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Grade:

12

Advanced Placement, Articulated Credits, World Languages

Advanced Placement

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This is a year long course that requires selection of both semesters: S1 and S2. AP Spanish Language is intended for students who wish to develop their proficiency in all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students who enroll should already have knowledge of the language and culture of Spanish-speaking peoples and should have attained a reasonable proficiency in listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. This class requires extra time and effort to be successful on the AP Exam. The course is taught entirely in Spanish, following the suggested Advanced Placement curriculum and the Abriendo Paso series. Conversational skills and vocabulary are developed and increased, and the students are expected to use only Spanish in class. All tenses and basic grammar points are reviewed, and there is a study and practice of the subjunctive. Reading and composition activities are based upon selected short stories from Spain and Latin America, including Borges, Cortazar, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Quiroga, Cisneros, Esquivel, Franco, Unamuno, and selected short novels. Students will develop conversational skills through formal and informal oral presentations. Students are expected to take the AP Exam in May.

Outcomes:

  • Engage in intermediate to advanced conversation: provide and obtain information, express feelings, emotions and personal needs, and exchange opinions
  • Understand and interpret advanced written and spoken language on a variety of topics
  • Present information, concepts, and ideas to an audience of listeners or readers on a variety of topics, demonstrating an advanced level of vocabulary and grammatical structure
  • Demonstrate an advanced understanding on a variety of topics that include novels with Spanish authors. Understand relationships between the practices, perspectives, and products of the Spanish-speaking cultures studied
  • Acquire information and recognize the distinctive viewpoints that are only available through the Spanish language and its cultures
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the nature of language through comparisons of Spanish and English
  • Show evidence of becoming life-long learners by using the Spanish language both within and beyond the school setting

FL400-S1 – Spanish IV S1 AND FL400-S2 – Spanish IV S2

If you take this course, you must also take FL703-S1 – AP Spanish V S1