Languages other than English (LOTE)

We strive to develop students to reach their highest level of linguistic potential and contribute to a globalized society.  Our students will be prepared to meet the demands of the future through the implementation of a rigorous, authentic curriculum which leads to successful, lifelong communication in a second language, as well as a deep understanding of the culture being studied.

Language studies offered in GISD

  • American Sign Language
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Spanish

Note: Not all languages are offered at all schools. Check the course guides for details.

Resources

World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages
This site provides information on foreign language standards set on the national level.  These standards are used to help guide the state standards and provide the ideal objectives of foreign language education.