This research work measures the impact of parents’ involvement and literacy on their children’s linguistic background in foreign languages at school. Parents’ education, awareness and involvement are very important to help children in boosting their achievement in the classroom. In this perspective, the main issue of this survey is to examine whether parental involvement and education would raise learners’ achievement in the classroom. In order to conduct this study, a questionnaire for pupils and an interview for teachers were employed. Our participants are 131 pupils from the secondary school of Mosalaha and 80 pupils from Mohamed Boudhiaf secondary schools and seven teachers of English in the state of Tissemsilt, Algeria. The findings reveal the absence of parents’ involvement in their children’s studies besides the deficiency of pupils’ linguistic background in foreign languages.
Key words: parents’ literacy, parental involvement, learners’ achievement