Languages Other Than English (LOTE)

  • Formerly known as Foreign Languages

    Language and communication are at the heart of the human experience. The United States must educate students who are equipped linguistically and culturally to communicate successfully in a pluralistic American society and abroad. This imperative envisions a future in which ALL students will develop and maintain proficiency in English and at least one other language, modern or classical.

    (Standards for Foreign Language Learning: Preparing for the 21st Century, 1996, p. 7)

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LOTE Goals

  • According to the National Standards for Foreign Language Learning, advanced level language proficiency is necessary for college and career readiness. This is addressed in the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Languages Other Than English (TEKS) and applied in Irving ISD LOTE Curriculum. Students should have uninterrupted, consistent access to early standards-based learning experiences in languages other than English. 

     

    Irving ISD LOTE Goals are to:

    • Provide students in middle and high school with the opportunity to learn a language other than English
    • Provide students with engaging language learning
    • Provide students with the opportunity to become proficient in all language domains
    • Provide the students with the opportunity to reach an advanced language proficiency
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Language Offerings by Campus

  • Irving High School

    MacArthur High School

    Nimitz High School

    Jack E. Singley Academy

    Barbara Cardwell Career Preparatory Center

    Spanish

    Spanish

    Spanish

    Spanish

    Spanish

    French

    French

    French

    French

     

    Mandarin Chinese*

    Mandarin Chinese*

    Mandarin Chinese*

    Mandarin Chinese*

    Mandarin Chinese*

     

    ASL*

    ASL*

    ASL

    ASL*

    ASL* 

       Latin

    German

       

    *These foreign language courses are offered using a virtual platform through Proximity Learning. 

    All Middle Schools offer Spanish as an elective.  

    The Middle School program offers Spanish 1, 1B, Spanish 3PreAP and Spanish 4AP.

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