Immigration and Society

Growing Language Skills with Immigrant and Refugee Families: Spreading and Adapting 2Gen Working Practices

April 22, 2022  • Community Strategies Group

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What can be done to help immigrant families with the language barrier as they work on improving their language skills? Our latest brief, “Growing Language Skills with Immigrant and Refugee Families” focuses on the linguistic challenges many face as they try to acclimate to life in the United States or abroad when their native language is no longer dominant in their surroundings. From designing ESOL programs and curricula around the needs of families to recognizing and accounting for dialects when sharing resources or providing services, we took an in-depth look at how we can use #2GenImm approaches to help families overcome the language barrier.