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AP Spanish Language and Culture Course Home Page

New Online Modules Available!

Developed by educators with expertise in AP world languages and cultures instructional design, this suite of interactive online modules is 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’ communicative 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 Spanish Language and Culture course. The AP Spanish Language and Culture course integrates the National Standards — Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities.

Essential Course Resources

Key assets for understanding and teaching the redesigned course.

AP Spanish Language and Culture Course Planning and Pacing Guides

Written by AP teachers, these versatile guides demonstrate a variety of ways to plan and pace the AP Spanish Language and Culture 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 Spanish Language and Culture Course Planning and Pacing Guide (.pdf/1.17MB)
    Ann H. Mar, Alamo Heights High School, TX — This course is taught at a public suburban high school where the teacher employs portfolio assessment and uses differentiated instruction to address varying linguistic needs for all students. Students engage with Spanish-speaking communities outside of the classroom throughout the course.
  • AP Spanish Language and Culture Course Planning and Pacing Guide (.pdf/1.22MB)
    Cathy Soud, The Bolles School, FL — This course is taught at a private pre-K-12 school in a suburban setting. The teacher emphasizes the use of authentic materials and capitalizes on the strengths and needs of students to create an engaging and cooperative environment.
  • AP Spanish Language and Culture Course Planning and Pacing Guide (.pdf/1.28MB)
    Brian Scott, Lake Zurich High School, IL — This course is taught at a public suburban high school where students are placed in cooperative learning groups to increase spoken interpersonal communication. The teacher emphasizes weekly use of a digital language lab.
  • AP Spanish Language and Culture Course Planning and Pacing Guide (.pdf/1.19MB)
    Clarissa Adams Fletcher, Dunwoody High School, GA — This course is taught at a public suburban high school and is completed over one semester on a block schedule. Students create digital portfolios to monitor their own learning and cultural growth throughout the course as they focus on a wide range of interdisciplinary topics.

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AP Exam Information and Resources

The AP Spanish Language and Culture Exam assesses student proficiencies in the Interpersonal, Interpretive, and Presentational modes of communication, as described in the AP Spanish Language and Culture Course and Exam Description, Effective Fall 2013 (.pdf/2.11MB).

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

AP Course Audit Information

Syllabus Development Guide, Sample Syllabi, and more.

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