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New Online Modules Available!

Developed by educators with expertise in AP world languages and cultures instructional design, these interactive online modules are intended to provide you with strategies, resources, and activities for how to teach an effective and engaging AP world language and culture course, as well as how to build students’ competencies in the courses leading up to the AP experience.

Welcome, AP teachers! This page features the important information and resources you need to implement the AP Latin course. The AP Latin course promotes reading Latin poetry and prose with historical and literary sensitivity. Students develop linguistic skills by engaging in multiple activities, including translating poetry and prose from the required reading list. AP Latin is roughly equivalent to an upper-intermediate college or university course.

Essential Course Resources

AP Latin Course Planning and Pacing Guides

Written by AP teachers, these versatile guides demonstrate a variety of ways to plan and pace the AP Latin curriculum across one academic year. Each author brings a unique perspective to approaching the course based on his or her teaching context (e.g., demographics, schedule, school type, setting) and presents a host of ideas for activities, resources, and assessments.

  • AP Latin Course Planning and Pacing Guide 1 (.pdf/2.0MB)
    Keely Lake, Wayland Academy, WI — This course is taught at a private boarding and day school where the teacher emphasizes the importance of critical thinking, independent work, cooperative-learning activities, and creative projects.
  • AP Latin Course Planning and Pacing Guide 2 (.pdf/1.0MB)
    Teri Kawamata, Loyola High School, CA — This course is taught at a private Jesuit high school in an urban setting. The teacher emphasizes the use of technology and multimedia materials in and out of the classroom.
  • AP Latin Course Planning and Pacing Guide 3  (.pdf/1.5MB)
    Benjamin Johnson, Hampden Academy, ME — This course is taught at a public suburban high school where the teacher emphasizes the importance of analytical and critical thinking skills in the classroom.
  • AP Latin Course Planning and Pacing Guide 4  (.pdf/1.0MB)
    David R. Pellegrino, Pittsford Mendon School, NY — This course is taught at a public suburban high school where the teacher focuses on giving regular opportunities for sight-reading passages using a wide variety of sources.

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AP Exam Information and Resources

The AP Latin Exam assesses students' ability to read, comprehend, translate, and analyze Latin poetry and prose, both from the assigned readings (Vergil's Aeneid and Caesar's Gallic War) and from sight-reading passages. It will feature multiple-choice and free-response questions, as described in the AP Latin Course and Exam Description, Effective Fall 2012 (.pdf/1.0MB).

A full Practice Exam reflecting the new course is available for all AP Latin teachers in a secure location. Sign in to your course audit account for access.

AP Course Audit Information

Classroom Resources

A diverse selection of supplemental materials, including lesson plans and teaching strategies

Professional Development

  • Online Modules NEW! — Developed by educators with expertise in AP world languages and cultures instructional design, these interactive online modules are intended to provide you with strategies, resources, and activities for how to teach an effective and engaging AP world language and culture course, as well as how to build students competencies in the courses leading up to the AP experience.

    There will be two online modules for Latin, and the first is currently available below. Additional information and access to the full suite of modules is also available.
  • June–AugustAP Summer Institutes were offered for AP Latin. These workshops, which occur at different sites from June through August, will provide an in-depth look at the course and exam.
  • September–April: One-day Professional Development Workshops are offered for AP Latin.
  • To locate Summer Institutes and workshops and register, visit Professional Development for AP Latin Teachers.

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