Do host families have to speak the child’s language?429 Views
Last Updated: March 29, 2017
Surprisingly, the language barrier is not a critical problem. Families who have hosted children say they were able to overcome communications problems quickly. The children learn much English from your family, and quickly pick up household words.
To provide additional support to our host families, OHHC provides a glossary of familiar terms in Russian, Ukrainian and Latvian. Volunteer translators will be available to interpret and help families communicate with their host child.