The TISD program in other languages promotes understanding multicultural diversity as well as oral language proficiency. The junior high programs of study offer courses such as: Exploratory Languages, Intro to Spanish, Spanish 1, Spanish for Native Speakers 1/2 (1.0 HS Credit). High school students have a choice of studying Spanish, French, or German. The high school program stresses oral language proficiency in an interactive setting at various levels of difficulty. The goal for all levels of the program is to encourage students to work cooperatively with people from different cultures and to become aware of career opportunities involving a second language.
Learning a language other than English:
These outcomes have far-reaching benefits for:
Effective Languages education is an integral part of a balanced school curriculum.
Competence in a second language can also enhance employment and career prospects. As learners gain similar social, cognitive, linguistic and cultural benefits, all languages are equally valid.
For more information on the courses in languages other than English, please click the links at the right hand side of this page.
Chapter 114. Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Languages Other Than English
Subchapter B. Middle School
Subchapter C. High School