Lovejoy High students engage in discussions in a host of languages other than English to include:
American Sign Language
These courses develop the basic-to-intermediate skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, and emphasize the “5 C's” of communication, culture, community, comparisons, and connections. Instruction is based on Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) LOTE standards, and the standards and best practices promulgated by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), Texas Foreign Language Association (TFLA) and the American Sign Language Teachers Association (ASLTA). Learning another language requires students to develop critical thinking skills and English language skills, and fosters the skills necessary to become effective American citizens in the 21st Century.
Students are assessed in a variety of means that may include: observations of conversations carried out in the target language, pencil-and-paper tests, or presentations created in the target language.
Students must earn two credits in the same LOTE to meet LHS graduation requirements, or three years of the same LOTE to meet the LHS Distinguished Achievement Program (DAP) graduation requirements. LISD strongly encourages students seeking admission to four-year universities to complete at least three years of LOTE study.
Proficiency Sequence: (basic is also known as novice)
LOTE Course Sequence available at Lovejoy: