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Every Child 2020 commitment 1, strategy 1 under "Opportunities and Choice", World Languages will support this vision by offering opportunities for students of LOTE to graduate with a Language Endorsement which supports the graduation requirements for the state of Texas. Being bilingual or even multilingual places students at an advantage over their monolingual counterparts in today's workforce. Our global market requires the competitive edge of bilingualism. Our World Language (LOTE) standards, known as our TEKS or Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills, are written with a cultural component as the undercurrent of everything done in World Languages. Developing cultural sensitivity and awareness in our students prepares them for the workforce by acquiring the sought-out quality of global empathy.
According to ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages), most bilingual individuals tend to earn 10% or more than their monolingual counterparts.