Offered to Grades 11-12
1 credit (Middlebury FuelEd)
The AP Spanish Language and Culture course is an advanced language course in which students acquire proficiencies that expand their cognitive, analytical, and communicative skills. The AP Spanish Language and Culture course prepares students for the AP Spanish Language and Culture exam. It uses as its foundation the three modes of communication (Interpersonal, Interpretive, and Presentational) as defined in the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the twenty-first century.
AP Spanish is not available to part-time students.
The course is designed as an immersion experience and is conducted almost exclusively in Spanish. In addition, all student work, practices, projects, participation, and assessments are in Spanish. The course teaches language structures in context and focuses on the development of fluency to convey meaning. Students explore culture in both contemporary and historical contexts to develop an awareness and appreciation of cultural products, practices, and perspectives.
In addition, students participate in a forum where they are able to share their own opinions and comments about various topics and comment on other students’ posts. The course also makes great use of the Internet for updated and current material. This course has been built around the practices published in the AP Spanish Language and Culture Course and Exam Description.
Because this course is offered through a third-party curriculum, the course assigned in Ignitia will not reflect the correct percentage complete (if viewed from the parent portal or the student's Ignitia account).
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