Where respondent, who spoke with a pronounced accent so that he could not be understood, refused to testify through an interpreter, the administrative law judge permitted respondent to testify, by means of written answers to written questions from counsel. Admin. for Children's Services v. Lin, OATH Index No. 1665/97 (Dec. 15, 1997), aff'd, NYC Civ. Serv. Comm'n Item No. CD 00-51-SA (Apr. 10, 2001).