• LOTE

    Our department, Languages other than English, currently offers Jasper students the opportunity to choose from 5 different languages. 

    Our modern language classrooms provide students with state of the art digital recording labs to help students meet goals of effectively communicating in their second language.  Students are required to complete 2 consecutive years of a second language (2 years of middle school French and Spanish count as 1 year).  Several languages offer students the opportunity to become members of nationally affiliated honor societies, and compete in regional, state, and national competitions.  We currently have active ASL, French, Spanish, and German Clubs.

    Did you know that...

    • Texas children need second language fluency in order to be competitive in the 21st century.
    • Students of foreign language score statistically higher on standardized tests conducted in English.
    • Students 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.)
    • Students of foreign languages have access to a great number of career possibilities and develop a deeper understanding of their own language and other cultures.
    • Children who receive second language instruction are more creative and better at solving complex problems.
    • Texans fluent in other languages enhance US economic competitiveness abroad, improve global communication, and maintain national, political and security interest.

     

    Classes Offered

    Chinese I

    Chinese I is an introduction to the Chinese world, its language and its people. The main emphasis is on oral skills while developing reading and writing skills. The student will be guided in recognizing the interrelationships of language and will develop a cultural appreciation of the Chinese world. The focus of the course is on novice proficiency.

    Chinese II

    Chinese II continues to develop the oral skills with added emphasis on reading and writing skills. The focus is on the development of mid to high-novice proficiency. Expansion of vocabulary and grammatical structures continues. Contrast between English and Chinese will strengthen the language learning process. Culturally related activities of selected Chinese speaking countries or regions will be explored.

    French I

    French I is an introduction to the French world, its language and its people. The main emphasis is on oral skills while developing reading and writing skills. The student will be guided in recognizing the interrelationships of languages and will develop a cultural appreciation of the Francophone world. The focus of this course is on novice proficiency.

    French II

    French II continues to develop the oral skills with added emphasis on reading and writing skills. The focus is on the development of mid-to high-novice proficiency. Expansion of vocabulary and grammatical structures continues. Contrast between English and French strengthens the language-learning process. Culturally related activities of selected French-speaking countries or regions will be explored.

    French III Honors

    French III Honors is an expansion of French III. It is designed to provide tenth, eleventh and twelfth grade talented language students some opportunities beyond those offered in other language classes. The course extends the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). It utilizes higher-level/critical thinking skills and focuses on the development of mid-intermediate proficiency in oral skills, comprehension of French literature and history, expository composition, and expanded use of grammar and vocabulary. The focus of this course is an intermediate proficiency.

    German I

    German I is an introduction to the German world, its language and its people. The main emphasis is on oral skills while developing reading and writing skills. The student will be guided in recognizing the interrelationships of languages and will develop a cultural appreciation of the German-speaking world. The focus of this course is on low novice proficiency.

    German II

    German II continues to develop the oral skills of German 1 with added emphasis on reading and writing skills. The focus is on the development of mid to high-novice proficiency. Expansion of vocabulary and grammatical structures continues. Contrast between English and German strengthens the language learning process. Culturally related
    activities of selected German speaking countries or regions will be explored.

    American Sign Language I

    American Sign Language I is an introduction to the language and the culture. The main emphasis is on communication while developing receptive and productive skills. The student will be guided in recognizing the interrelationships of languages and will develop a cultural appreciation of the deaf world. The focus of this course will be on novice proficiency.

    American Sign Language II

    American Sign Language II continues to develop communicative skills. The focus is on mid-to high-novice proficiency. Expansion of vocabulary and grammatical structures continues. Contrast between English and sign language strengthens the language learning process. Culturally related activities will be explored.

    Spanish I

    Spanish I is an introduction to the Spanish world, its language and its people. The main emphasis is on oral skills while developing reading and writing skills. The student will recognize the interrelationships of languages and will develop a cultural appreciation of the Hispanic world. The focus of this course is on low novice proficiency.

    Spanish II

    Spanish II continues to develop the oral skills with added emphasis on reading and writing skills. The focus is on the development of mid novice to high-novice proficiency. Expansion of vocabulary and grammatical structures continues. Contrast between English and Spanish strengthen the language learning process. Culturally related activities of selected Hispanic countries or regions will be explored.

    Spanish III

    Spanish III continues to develop the oral skills with added emphasis on reading and writing skills. The focus is on the development of novice mid-to intermediate-low proficiency. Expansion of vocabulary and grammatical structures continues. Contrast between English and Spanish strengthen the language learning process. Culturally related activities of selected Hispanic countries and regions will be explored.

    Spanish III Honors

    Spanish III H is an expansion of Spanish III. The course extends the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). It utilizes high-level/critical thinking and focuses on the development of mid intermediate proficiency in oral skills, comprehension of Spanish literature history, expository composition, and expands the use of grammar and vocabulary.

     

  • Jasper LOTE

  • Teachers

    LOTE

    Back Row: Rebecca Mallory, Jillian Reilly, Nicole Montenegro, Lizzie Grace Foster, Jason Wizer
    Front Row: Dianis Craig, Bryan Cortimilia, Jane Shea, Helen Davidson, I-Ning Lee

    Contact Information LOTE teacher.