This page now features the important information and resources you need to implement the redesigned AP Spanish Literature and Culture course, which went into effect in fall 2012. AP Spanish Literature and Culture course revisions support the formal study of a representative body of literature, written in Spanish. Students have varied opportunities to develop proficiency in Spanish across a range of skills and to reflect on the many voices and cultures of the Spanish-speaking world.
Essential Course Resources
- AP Spanish Literature and Culture Course Description
Course Overview (.pdf/645KB) | Full Course Description (.pdf/2.3MB)
AP Spanish Literature and Culture Course Planning and Pacing GuidesWritten by AP teachers, these versatile guides demonstrate a variety of ways to plan and pace the AP Spanish Literature 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 Literature and Culture Course Planning and Pacing Guide 1 (.pdf/2MB)
Sandy Williamson, East Chapel Hill High School, NC
- AP Spanish Literature and Culture Course Planning and Pacing Guide 2 (.pdf/1.5MB)
Stephen D. Johnson, Lake Forest Academy, Il
- AP Spanish Literature and Culture Course Planning and Pacing Guide 3 (.pdf/1.7MB)
Gilda Nissenberg, Dr. Michael M. Krop High School, FL
- AP Spanish Literature and Culture Course Planning and Pacing Guide 4 (.pdf/3MB)
Ceida Fernández Figueroa, Baldwin School of Puerto Rico, PR
Other Core Resources
- AP Spanish Literature and Culture Glossary Of Literary Terms Spring 2013
- AP Spanish Literature and Culture Reading List
- Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century (.pdf/4MB)
- AP Spanish Literature and Culture Frequently Asked Questions
- AP Spanish Literature and Culture Development Committee
- AP Spanish Literature and Culture Open Forum 2012 (.pdf/3.5MB)
AP Exam Information and ResourcesBeginning in May 2013, the revised AP Spanish Literature and Culture Exam assesses proficiency in the Interpretive and Presentational modes of communication and will continue to feature multiple-choice and free-response questions as described in the AP Spanish Literature and Culture Course and Exam Description, Effective Fall 2012 (.pdf/2MB).
A full Practice Exam reflecting the new course is available for all AP Spanish Literature teachers in a secure location. Sign in to your course audit account for access.
AP Course Audit Information
From the College Board
From Your AP Colleagues
- Organizar a los Alumnos en la Clase de AP Literatura
- Escribir Ensayos en la Clase de AP Literatura Española
- Actividades de Repaso de Términos Literarios
- Pre-AP Strategies for "Oda a la alcachofa": A Vivid Experience with Hispanic Poetry
- Poesía Odas Elementales(.pdf/12.5KB)
- Student Unit Pre-AP Strategies for Spanish Literature
- Práctica con los tropos poéticos
- Quevedo's 'Miré los muros de la patria mia': A Presentation
- José María Heredia: En una tempestad
- El Romancero Español
- The Socio-Cultural Spaces of Quevedo's 'Miré los muros de la patria mía'
- Garcilaso y Góngora frente a frente: dos variantes de un mismo tema renacentista
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Reviews of Teaching Resources
There are currently more than 250 reviews of Spanish Literature and Culture resources, including textbooks, web sites, software, and more, in the Teachers' Resources area. Each review describes the resource and suggests ways it might be used in the classroom.
- June–August 2012: AP Summer Institutes were offered for AP Spanish Literature. These workshops, which occur at different sites from June through August, will provide an in-depth look at the revised courses and exams.
- September–December 2012: One-day Professional Development Workshops are offered for AP Spanish Literature and Culture.
- To register, visit Professional Development for AP Spanish Literature and Culture Teachers.
Background on Course and Exam Revisions
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