I speak a second language and would like to convey this on my business cards.

What conventions are there for noting additional languages spoken on business cards?

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    You're free to put whatever you'd like on your business cards. There are no rules. Feb 15, 2017 at 22:25
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    Print a spanish version on the back side of the card?
    – FuzzyLeapfrog
    Feb 15, 2017 at 22:43
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    Yes, something to the effect of "se habla español" is common, as is a Spanish-only reverse, or single-sided version where everything in English is repeated in Spanish. Unfortunately, this doesn't seem to be about academia, and is otherwise off-topic here if it is not clear how this situation is specific this particular environment.
    – BrianH
    Feb 15, 2017 at 22:48
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    Who do you work for? Your employer may have very specific guidelines for your business cards and if your employer is large enough, they may already have an existing template for dealing with this very specific issue. Also, check your online directory listing, you may want to put something about that in there as well. Feb 16, 2017 at 0:24
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    This is likely to be closed for being opinion-based, but I think a simple footnote of "I also speak Spanish" or "Services available in Spanish", written in Spanish, should do the job.
    – David K
    Feb 16, 2017 at 18:33

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If you're bilingual, it's typical to have your business card with each language on either side. If the reverse side of your business card already contains information, then have your business card printed in the primary language of the country/region you'll be distributing them, and indicate on your card that you are also fluent in another language.


People put certifications and also sorts of stuff on a business card
I don't see why not
I would but it where certification are listed which is typically below you name


I've seen "I speak _____ " in small letters written in the language which they speak, for each non-english language.

You could also do the same for each language where the other languages are the primary language on the card but the "Fluent English speaker" is the one(s) in small print.

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