Tips for Families
with English Learners

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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.

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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.

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How can I find meals for my child?

Visit TXSchools.gov to find nearby locations of schools offering free school means (both breakfast and lunch for pick-up) while school buildings are closed. Select “Meal Pick-up Location” and enter an address to find the closest location.

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How can I set up internet so my child can connect to their school?

TEA has compiled a list of cable providers who offer free broadband and internet service while schools are closed due to COVID-19. The list can be accessed through the following link:
Internet Providers: Keeping Families Connected
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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.


Visit the Parents and Families page on txel.org for additional resources and support for your child.
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