• LOTE

    Our location is between the math rooms and science rooms (Rooms 1030 to 1046).  Our department, Languages other than English, currently offers Jasper students the opportunity to choose from 6 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, 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 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.

     

  • 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.

  • Classes Offered

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

    French IFrench 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 IIFrench 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 II HonorsFrench II Honors is an expansion of French II. It is designed to provide opportunities for talented language students beyond those available in the regular French II Class. The course extends the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). It stresses the
    development of low intermediate proficiency in oral skills, accurate comprehension of contemporary and cultural reading passages; it expands the use of grammatical constructions and vocabulary, and begins the development of expository composition. Culturally related activities of selected regions or countries will be explored.

    French III HonorsFrench III Honors is an expansion of Language 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 IGerman 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 IIGerman II continues to develop the oral skills with added emphasis on reading and writing skills. The focus is on the development of midto 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.

    German II HonorsGerman II H is an expansion of German II. It is designed to provide opportunities for talented language students beyond those offered in the regular German II class. The course extends the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). It stresses the development of novice proficiency in oral skills, accurate comprehension of temporary and cultural reading passages; it expands the use of grammatical
    constructions and vocabulary and begins the development of expository composition. Culturally related activities of selected regions or countries will be explored.

    Latin ILatin I is an introduction to the language and to the Romans who spoke it. Basic grammar, syntax, and vocabulary are discussed in connection with their Latin root forms; however, contemporary meanings and correct usage are emphasized. Mythology is viewed as an example of ancient religious beliefs, a reflection of Roman
    lifestyles, and a form of literature. The focus of this course is a novice proficiency in reading comprehension.

    Latin II HonorsLatin II H is designed to provide opportunities for talented language students beyond those available in the regular Latin II class. It extends the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). It stresses the development of accurate reading of Latin literature and history. It expands the use of grammatical constructions and vocabulary, and begins the development of accurate translation. Language learning techniques will be developed. Culturally related activities of selected regions/countries will be explored. The focus of this course is a novice proficiency in reading comprehension.

    American Sign Language IAmerican 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 IIAmerican 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 ISpanish 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 IISpanish 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 II HonorsSpanish II H/IH/PreAP is an expansion of Spanish II. The course extends the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). It stresses the development of low-intermediate proficiency in oral skills, accurate comprehension of contemporary and cultural reading passages; it expands the use of grammatical constructions and
    vocabulary, and begins the development of expository composition. Culturally related activities of selected regions or countries will be explored. The focus of this course is novice proficiency.

    Spanish IIISpanish 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 HonorsSpanish III H/IH/PreAP 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 midintermediate proficiency in oral skills, comprehension of Spanish literature history, expository composition, and expands the use of grammar and vocabulary.