AP Spanish Language and Culture
The AP Spanish Language and Culture course emphasizes communication (understanding and being understood by others) by applying interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational skills in real-life situations. This includes vocabulary usage, language control, communication strategies, and cultural awareness. The AP Spanish Language and Culture course strives not to overemphasize grammatical accuracy at the expense of communication. To best facilitate the study of language and culture, the course is taught almost exclusively in Spanish.
The AP Spanish Language and Culture course engages students in an exploration of culture in both contemporary and historical contexts. The course develops students’ awareness and appreciation
of cultural products (e.g., tools, books, music, laws, conventions, institutions); practices (patterns of social interactions within a culture); and perspectives (values, attitudes, and assumptions).
Skill Category 1
Comprehend written, audio, audiovisual, and visual text (text, pictures, and numbers).
Skill Category 2
Make interdisciplinary and cultural connections.
Skill Category 3
Interpret the content of written or audio text (words).
Skill Category 4
Make meanings from words and expressions.
Note: if the following section is blank the course is 1 semester long
Skill Category 5
Speak to Others
Communicate interpersonally by speaking with others.
Skill Category 6
Write to Others
Communicate interpersonally by writing to others.
Skill Category 7
Communicate through spoken presentations.
Skill Category 8
Present in Writing
Communicate through written presentations.