• AP Spanish Syllabus


    Class Overview

    AP Spanish: Clase Avanzada de Lenguaje y Cultura.

    Our AP Spanish Language and Culture course is an advanced language course in which students acquire proficiencies that expand their cognitive, analytical and communicative skills. The AP Spanish Language and Culture course prepares students for the College Board’s AP Spanish Language and Culture exam. As its foundation, it uses the three modes of communication (interpersonal, interpretive and presentational) as defined in the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century.

    The course is designed as an immersion experience and is conducted almost exclusively in Spanish. In addition, all student work, practices, projects, participation, and assessments are in Spanish.

    The course is based on the six themes required by the College Board, namely,

    1. Global challenges
    2. Science and technology
    3. Contemporary life
    4. Personal and public identities
    5. Families and communities
    6. Beauty and aesthetics

    The course teaches language structures in context and focuses on the development of fluency to convey meaning. Students explore culture in both contemporary and historical contexts to develop an awareness and appreciation of cultural products, practices, and perspectives. In addition, students participate in a forum where they are able to share their own opinions and comments about various topics and comment on other students’ posts. The course also makes great use of the Internet for updated and current material.

    Class Learning Objectives

    After completing this course, students will be able to:

    • Listen, read, understand, and interpret a wide-variety of authentic Spanish-language materials
    • and sources.
    • Demonstrate proficiency in interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communication using
    • Gain knowledge and understanding of the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world.
    • Use Spanish to connect with other disciplines and expand knowledge in a wide-variety of
    • Develop insight into the nature of the Spanish language and its culture.
    • Use Spanish to participate in communities at home and around the world.