AP Spanish Language and Culture is an advanced course equivalent to the fifth semester of college studies in Spanish. This course is designed to help students to develop and demonstrate their level of competency in Spanish through three modes of communication:

1.     Receptive or Interpretative Communication

2.     Interactive or Interpersonal Communication

3.     Productive or Expositive Communication

Students will achieve a high level of competency in Spanish and will integrate their linguistic skills using authentic sources, in order to be able to communicate in real life situations. They will be able to use the language to:

  • understand spoken Spanish intended to a native speaker in a variety of situations, types of discourse, themes, registers, and regional varieties;
  • understand a wide variety of written authentic sources;
  • maintain a conversation with native speakers of Spanish in different contexts;
  • express ideas in written or spoken forms with correction and fluency, in such a way that will be comprehensible to native speakers of Spanish in different situations, types of discourse, themes, and registers;
  • widen their comprehension and use of vocabulary and idiomatic expressions:
  • acquire a wide knowledge of the culture, history, and current events in Spanish speaking countries so that they could interpret social situations and interact appropriately with native speakers.

At the end of the course, students are expected to take the AP Spanish Language and Culture Exam.