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Languages Other Than English (LOTE)

 

This site provides information about general curriculum laws and rules for languages other than English (LOTE) education. Join our mailing list and receive updates.

The Curriculum Division provides direction and leadership for the state’s LOTE programs for Kindergarten through grade 12. The LOTE Education staff facilitate various statewide initiatives, including implementation of the LOTE Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and assistance to the TEA Division of Instructional Materials and Educational Technology for the adoption process for LOTE instructional materials.  Additional responsibilities include maintaining communication with the field related to curriculum, instruction, and assessment, as well as graduation requirements in Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 74.

Curriculum Standards

In April 2014, the State Board of Education (SBOE) gave final approval to revised LOTE TEKS. The revised TEKS are available online alongside the current TEKS. The revised TEKS are indicated by the phrase “Adopted, 2014” in the title.

Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Languages Other Than English Chapter 114

Frequently Asked Questions

The following document provides clarifying information pertaining to languages other than English education. Additional FAQs related to LOTE requirements on the Foundation High School Program are available on the House Bill (HB) 5 webpage.    

Languages Other Than English  (coming soon) 

Professional Development

 LOTE Teacher Competencies for Professional Development (PDF, 81 KB)) 

Related Links

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

Online LOTE courses for students

Texas Virtual School Network (TxVSN)  

 Programs

Texas Middle School Program for AP Spanish (outside source)

Research-Based Resources

Center for Applied Linguistics (outside source)

National Foreign Language Resource Centers (outside source)

National Capital Resource Center (outside source)

Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (outside source)

Center for Applied Second Language Study  (outside source)

Membership-Based Organizations

American Association of Teachers of Arabic (outside source)

American Association of Teachers of French (outside source)

American Association of Teachers of German (outside source)

American Association Teachers of Italian (outside source)

American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (outside source)

American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (outside source)

American Classical League (outside source)

American Council on the Teaching of Russian/American Council for Collaboration in Education and Language Study (outside source)

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (outside source)

American Sign Language Teachers Association  (outside source)

Chinese Language Association of Secondary-Elementary Schools (outside source)

Chinese Language Teachers Association (outside source)

Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (outside source)

Joint National Committee for Languages & National Council for Languages and International Studies  (outside source)

National Association of District Supervisors of Foreign Languages  (outside source)

National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (outside source)

National Foreign Language Week (outside source)

National Network for Early Language Learning (outside source)

Ñandutí: Early Foreign Language Learning (outside source)

Southwest Conference On Language Teaching  (outside source)

Documents

Español para el Hispanohablante (outside source)

Learning Scenarios (Multiple Languages) (outside source)

Online Professional Development (LOTE CED) (outside source)

Preparing Language Teachers to Implement the TEKS (PDF) (outside source)

Professional Development for Language Teachers (PDF) (outside source)

Texas Framework for LOTE (outside source)  

Contacts

Curriculum Division
curriculum@tea.state.tx.us
(512) 463-9581

 

Page last modified on 10/10/2014 11:40:55 AM.