World Languages

The 2020 Silver State AP* Summer Institute is offering the following AP sessions. Please note some AP sessions are split by participant's years of teaching the specified AP subject; this may be different than years of experience teaching. Please register according to the following requirements:

  • New is designed specifically for teachers with 0-3 years of experience teaching the specified AP subject.
  • Experienced requires the participants have taught the specified AP subject for a minimum of 3 years.

Please understand that years teaching AP may be different than total years of teaching experience.

AP French

Instructor: Francois Wolman

Syllabus: TBA

AP French Language & Composition

François is a native of Paris, France. He attended the University of Oregon and Cal State University at Northridge, where he received his B.A. in French. He attended UCLA to obtain his teaching credential, then Pepperdine University in Malibu, where he graduated with a M.A. in Psychology. For over 30 years, François has been teaching High School French. He has taught French, Health and E.S.L. for the Alhambra City School District and all levels of French, including AP® Language and Literature at Beverly Hills High School. For 26 years he has taught all levels of French at Canyon High School in Santa Clarita, CA as well as AP® Psychology. François also taught French 1,2,3,4,8,10 at Los Angeles Valley College from 2007-2013. François is currently teaching at the Viewpoint School in Calabasas where he teaches, French Cinema, AP, French Civilization and several Honors classes.

In 1996, François started serving as an AP® reader for the College Board and has been a Table Leader since 2011. François has been presenting AP French Language and Culture summer institutes since 2001. He served as a member of the SAT II French Language test development committee from 1999-2005. François was a contributing writer to the AP French textbook Thèmes by Vista Higher Learning. He is a member of AATF (American Association of Teachers of French), and he previously taught at the Alliance Française de Los Angeles.

Contact: info@coachfrench.com


AP Japanese

Instructor: Hiroko Kataoka

Syllabus: TBA

AP Japanese Language & Composition

The College Board-endorsed AP Summer Institutes provide teachers with in-depth training in AP courses and teaching strategies. Participants engage in at least 30 hours of pedagogical and content rich training led by College Board-endorsed consultants and receive printed materials, including course outlines ; content -related handouts; and student samples, scoring guidelines, and commentary for the most recent AP Exam free-response questions.

Hiroko Kataoka is Professor Emerita of Japanese at California State University, Long Beach. In addition to teaching all levels of Japanese language and Japanese teacher training courses at the university, Hiroko has given numerous workshops throughout the US and in Japan for proficiency-oriented instruction, World Readiness Standards for Language Learning, the AP* Japanese Language and Culture Exam, and other pedagogy-related issues such as backward curriculum design, differentiated instruction, scaffolding, and many more. She has also served on many regional and national committees and boards, including the Japanese National Standards Task Force (chair), AP* Japanese Task Force, and the boards of directors for ATJ, Alliance of Associations of Teachers of Japanese, and NCJLT. Her current research focuses on heritage speakers of Japanese, Japanese immersion programs, and curriculum issues in teaching Japanese.

AP Spanish

Instructor: Ken Stewart

Syllabus: TBA

AP Spanish Language & Composition

The College Board-endorsed AP Summer Institutes provide teachers with in-depth training in AP courses and teaching strategies. Participants engage in at least 30 hours of pedagogical and content rich training led by College Board-endorsed consultants and receive printed materials, including course outlines ; content -related handouts; and student samples, scoring guidelines, and commentary for the most recent AP Exam free-response questions.

Ken Stewart (BA International Studies and Spanish UNC-Chapel Hill; MA Spanish NC State University) is the 2006 ACTFL National Foreign Language Teacher of Year. He currently teaches Spanish at Duke University in North Carolina. A National Board Certified high school Spanish teacher, he has taught middle grades through college. Ken is a recent member of the ACTFL Board of Directors, the SCOLT Board, and the Executive Council of the AATSP. In 2014, he was the recipient of ACTFL’s Florence Steiner Award for Leadership in Foreign Language Education K-12. Ken has been a consultant to the College Board since 1992. He has served on the AP Spanish Language and Culture Test Development Committee, as a question leader at the AP Reading, and has been a national consultant for over 25 years. He has conducted over 200 AP and pre-AP workshops and summer institutes throughout the US as well as in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America. Previously, Ken was honored as the Central North Carolina Teacher of the Year by the State of NC, Teacher of the Year by the AATSP, Foreign Language Teacher of the Year by FLANC (The Foreign Language Association of North Carolina) and as Regional Teacher of the Year by SCOLT (Southern Conference on Language Teaching). He is a frequent presenter at state, regional and national conferences. Ken works as a freelance world language consultant and keynote speaker. An aficionado of travel, he speaks Spanish, Portuguese and some French; he has traveled in 43 countries