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AP® Spanish Language and Culture

This workshop is designed to familiarize and 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.

Participants should bring a laptop and be prepared to share their go to authentic print, audio and audiovisual sources. 

Instructor - Thomas Soth

Thomas Soth, a National Board Certified Teacher, has taught AP Spanish Language since 2001 in North Carolina and is currently teaching Spanish 4 and AP Spanish Language 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. Currently, he is SCOLT president, is part of The North Carolina Governor’s Teacher Network, and has written the teacher’s notes for EL SOL magazine.