Human Resources

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 Lingüistica International 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 Lingüistica International 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


Human Resources