AP® Spanish Language and Culture
This workshop is designed to enhance teacher experience with the AP Spanish Language & Culture Course and Exam. The course will provide sample materials and classroom activities to help students improve their communicative competence and prepare them for the challenges of the AP exam. Participants will actively participate and share best practices about how to integrate the three modes of communication into instruction (Interpretive, Interpersonal and Presentational). There will also be a special focus and overview of teaching the themes of the AP Spanish Language and Culture course through the use of authentic materials and through the use of AP Classroom.
What Will You Learn
- Strategies to increase student motivation through authentic materials.
- How to navigate and help student engage with AP Classroom.
- Techniques to help students organize and improve written and spoken presentations.
- Methods to increase student participation in interpersonal communication.
- Effective grading and feedback strategies for the free response speaking and writing question to help students and to better manage your time.
- Development of cultural knowledge and understanding.
- Activities and assessments that build students’ communicative and cultural competence.
How Will You Benefit
- Examine a range of materials suitable for AP Spanish Language and Culture.
- Learn communicative methods to increase vocabulary acquisition.
- Understand how to build proficiency across the three modes of communication.
- Enhance the teaching of the reading.
- Create communicative activities for integrating all skills using authentic materials.
- Develop lessons around authentic resources.
- Integrate authentic literature in the AP Language and Culture class.
- Apply the scoring criteria to student samples.
Participants should bring a laptop.
Meet the Instructor
Thomas Soth, a National Board Certified Teacher, has taught AP Spanish Language since 2001 in North Carolina and is currently teaching Spanish 4, AP Spanish Language and Culture, and AP Spanish Literature and Culture at Chapel Hill High School. He has taught courses at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro and is a former president of the Foreign Language Association of North Carolina (FLANC). He has contributed to the AP program in many ways, including presentations at state and regional conferences, as a consultant for the College Board, as an AP reader and Table Leader, and as one of the authors of The Teacher Resource Guide for Cumbre, curso AP de la lengua española.
Tom was an ACTFL Teacher of the Year finalist after being named the 2012 Southern Conference on Language Teaching (SCOLT) Teacher of the Year. He has helped to review materials for the AP Spanish Language and Culture Community and for the new AP Classroom.
How to Register
To register, please visit our registration portal. Attendees will need to register using their College Board login credentials.
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If you have questions or need assistance registering, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 423-425-4344.