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Limited English Proficiency

Specifically, a unique linguistic characteristic that reflects national origin is that a person’s native or primary language is not English.  Because English is not the primary language, this person may have a limited ability to speak, write or understand English.  This person would be considered as being Limited English Proficient or LEP.

How to offer translation services

Title VI requires Tennessee Tech to provide language assistance to LEP persons in relation to our programs and services. Failure to do so may constitute discrimination based on national origin.

  • LEP individuals are persons that English is not the individual’s primary language and have a limited ability to read, speak, write or understand English.
  • Every department has a chart with instructions, account & access code, and a listing of the most common languages to help identify the language needed.
  • If the language is not on the chart, call LingüisticaInternational and they will help identify the language (866) 908-5744.
  • Services are provided 24/7, 365 days a year. Over 250 languages.

State of Tennessee has contracted with LingüisticaInternational to provide these services.  You will need the account and access code when you call.  (866) 908-5744

If your department needs a chart, please email


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