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St. Margaret’s Episcopal School: AP® Spanish Language and Culture

Perfect your Spanish speaking and writing skills while learning about the cultural aspects of the Spanish-speaking world to prepare for the AP* Spanish Language and Culture exam.
AP® Spanish Language and Culture
10 weeks
4–6 hours per week
Instructor-led on a course schedule
This course is archived

About this course

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AP® Spanish Language and Culture is a challenging course taught exclusively in Spanish that helps students to improve their proficiency across the three modes of communication: Interpretive, Interpersonal and Presentational. This course is designed to help you prepare for the AP exam, and focuses on the integration of authentic resources including online print, audio, and audiovisual resources, as well as traditional print resources such as literature, essays, and magazine and newspaper articles. Students will communicate using advanced vocabulary and linguistic structures as they build proficiency in all modes of communication toward the advanced level. Class is conducted completely in Spanish and includes frequent writing and integration of skills with a review of grammatical structures, which are troublesome for second-language learners. Advanced organizational and analytical strategies are taught, and students will complete the course feeling better prepared to take the AP exam.

This course is authorized as an Advanced Placement® (AP®) course by the AP Course Audit. The AP Course Audit was created by the College Board to give schools and students the confidence that all AP courses meet or exceed the same clearly articulated curricular expectations of colleges and universities.

By taking an AP course and scoring successfully on the related AP Exam, students can:

  • Stand Out in College Admissions
  • Earn College Credits
  • Skip Introductory Classes
  • Build College Skills

Advanced Placement® and AP® are trademarks registered and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, these offerings.

At a glance

  • Institution:

    St. Margaret’s Episcopal School

  • Subject: Humanities
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Prerequisites:

    AP Spanish Language and Culture is an advanced language course. It is imperative that you have taken at least three years of high school Spanish and have a high proficiency in spoken and written Spanish.

  • Language: Español
  • Video Transcript: Español
  • Associated skills:Spanish Language, Auditing, Presentations, Writing, Communications, Integration, Vocabulary

What you'll learn

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  • Familiarity with the six themes and subthemes for the AP Spanish Language and Culture Exam
  • How to make cultural comparisons between your community and a community, region or country in the Spanish-speaking world
  • How to improve your written interpersonal communication skills by writing about your opinions on topics relevant to the Spanish-speaking world
  • How to improve your interpretive communication skills by reading and writing about current events in the Spanish-speaking world

Modules (weekly or bi-weekly): These may include homework, quizzes, recordings and/or emails.
Module 1: Las identidades personales y públicas

  • Week 1 - “Naranjas,” Gramática, ser v. Estar
  • Week 2 - ¿Cómo somos? Gramática, el pretérito y el imperfecto

Module 2: Las familias y las comunidades

  • Week 3 - La geografía humana, Gramática, el futuro y el condicional
  • Week 4 - “Ella o yo,” cortometraje. Gramática, el presente del subjuntivo

Module 3: La vida contemporanea

  • Week 5 - Oficinas más alegres, Gramática, el imperfecto del subjuntivo y el pluscuamperfecto del subjuntivo

Module 4: La belleza y la estética

  • Week 6 - El arte
  • Week 7 - Se debe prohibir la cirugía estética a los menores de edad. Gramática, cláusulas de si

Module 5: La ciencia y la tecnología

  • Week 8 - “Nosotros, No” y el suicidio asistido

Module 6: Los desafíos mundiales

  • Week 9 - El trabajo infantil y el acceso a la educación

Module 7:

  • Week 10 - Practice activities and the Final exam

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