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Languages Other Than English (LOTE)


This site will provide you with information on curriculum, assessment, rules, etc. We welcome any suggestions you may have that will improve this site for individuals working to provide high quality language programs for students.

The Languages Other Than English Unit, in the Division of Curriculum, provides direction and leadership for the foreign language program, Kindergarten-Grade 12.

Unit staff assists districts statewide with the implementation of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for Languages Other Than English and assists the Textbook Division in overseeing the textbook adoption process for K-12 foreign language instructional materials.

The Languages Other Than English Unit maintains communication with the field related to curriculum, instruction, and assessment, as well as graduation requirements in Chapter 74.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Languages Other Than English

Foreign Exchange Students (coming soon)

Professional Development

LOTE Teacher Competencies for Professional Development (PDF)

Online LOTE courses for students

Texas Virtual School Network (TxVSN)

Related Links

Texas Classical Association

Texas Framework for LOTE

Texas Middle School Program for AP Spanish

Research-Based Resources

Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) 

National Foreign Language Resource Centers

National Capital Resource Center (NCLRC)

Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA)

Center for Applied Second Language Study (CASLS)

Membership-Based Organizations

American Association of Teachers of Arabic (AATA)

American Association of Teachers of French (AATF)

American Association of Teachers of German (AATG)

American Association Teachers of Italian (AATI)

American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL)

American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP)

American Classical League (ACL)

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

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)

Chinese Language Association of Secondary-Elementary Schools (CLASS)

Chinese Language Teachers Association (CLTA)

Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO)

Joint National Committee for Languages & National Council for Languages and International Studies (JNCL-NCLIS) 

National Association of District Supervisors of Foreign Languages (NADSFL)  

National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL)

National Foreign Language Week (NFLW)

National Network for Early Language Learning (NNELL)

Southwest Conference On Language Teaching (SWCOLT)

Ñandutí: Early Foreign Language Learning


For meetings of specific language organizations, please see the organizations’ web sites:

Texas Foreign Language Association (TFLA)

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages


Español para el Hispanohablante

Learning Scenarios (Multiple Languages)

Online Professional Development (LOTE CED)

Preparing Language Teachers to Implement the TEKS (PDF)

Professional Development for Language Teachers (PDF)


Jessica Snyder
Program Coordinator, Enrichment Education
Texas Education Agency
1701 North Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78701-1401
(512) 463-9581

ESC Contacts

Curriculum Division
(512) 463-9581


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