The Impact of the System
Do you have a large English Language Learner parent population in your school district? Audio Resource Group’s Talk & Listen® systems provide an easy method to help you communicate simultaneously with multilingual parents at school functions. Studies show greater parental involvement can significantly improve student achievement. Some ELL parents may feel apprehensive about getting involved in their child’s education because of their limited English skills. Our Talk & Listen systems will increase ELL parental involvement, enabling them to be more engaged in their child’s education at your school.
Hundreds of schools across the country have increased student success by using the Talk & Listen system. Carolyn Godfrey of Sabal Elementary School in Florida said,
“We purchased the translation devices for our Academic Parent Teacher Team meetings. We have three meetings during the school year. These meetings are specifically for the parents to come in as a whole and meet with their child’s teacher about grade level standards, student growth, and activities parents can do at home to help their child. We have a large Hispanic population and these devices provide the essential communication needed for parents who do not speak English. Instead of pulling these parents out of the meeting they feel comfortable with other parents and feel part of the team. We also have them available during our SAC meetings, PTO meetings, and any other parent event.”
Ready to replicate that success for your school district? Here’s a guideline to determine the right system for your school.
Number of Languages Spoken: For every language interpreted at a meeting, you’ll need one transmitter and microphone.
Number of Listeners: Every ELL listener will need one receiver and headphone.
For example, if you have one interpreted language and 20 ELL parents, you’ll need a 1-language, 20 listener kit. We have premade kits for 1-, 2-, 3- and 4- languages and 10 and 20 listeners but we can create a customized system for your situation.
Frequency: If you already have an existing 72 MHz system, you’ll need to select 72 MHz products. ARG’s 72 MHz Talk & Listen products are compatible with most 72 MHz systems from other manufacturers. For increased performance, choose the 900 MHz Talk & Listen system.
When it’s time to order a system, give us a call and we can walk you through the process. Our Talk & Listen systems are some of the smallest and lightest in the industry and feature long-range reception, outstanding clarity, user-friendly controls and extended battery life that make them ideal for use during multiple school functions. We’ll ship out orders quickly and provide the tracking information you need. Plus, we back our products with the industry’s best warranty. When you need help, we’ll get your questions answered fast so you don’t miss a beat with your bilingual meetings. We’re proud to support your school’s Dollars for Scholars or PTO with our new scholarship program, too. Contact us today to learn more!