Tools to help you identify a person’s language are mandatory in the federal-assisted setting. Commercial telephonic interpretation vendors offer language identification posters to help a person that is LEP to identify his/her language so that you can provide timely assistance in the appropriate language.

Using an“I speak…” card can help you to identify language quickly in order to adequately provide assistance.

There are also language identification resources available at You will find an additional “I speak…” card there.