Tips for Families
with Emergent Bilingual Students
How can I translate online content from English to my preferred language?
On your computer, phone, or table, you can install Google Translate for free. Once installed, it can be used without internet connection. Google Translate can be used to translate text, handwriting, speech and websites.
What can I do if I'm having trouble understanding my child's school work?
It’s okay if you are unsure of how to help your child. Reach out to your child’s teacher or someone else at the school. Look for contact information from the school.
How can I find meals for my child?
Visit Square Meals Programs or the Texas PEBT site to find nearby locations of schools offering free school meals (both breakfast and lunch for pick-up) while school buildings are closed.
How can I set up internet so my child can connect to their school?
Speak to your child's school about securing a hotspot in case your child must attend school remotely.
How can I change the language on my electronic device to my preferred language?
You can go into the “Settings” section of most computers, phones, and tablets to change the preferred language on the device.
- To change the language on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, follow these directions
- To change the language on your Android device, follow these directions
Visit the Parents and Families page on txel.org for additional resources and support for your child.