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AP Spanish Language and Culture

A 10th, 11th, or 12th Grade Elective Course: AP Spanish Language and Culture

Teacher: Mrs. Rogers: E-mail: [email protected]

Calendario semanal

martes, el 31

Sueño de una tarde dominical cuadro de Diego Rivera


miércoles, el 1

Cómo escribir un ensayo persuasivo


jueves, el 2

Ensayo: Las redes sociales ¿ayudan o no a socializar a los jóvenes?

APSP p.232 # 6

viernes, el 3

Interpersonal Speaking Conversations

APSP p. 253




Quinta semana



lunes, el 6

No hay clases


martes, el 7

La Caperucita Roja/¿pretérito o imperfecto?


miércoles, el 8

Presentational Speaking/Cultural Comparison


APSP Act. # 12 ¿Qué importancia tienen las artes en tu comunidad?

jueves, el 9

Pretérito/verbos regulares e irregulares

Una Vez Más

viernes, el 10

Sobre cónclaves y Papas

Telediario de España




Sexta semana



lunes, el 13

E-mail Reply

APSP p. 198 Actividad.# 7

martes, el 14

Print and Audio Text

APSP p. 139 Actividad # 13

miércoles, el 15

El futuro y el futuro inmediato

Una Vez Más

jueves, el 16

La fiesta de pan/cuadro de Joaquín Sorolla


viernes, el 17

El pan en nuestra sociedad/ explica la importancia para ti y tu familia


Séptima semana



lunes, el 20

El presente del subjuntivo/cambios ortográficos

Una Vez Más

martes, el 21

La carne de caballo

Telediario de España



Course Activities:

1. Newspapers. Activities might include having students read an article of interest and then summarize it; group reading followed by regrouping and explanation (jigsaw); reading similar articles in different newspapers and comparing coverage, editorial style, bias, etc.

2. Magazines. Many Spanish language magazines are available that are of interest to high school students. Activities suggested for newspapers, above, would be appropriate for magazines as well.

3. Government publications. Most government agencies offer Spanish versions of important publications such as driver manuals, tax information and forms, and travel alerts. Forms from your state or the Federal Government, are accessed on the Internet.

3. Realia: Is obtained, via trips abroad or to a nearby Hispanic community, brochures, flyers, maps, travel guides, and any other written item designed for native speakers.

4. The entire course is conducted in Spanish. By the time students arrive at the Advanced Placement course, they are expected to have a basic fluency and understanding of the spoken language. By speaking only Spanish in class, students will have the practice of building fluency, perfecting accent and intonation, increasing vocabulary, and expressing more complicated ideas. The inter-student conversation is required to be exclusively in Spanish, as well.

5. Classroom debates. Controversial topics of interest to the student are used. The teacher facilitates as moderator, and explains necessary grammar or vocabulary as they come up in context, but do not allow one word of English, and let the students do most of the talking. Students are graded according to participation, so that each student feels the need to speak.

6.Recorded speech. Students submit periodically audio recordings in which they respond to a prompt similar to the task in the exam.  

7.Telephone conversations. Conversations should be natural, in order to simulate the informal speaking task on the exam.

Comments from Instructor:

The AP Spanish Language and Culture class  and the AP examination are both designed not only for the native speakers, but also to any student who has done well in Spanish 1, 2 and 3 and would like to further their studies in the language. Everyone is welcome!