Languages Other Than English

This languages other than English (LOTE) web page provides clarification, guidance, and support to LOTE stakeholders, including districts, open-enrollment charters, schools, parents, educators, and students, for the development and implementation of the K–12 LOTE Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).

Announcements

  • Updated LOTE frequently asked questions (FAQs) document: An updated FAQs document for the LOTE content area has been posted on this webpage. This document answers many common questions for teachers, administrators, parents, and more.
  • LOTE  newsletter: The ջ LOTE newsletter has resumed publication. The LOTE newsletter contains timely news and topics for the LOTE community. To sign up for the LOTE newsletter, please .

LOTE Standards

The links below provide access to the web-based version of the LOTE Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), which are the state standards for what students should know and be able to do. You can also access a PDF version of the TEKS.

Instructional Materials

In accordance with Proclamation 2017, a review of instructional materials related to LOTE was conducted in summer 2016.  The results of this subject-area review can be found in the Currently Adopted Instructional Materials document on the Instructional Materials Division 貹.

Frequently Asked Questions

The following documents provide clarifying information. One document pertains to questions having to do with languages other than English education.  The second document pertains to questions regarding foreign exchange students.   

Related Links

The resources below address various topics related to LOTE programs, standards, and organizations.

Online LOTE courses for students

LOTE courses available through the TxVSN catalog include American Sign Language I and II, Chinese I-III, French I-III, German I-III, Latin I-IV, Spanish I-IV, and Computer Science I and II.  For more information, including course fees and bulk pricing options, see the website.

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Contact Information

Curriculum Standards and Student Support

(512) 463-9581

For questions or additional information, please submit a Curriculum Request Form through the ջ Help Desk.

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