Date of Graduation

Spring 5-20-2016

Document Access

Project/Capstone - Global access

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)


School of Education


International and Multicultural Education (IME)


The purpose of this field project is to fill the communication gap between immigrant families, teachers and school by designing a foundation level English language handbook. To ensure immigrant families can use this handbook to communicate with the teacher who cannot speak the second language. This field project can help the immigrant families apply to public schools for their children, report health conditions to the school and teacher. Also, when the school holds teacher- parent conferences, the parents are able to communicate with teachers and knowing their children’s class performance. In this field project, the author first collected common forms from the public schools to make sure what kinds of topics should be included in the handbook. Second, the author reached out to the Chinese Education Center’s supervisor to arrange an interview with some of the immigrant families to learn some of the communication challenges they face.