Parent Resources

Immigration Resources and Sites

Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center 
This site is for a local resource in York that has information for detained immigrants, in addition to community programs to help immigrants.   

Catholic Charities Immigration and Refugee Services 
This site is for a local resource in Harrisburg for immigration and refugee services, including legal council.  

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and ACLU of Pennsylvania
This site offers information on civil rights in many languages, as well as questions and answers for non-citizens.

National Immigration Law Center 
This site offers updates on immigration policies. It includes resources for immigrants and news on policy changes.

Dictionaries and Translation Sites

Word Reference 
This is an online bilingual dictionary.  It includes words, definitions, and examples in 16 different languages.

Merriam Webster Learner’s Dictionary 
This English dictionary has simple easy to understand definitions and examples.  You can also listen to the word to learn how to pronounce it.

Google Translate 
This site can be used to translate simple words and text between 86 languages.

Sites to Help Parents of ELs with School

Colorín Colorado 
This is a bilingual site (English and Spanish) with articles and resources to help families of English learners.

Songs for Teaching
This site offers a variety of songs that teach children English vocabulary and grammar.

Young students love this site!  It has interactive books and games that teach the alphabet and early reading skills.

This site has reading and math games for grades K-5.

PBS Kids Learn
This site has resources to support your child's learning.

Sites to Help Parents Learn English

USA Learns 
This site is for adults to improve English speaking, pronunciation, listening, reading, spelling, writing and grammar.

English Learners Pod 
This site has podcasts for adult English Learners.  The podcasts are designed to help you learn English.
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