The main objective of the AP Spanish Language course is to develop students’ interpersonal communication skills in Spanish and to prepare students for the AP Language examination. The course is comparable to a third year (fifth or sixth semester) college-level advanced Spanish course. The fundamental objective is for students to achieve a high level of ability in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
In this course, students develop a strong command of the Spanish language, with proficiency in integrating language skills and synthesizing written and aural materials, formal writing, interpersonal and presentational speaking and writing, and aural comprehension skills. We achieve this objective through highly engaging course content and interactive simulations that give students ample opportunities throughout the course to integrate reading, writing, and speaking.
Students experience literature and historical and current events of Spanish-speaking countries through authentic newspapers and magazines, music, movies, radio and television productions, literary texts, and virtual visits online. Students also use Spanish to access information and to compare and contrast cultural elements of Spanish-speaking countries with their own. This course includes continuous integration of language skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) with a rigorous review of grammatical structures. Therefore, students must not only be aware of the considerable amount of work required by the course, but they must also have a high level of motivation and interest to use the language outside of class. Students must read, write, hear, and speak the target language in class and outside of class. The instructor and students communicate almost exclusively in Spanish, and all course materials are in Spanish. Students regularly interact with each other and with the instructor in Spanish.
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