AP Spanish Language and Culture: Curricular Requirements

  • The teacher has read the most recent AP Spanish Language and Culture and Culture Course and Exam Description.
  • The teacher uses Spanish almost exclusively in class and encourages students to do likewise.
  • Instructional materials include a variety of authentic audio and video recordings and authentic written texts, such as newspaper and magazine articles, as well as literary texts.
  • The course provides opportunities for students to demonstrate their proficiency in spoken and written Interpersonal Communication in a variety of situations in the Intermediate to Pre-Advanced* range.
  • The course provides opportunities for students to demonstrate their ability in Interpretive Communication to understand and synthesize information from a variety of authentic audio, visual, audiovisual, written, and print resources.
  • The course provides opportunities for students to demonstrate their proficiency in spoken and written Presentational Communication in the Intermediate to Pre-Advanced* range.
  • The course incorporates interdisciplinary topics and explicitly addresses all six course themes: Global Challenges, Science and Technology, Contemporary Life, Personal and Public Identities, Families and Communities, and Beauty and Aesthetics.
  • The course provides opportunities for students to demonstrate an understanding of the products, practices, and perspectives of the target cultures.
  • The course provides opportunities for students to make comparisons between and within languages and cultures.
  • The course prepares students to use the Spanish language in real-life settings.
  • *As defined in ACTFL Performance Guidelines

Resource Requirements

 
  • The school ensures that each student has a copy of printed course materials for individual use inside and outside of the classroom.
  • The school provides audio and video equipment and materials that allow for ongoing opportunities to develop proficiency across the three modes of communication. This equipment can include video or DVD players or computers, language labs, or compact disc/cassette players.
 
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