Resource: Cue Cards in Community Languages


What Is It

Cue Cards is a new resource developed by Eastern Health Transcultural Services to assist health professionals and clients / carers who primarily have English language difficulties, or problems communicating with each other.

How To Use Cue Cards

This resource is not to be used in lieu of accredited interpreters, but can be used by clients/carers to communicate simple needs such as hunger, thirst, use of a telephone,  and by professionals to indicate simple instructions/concepts.

Cue cards are available in the following languages:

  • Afrikaans, Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Assyrian
  • Bosnian, Burmese
  • Chin, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Croatian, Czech
  • Dari, Dinka, Dutch
  • Farsi (Persian), Finnish, French
  • German, Greek, Gujarati
  • Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Hungarian
  • Indonesian, Italian
  • Japanese
  • Karen, Khmer (Cambodian), Kirundi, Korean
  • Maori (Cook Islands), Maori (New Zealand)
  • Nepalese, Nuer
  • Oromo
  • Pashto, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi
  • Romanian, Russian
  • Samoan, Serbian, Sinhalese, Slovak, Somali, Spanish, Swahili
  • Tagalog (Filipino), Tamil, Tetum, Thai, Tigrinya, Tongan, Turkish
  • Ukrainian, Urdu
  • Vietnamese
  • Yiddish

Download cue cards here

By J Pope

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