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Reach all your students' families

Communicate with families in their home languages to build strong partnerships all year long. Join the millions of teachers and parents who already use TalkingPoints.

TalkingPoints is a non-profit organization solely focused on family engagement for families of under-resourced, multilingual communities.

Highest-quality translation

The only platform investing in enhanced translation, contextualized for education, using human translators and AI.

Seamless multilingual communication

Two-way communication with all families in more than 100 home languages.

Easy to use for families

Communication is as simple as texting. Families can also use an optional Android/iOS app.

How it works

how the talkingpoints application works

Always free for teachers! Available on the web and mobile app

Easy to use

Teachers can use a web browser or mobile app; families text or can use a mobile app.

No language barriers

Interact with any family member in their home language - you write in English, families message back in their own language.

Meaningful family engagement

Teachers and families find in-app tips and guidance to support positive relationship-building.

English
Spanish
Arabic
Vietnamese
Chinese (Simplified)
Chinese (Traditional)

Somali
French
Portuguese
Burmese
Swahili
Nepali

Russian
Korean
Hindi
Albanian
Khmer
Tagalog

Japanese
Farsi
Urdu
Haitian Creole

All available languages

At TalkingPoints we are working hard to reduce the language barrier for non-English speaking parents of diverse backgrounds. We are currently offering message translation in over 100 languages on our platform.

Afrikaans
Albanian
Amharic
Arabic
Armenian
Azerbaijani
Basque
Belarusian
Bengali
Bosnian
Bulgarian
Burmese
Cabo Verdean Creole*
Cambodian (Khmer)
Catalan
Cebuano
Chinese (Simplified/Mandarin)
Chinese (Traditional/Cantonese)
Corsican
Croatian
Czech
Danish
Dari
Dutch
English
Estonian
Farsi (Persian)
Filipino (Tagalog)
Finnish
French
Frisian
Galician
Georgian
German
Greek
Gujarati
Haitian Creole
Hausa
Hawaiian
Hebrew
Hindi
Hmong
Hungarian
Icelandic
Igbo
Indonesian
Irish
Italian
Japanese
Javanese
Kannada
Karen*
Kazakh
Kinyarwanda
Korean
Kurdish
Kyrgyz
Lao
Latvian
Lithuanian
Luxembourgish
Macedonian
Malagasy
Malay
Malayalam
Maltese
Maori
Marathi
Marshallese*
Mongolian
Nepali
Norwegian
Nyanja (Chichewa)
Odia
Pashto
Polish
Portuguese
Punjabi
Romanian
Russian
Samoan
Scots Gaelic
Serbian
Sesotho
Shona
Sindhi
Sinhala
Slovak
Slovenian
Somali
Spanish
Sundanese
Swahili
Swedish
Tajik
Tamil
Tatar
Telugu
Thai
Turkish
Turkmen
Ukrainian
Urdu
Uyghur
Uzbek
Vietnamese
Welsh
Xhosa
Yiddish
Yoruba
Zulu


*District messaging only; contact us for details.


Connecting teachers and families

Watch our one-minute video to hear teachers share their experience with TalkingPoints.

Teachers love TalkingPoints

Lifeline
TalkingPoints is our Lifeline! Best tool ever for communicating with our EL families in their home languages.
Whitney Loughry
Jennifer McGraner
Teacher
Easy communication
Using TalkingPoints helped me communicate so much easier. Parents who don't want to download apps can still text...which is the best part!
Whitney Loughry
Heather LaMarra
Teacher
I Am Connected
Because of TalkingPoints I am more connected to what is happening at school. Especially what they are doing in the curriculum and teaching, and how my son and other children develop.
Whitney Loughry
Parent
TalkingPoints
Use it everyday
Teachers have busy schedules and don't have a lot of time to learn how to use a new tool, but what I shared with our team and want other educators to know is how easy it is to communicate with parents through TalkingPoints. I love it and use it everyday!
Whitney Loughry
Ms. Cardenas
8th Grade ESL Teacher, TN
Meaningful engagement
TalkingPoints, thank you for making it possible for educators to connect and engage meaningfully with the families of our ELLS/MLLS!
Whitney Loughry
Sabrin Abedin
Teacher
I Feel Empowered
I feel more empowered because I know what's going on with my daughter's education.
Whitney Loughry
Parent
TalkingPoints
Peace of mind
I think the success this year was really in keeping those lines [of communication] open with parents and the peace of mind that I have that ALL of my families are getting the same information. Also, they all have the same opportunity to communicate with me as well.
Whitney Loughry
Ms. Vitale
2nd Grade Teacher, WI
Giving a voice
Thank you for your product giving EL families a VOICE! I am a first generation American that now works as an EL teacher. I am forever grateful for you, TalkingPoints.
Whitney Loughry
Grace Anderson
Teacher
A helping hand
I like TalkingPoints very much, especially when teachers send us reminders about homework assignments, quiz, etc. It really helps me to be on top of my son. I really appreciate this program.
Whitney Loughry
Parent
TalkingPoints
Greatly improved communication
I used TalkingPoints for the first time, and that resulted in greatly improved communication with families, particularly for my newcomer students. I am very grateful and I feel strongly that it made a very challenging time more manageable for my students and their families."
Whitney Loughry
Whitney Loughry
Teacher

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