Emphasizing the use of Spanish for active communication in real-life tasks, AP Spanish Language & Culture focuses on developing students’ abilities in the interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational modes of communication and strengthening cultural competencies through theme-based instruction. Students will be exposed to a variety of authentic resources, such as newspapers, magazines, podcasts, blogs, advertisements, television programs, films, music, video clips, and literature. Grammar and vocabulary are developed through contextualized study. By the end of the course, students will have an expansive vocabulary and a solid, working knowledge of all verb forms and tenses. Instruction and written and verbal communication will be conducted almost exclusively in Spanish. This course is comparable to a high-intermediate or advanced low-level Spanish-language college course.
This course aligns with the College Board’s learning goals for AP Spanish Language and Culture.
- Spanish I, Spanish II, and Spanish III (required)
- Spanish IV (strongly recommended)
- Native speakers of Spanish and advanced students who have completed Spanish III may be assessed for placement.
Course Texts and Materials
- None; all resources are provided within the course.
- A Spanish–English dictionary
Starting 2021–2022: Offered in two half-credit semesters.
- 24064 AP Spanish Language & Culture Sem 1 (0.5 cr)
- Full Year, Semester 1 (fall, 18 weeks)
- Fall Block, Semester 1 (early fall, 9 weeks)
- Spring Block, Semester 1 (early spring, 9 weeks)
- 24064 AP Spanish Language & Culture Sem 2 (0.5 cr)
- Full Year, Semester 2 (spring, 18 weeks)
- Fall Block, Semester 2 (late fall, 9 weeks)
- Spring Block, Semester 2 (late spring, 9 weeks)