Home Language Questionnaire (HLQ)

After registration and enrollment in a school, the Home Language Questionnaire (HLQ) is completed by the parent/guardian. However, districts may create their own forms for diagnostic assessment of a prospective enrollee’s linguistic needs, incorporating questions 1-7 on the HLQ, and distribute it at any time, including prior to enrollment. Qualified personnel must be available to determine if a language other than English is spoken at home.

Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Burmese, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), English, French, Fulani, German, Haitian, Hausa, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Igbo, Italian, Japanese, Karen, Korean, Marshallese, Maay Maay, Nepali, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Tibetan, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Yiddish, Yoruba, Zulu