Advanced Placement Spanish Language and Culture (05050570)

Advanced Placement Spanish Language and Culture (05050570)


1.0 Credit; Weighted
Length: Year; Format: Meets Daily
Grades: 11, 12
Prerequisite(s): Spanish 4H with “B” or above and teacher recommendation or Spanish 4A with an “A”, teacher recommendation, and extensive summer work, and a test before the start of the school year

This course is offered in a total immersion environment for academically outstanding students that are self-motivated and independent learners that enjoy studying the Spanish Language. The course is the equivalent of a university level course and therefore places rigorous demands on students and proceeds at an accelerated pace. This course focuses on Interpersonal, Interpretive and Presentational modes of communication emphasizing cultural awareness within six thematic units. These themes are: 1) global challenges, 2) science and technology, 3) contemporary life, 4) personal and public identities, 5) family and communities and 6) beauty and aesthetics. Students will acquire idiomatic expressions, expand their vocabulary, and refine their grammatical skills with the use of authentic media sources in Spanish. This class is conducted entirely in Spanish. Students enrolled in this course are expected to take the AP exam in May.