Core Objectives for LOTE Level 1
Objectives for LOTE Level 2
Objectives for LOTE Level 3
Advancement Placement Programs
International Baccalaureate Program
National Language Exams
Did you know that...
- Texas children
need second language fluency in order to be competitive in the
of foreign language score statistically higher on standardized
tests conducted in English.
who average 4 or more years of foreign language study scored higher
on the verbal section of the SAT than those who had studied 4
or more years on any other subject area. (1992 report consistent
with College Board profiles of previous years.)
of foreign languages have access to great number of career possibilities
and develop a deeper understanding of their own language and other
who receive second language instruction are more creative and
better at solving complex problems.
fluent in other languages enhance US economic competitiveness
abroad, improve global communication, and maintain national, political
and security interest.
you know that...
techniques are different than those of other subjects?
To help insure success, it is important to do the following:
- Study aloud
with someone. Talk to the mirror ; record your practice and reading
on a tape.
- Take risks
in the languages; express yourself as best as you can.
- Try varied
language-related activities outside the classroom.
- Study daily.
Intensive 20 minutes study periods are vital, even if only used
as review or for oral drill.
- Avoid translation
to your first language. (Latin is the exception.)
Visualize or act out what you are saying, hearing, or reading.
- Be an active
listener. Class time is the primary contact with the target language.
Full attention will help you learn.
for a test by doing what you have to do on the test. If you will
be asked to listen, practice listening. If you will be required
to write, practice writing, including spelling and accents.
- Get help
if you need it. Talk to your teacher. Form study groups among
- Plan to
continue your language study for as long as possible. Proficiency
comes with four to six years of study.