Course Description

Welcome to AP Spanish Language and Culture!


La definición de estudiante es: quien estudia antes

The AP Spanish Language and Culture course is intended for the highly motivated and capable student who would benefit from a more accelerated pace of learning and additional, more challenging areas of study. AP Spanish Language and Culture is a course for students who have completed the Spanish 3 Honors or the Spanish 4 course and/or have been recommended by his/her teacher for the AP level. The class will focus on both grammatical accuracy and communicative fluency. Grammatical knowledge and vocabulary will be refined and expanded so that, as a student, you will be able to more easily comprehend written and spoken Spanish, and more easily express your own ideas when writing and speaking. This class will allow you to continue to building proficiency in the areas of reading, writing, listening, and speaking through a variety of interactive and non-interactive activities such as: compositions, essays, oral presentation, role plays, in-depth studies of Spanish and Latin American literature, history, and geography.  

Our AP Spanish Language and Culture curriculum is composed of 6 thematic units established by College Board. The units cover a variety of societal and cultural issues that are important to our global community. The end desire of teaching these units is to nurture the students' growth as the become Global Citizens and help them make cultural connections when comparing their individual communities to those of the Spanish Speaking world. The 6 Thematic Units are: Personal and Public Identity; Families and Communities; Science and Technology; Beauty and Aesthetics; Contemporary Life; and Global Challenges. 

Our language program also grants you the opportunity to participate in the annual 15 day trip to Spain where all travelers will visit the main cities and cultural attractions of Spain and experience a 6 day family stay with a Spanish family. You will be able to appreciate the similarities and differences between the target culture and your own culture. This experience also exposes you to the culture of the language with the vision that you will learn to appreciate the language, understand its relevance in the world and develop skills that will enable them to become lifelong learners and producers of Spanish. Explicit AP Exam test skills instruction will also be included to support your ability on the exam. Class is conducted exclusively in Spanish.