AP Spanish Language and Culture
The AP Spanish Language and Culture course emphasizes communication (understanding and being understood by others) by applying interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational skills in real-life situations. This includes vocabulary usage, language control, communication strategies, and cultural awareness. The AP Spanish Language and Culture course strives not to overemphasize grammatical accuracy at the expense of communication. To best facilitate the study of language and culture, the course is taught exclusively in Spanish. The AP Spanish Language and Culture course engages students in an exploration of culture in both contemporary and historical contexts. The course develops students’ awareness and appreciation of cultural products (e.g., tools, books, music, laws, conventions, institutions); practices (patterns of social interactions within a culture); and perspectives (values, attitudes, and assumptions). The course is equivalent to university level curriculum and is offered with the option of taking the advanced placement exam in Spanish language for university placement and/or credit. It is highly recommended that students have successfully completed Spanish 4 or Spanish Language Arts 2 prior to this course.
- Recommended Grades: 11-12
- Course Number: FOR2070
- Credits: 1 credit
- Note: Elective
- Prerequisite Recommendation: It is highly recommended that students have successfully completed Spanish 4 or Spanish Literature and Spanish Language Arts 2 prior to this course.