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AP Spanish Literature and Culture Course Home Page

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Developed by an educator with expertise in AP world languages and cultures instructional design, this interactive online module is intended to provide you with guidance, strategies, and resources for developing a strong world language and culture program that builds towards an effective AP program.

Welcome, AP teachers! This page features the important information and resources you need to implement the AP Spanish Literature and Culture course. The AP Spanish Literature and Culture course supports the formal study of a representative body of literature, written in Spanish. Students have varied opportunities to continue 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

Key documents for understanding and teaching the course.

AP Spanish Literature 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 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 — This course is taught in a public suburban high school where the teacher emphasizes small group work to strengthen interpersonal communication. The course includes a strong writing focus and interdisciplinary work.
  • AP Spanish Literature and Culture Course Planning and Pacing Guide 2 (.pdf/1.5MB)
    Stephen D. Johnson, Lake Forest Academy, Il — This course is taught at an independent, college-preparatory school in a suburban setting. The teacher includes a strong cultural focus and emphasizes the importance of interaction with the local Hispanic community.
  • AP Spanish Literature and Culture Course Planning and Pacing Guide 3 (.pdf/1.7MB)
    Gilda Nissenberg, Dr. Michael M. Krop High School, FL — This course is taught at an urban public high school where the teacher approaches the course by genre and organizes instruction chronologically within each genre. The teacher includes art, music, and film to support instruction. (Presented in Spanish)
  • AP Spanish Literature and Culture Course Planning and Pacing Guide 4 (.pdf/3MB)
    Ceida Fernández Figueroa, Baldwin School of Puerto Rico, PR — This course is taught at an independent school in suburban Puerto Rico where the teacher organizes the course thematically and connects works of different genres and time periods through their themes. (Presented in Spanish)

Other Core Resources

AP Exam Information and Resources

The AP Spanish Literature and Culture Exam assesses proficiency in the Interpretive and Presentational modes of communication and features 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 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

Classroom Resources

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

Note: These materials were developed in support of the course before it was redesigned in 2013, but they still provide relevant information for teaching Spanish Literature.

Professional Development

Background on Course and Exam Revisions

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