What does LOTE (Language Other Than English) mean in this context?
On the application page of Teachers College Columbia University, I was asked to indicate my language proficiency in English and in languages other than English. There are several choices and I was asked to pick "excellent", "good", "fair", "poor" and "none" for my speaking, reading, writing and understanding. I wonder whether I have to take a test for LOTE to prove my picks, or is it up to me what I choose as long as I have belief in my language proficiency?
Thanks for your answer.