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HLQ PENpal Translation Pens

October 27, 2016

In August of 2016, NYSED Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages released the Interactive Translation PenPal Home Language Questionnaire (HLQ) Toolkit, the first technologically based solution to enhance appropriate identification of English Language Learner (ELL).

The HLQ is an important part of the ELL identification process. After registration and enrollment in the school, the HLQ is completed by the parent/guardian.

The Mantra Lingua’s PENpal™ toolkit will give districts the capability to immediately conduct the HLQ in any of the following 26 languages:

Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Bengali, Russian, Arabic, Urdu, Korean, Haitian-Creole, Polish, Albanian, French, Yiddish, Karen, Nepali, Punjabi, Somali, Uzbek, Japanese, Burmese, Fulah, Vietnamese, Turkish, Portuguese, Ukrainian, and English

Learn more about the HLQ PenPal Translation Pen.