Languages other than English (LOTE)
Students must have two units of study and earn one high school credit in Language other than English by the completion of grade 9. This meets the minimum requirement for NYS Checkpoint A (Level I) proficiency. To earn a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation, students must complete Checkpoint B (Levels II & III) of the same language and pass the Comprehensive Exam in a Language other than English. The emphasis of beginning courses is on communication in the context of the target language’s culture. The student will be able to comprehend simple statements and questions, understand short simple written material and create simple sentences and phrases with basic vocabulary.