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)
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
Language Offerings by Campus
Irving High School
MacArthur High School
Nimitz High School
Jack E. Singley Academy
Barbara Cardwell Career Preparatory Center
*This foreign language course is offered using a virtual platform through Proximity Learning.
All Middle Schools offer Spanish as an elective.
The Middle School program offers Spanish 1, Spanish 2, Spanish 3PreAP and Spanish 4AP.
The High School program offers Spanish and French levels 1-4AP and Spanish 5AP.