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AP® Spanish Language and Culture

Course Schedule

Step 1

Introduction to the AP Spanish Language and Culture course

  • Introductions
  • Review of institute goals
  • What is communication?
  • What is the difference between language forms and comprehension/communication?
  • Review of the AP Spanish Language and Culture Exam
  • Review of the Curriculum Framework
  • What is culture?
  • How do we connect cultural products, practices and perspectives to how we teach?
  • How is the teaching of cultural products, practices and perspectives connected to the 5 Cs. (Comunicación, conexiones, cultura, comparaciones, comunidades)
  • AP Themes and the units on AP Classroom.
  • Developing essential questions to drive instruction
  • Review of a curriculum module
  • AP Audit and Sample Syllabi

Step 2

Developing and integrating the modes of communication with a focus on interpretive communication.

  • Review of culture, AP themes and Contexts
  • How will our students see authentic resources on the AP exam?
  • Developing written and print interpretive communication; strategies for success.
  • Developing audio, visual and audio visual communication, strategies for success.
  • How do we connect the literature we use in class to the AP course themes and contexts?
  • How do we teach the use of graphic representation in our classes?
  • How do we improve the interpretive skills of our students?
  • Where to find the best sites for online resources
  • Working with essential questions to develop units of study that integrate the AP Spanish Language and Culture Themes.
  • Developing a unit of instruction: interpretive assessments.

Step 3

Developing and integrating the modes of communication with a focus on interpersonal communication.

  • Using improvisation to help build communicative competence in interpersonal speaking
  • What tasks have you created to evaluate interpersonal speaking?
  • Review of interpersonal speaking from the current exam.
  • Developing interpersonal speaking skills, activities, assessments, and scoring criteria.
  • Interpersonal speaking samples from the exam.
  • Developing interpersonal speaking skills; strategies for success, building proficiency.
  • Using the AP rubrics to assess students in class.
  • Building vocabulary to help students with interpersonal speaking.
  • Review of interpersonal writing from the current exam.
  • Developing interpersonal writing skills, activities, assessments, and scoring criteria.
  • Interpersonal writing examples from the exam.
  • Developing interpersonal writing skills; strategies for success, building proficiency.
  • Building vocabulary to help students with formal interpersonal writing.
  • Using debate in class to develop interpersonal competence.
  • Using technology to help build interpersonal competence.
  • Developing a unit of instruction: Interpersonal assessments.

Step 4

Developing and integrating the modes of communication with a focus on presentational communication.

  • Using improvisation to help build communicative competence in interpersonal speaking
  • Developing presentational speaking skills, activities, assessments, and scoring criteria.
  • Presentational speaking examples from the exam.
  • Organizers and vocabulary to help students make cultural comparisons.
  • Developing presentational writing skills, activities, assessments, and scoring criteria.
  • Presentational writing examples from the exam.
  • Developing presentational writing skills; strategies for success, building proficiency.
  • Strategies to help students with persuasive writing.
  • Developing a unit of instruction: Presentational assessments.
  • Selecting the textbook/using authentic resources.
  • Evaluations
  • Creating your own professional learning community



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