Language Other Than English (LOTE)

Leigh High School offers students an opportunity to study Spanish, French, and Mandarin Chinese. The mission of the Languages Other Then English (LOTE) Department is to inspire our students to be life-long users of the language. Through this love of language, it is our mission to instill a deep appreciation of diverse cultures in our students, so as to open doors for them, and maximize their potential in a global society.
LOTE Sequence
9th 10th 11th 12th
Spanish 1
Spanish 2
Spanish 3
Spanish 4
AP Spanish Language
AP Spanish Literature
Spanish for Spanish Speakers 1
Spanish for Spanish Speakers 2
AP Spanish Language
AP Spanish Literature
French 1
French 2
French 3
French 4
AP French Language
Mandarin 1
Mandarin 2
Mandarin 3
Mandarin 4H
AP Mandarin Language

Due to prior LOTE knowledge or coursework, a student may be on an accelerated path already. Please note that Mandarin 1 is only for students who have no learning experience with Mandarin speaking, reading, and writing. For the coming new students, if you have ever learned Mandarin Chinese and do not fit in the Mandarin 1 class, please email me to arrange a placement assessment. Finding you the proper class level is a very important start to helping you succeed in the program.  Email: [email protected]


LOTE alternative options are available. Please read the FAQ below and speak to a school counselor for additional information. 
For more detailed course descriptions, see the Course Catalog
For support with course selection, go to Academic Planning
LOTE Department Staff