ParentSquare recently announced that they have just added a new feature called Smart Two-Way Translation. This new feature allows educators to communicate with non-English speaking families in real-time. Smart Two-Way Translation ensures that messages sent by teachers and administrators are received by families in their preferred language. Not only that, but when non-English speaking parents write back to the teacher or administrator in their native language, the message is translated back into English before being received by the school.
“Being able to connect educators and ELL parents so they can have a dialogue, regardless of the language they use, in this elegant manner is very satisfying. Hopefully this can help eliminate the language barriers for our busy teachers and the frustration felt by ELL families that have relied solely on their children for school communication.” says CEO Sohit Wadhwa
It basically works like this:
- A teacher or administrator sends a direct message in English out to parents.
- The parents receive that message in the language of their choice.
- The parents can then reply to the message in their preferred language.
- Lastily, the teacher or administrator receives the parents’ reply in English.
What a great way to break down some of the communication barriers between schools and parents! Schools and districts using ParentSquare and direct messaging can access Smart Two-Way Translation through the ParentSquare app and portal. For more details, click here.
Updates and major features will continue to be released by ParentSquare’s technical team, from the GoToMeeting Cloud Communication family of products.
For more information, you can click here or you may also contact ParentSquare at 888.496.3168, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://www.ParentSquare.com.