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New Online Modules Available!

Developed by experts in AP instructional design, these interactive online modules will provide you with strategies, resources, and activities for teaching an effective AP world language and culture course and building students' communicative competencies in the courses leading up to AP.

Welcome, AP Teachers! The AP Latin course focuses on the in-depth study of selections from two of the greatest works in Latin literature: Vergil's Aeneid and Caesar's Gallic War. The course requires students to prepare and translate the readings and place these texts in a meaningful context, which helps develop critical, historical, and literary sensitivities. Throughout the course, students consider themes in the context of ancient literature and bring these works to life through classroom discussions, debates, and presentations. Additional English readings from both of these works help place the Latin readings in a significant context.

Essential Course Resources

AP Latin Course and Exam Description (PDF/1.12MB)
— February 2012

This is the core document for this course. It clearly lays out the course content and describes the exam and the AP program in general.

Essential Exam Resources

The Exam Information page has full details about the current exam and provides access to former test questions.

The Free-Response Questions index provides questions from the most recent exam and exams from previous years.

A full practice exam is available by logging in to your AP Course Audit account.

Access online score reports for your students.

AP Course Audit Information

The AP Course Audit provides teachers and administrators with clear guidelines on curricular and resource requirements, textbook recommendations, and more. All schools wishing to label a course "AP" must submit a subject-specific AP Course Audit form and the course syllabus for each teacher of that AP course. Your course page has course planning resources, such as curricular requirements, syllabus development guides, sample syllabi, and more.

Visit the AP Course Audit site to log in or create an account.

Professional Development

The College Board offers both face-to-face and online professional development workshops, available for new and experienced AP teachers as well as AP coordinators and administrators. Led by experienced instructors, subject-specific AP workshops provide educators with the support and training needed to develop effective strategies for teaching an AP course.

Classroom Resources

The Teacher Community lets you share resources and teaching strategies with fellow educators.

The Classroom Resources page provides a diverse selection of supplemental materials, including lesson plans and teaching strategies, from the College Board and your AP colleagues.

The AP Latin Student page has valuable information and resources for your students.

Course and Exam Redesign

The AP Latin Course and Exam were redesigned in 2012. The Key Goals of Course Revisions (.pdf/140KB) were informed by a Consortium of Experts (.pdf/185KB).

College Board Store

Find AP Latin publications, released exams, and more in the College Board Store.

AP and Higher Education

Higher Education professionals play a key role developing AP courses and exams, setting credit and placement policies, and scoring student work. The AP Higher Ed site features information on recruitment and admission, advising and placement, and more.

This chart shows recommended scores for granting credit, and how much credit should be awarded, for each AP course. Your students can look up credit and placement policies for colleges and universities on the AP Credit Policy search.

Meet the current Development Committee for AP Latin.

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