Spanish Language & Culture (SPAN.1212)

About the Workshop

This institute is especially designed for both new and experienced AP® Spanish Language teachers and those who are interested in teaching the AP® Spanish Language & Culture course at their schools. A broad range of topics is included so that the teacher will be prepared to offer the course with confidence. During these four days, participants will look at how to create an AP® Spanish Language and Culture Program or expand on an existing one. Teachers will receive information and strategies to help students be successful when taking the Advanced Placement Examination.

Institute Goals

  • To discuss and examine curriculum and strategies for developing advanced proficiency in the language skills of speaking, listening, reading, writing and cultural knowledge
  • To familiarize participants with the format, administration and scoring of the AP® Spanish Language & Culture Exam
  • To provide practice in taking the various sections of the AP® Spanish Language & Culture Exam and in evaluating the free-response sections using actual rubrics and student samples from this year’s Exam (or last year’s Exam whatever the case)
  • To discuss, demonstrate and use technology to enhance instruction
  • To discuss and examine appropriate instruction materials (texts, video, audio, websites, etc.) with an emphasis on authentic materials and integration of language skills
  • To improve the participant’s language proficiency by communicating in Spanish as much as possible during the Institute
  • To discuss ideas for integration of vertical teaming (when applicable)

Institute Objectives

During the course, the participant will:

  • Become thoroughly familiar with the Course’s Curricular Thematic Units as reflected in the various sections of the Exam
  • Become thoroughly familiar with the various sections of the Exam
  • Reflect on and discuss teaching methodology appropriate to an AP® Spanish Language & Culture Course
  • Familiarize him/herself with a wide range of strategies, activities and materials appropriate to teaching AP® Spanish Language & Culture
  • Design or Refine detailed AP® Spanish Language & Culture activities to be used the following year
  • Examine and evaluate a variety of print, audiovisual and electronic resources available for use in class and for reference and independent study
  • Learn how the Exam is scored and experience scoring student samples from the most recent AP® Reading using actual rubrics

Register for the 2017 Spanish Language and Culture workshop online.


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