(s), how can you effectively communicate with parents?
Because the number of bilingual students has been and continues to be on the rise, teachers must be prepared to teach those students. That preparation begins with breaking stereotypes about bilingual students. Teachers may assume that the bilingual student has more difficulty learning when in reality they have a broader base of cognitive benefits due to having two languages and probably two cultures.
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If parents don't understand English and the teacher does not speak their language(s), that teacher is obligated to communicate effectively with...
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Bilingualism is the norm, not the exception in the world. This lesson will talk about the characteristics of bilingualism and describe factors that influence the development of bilingualism.