COURSEDESCRIPTIONSAP SPANISH LITERATURE & CULTURE
The AP Spanish Literature and Culture course is designed to provide students with a learning experience equivalent to that of an introductory college course in literature written in Spanish. The course introduces students to the formal study of a representative body of texts from Peninsular Spanish, Latin American, and U.S. Hispanic literature. In particular, the course encourages students to reflect on the many voices and cultures included in a rich and diverse body of literature written in Spanish — with special attention to critical reading and analytical writing. Emphasis is placed on approaching the study of literature through global, historical and contemporary cultural contexts. A key objective is to encourage students not only to understand and retell the content of the texts they read but also to relate that content to literary, historical, sociocultural, and geopolitical contexts in Spanish.
AP SPANISH LANGUAGE & CULTURE
The AP Spanish Language & Culture course is conducted completely in Spanish. Students expand their communication skills in Spanish through daily classroom with authentic resources like newspapers, magazine articles, letters, internet articles, as well as through the reading of short stories and literary texts. As the students grapple with the topics and themes provided by the different sources, they improve their oral and written expression in a variety of styles from describing and summarizing to inquiring, and persuading in the most appropriate register according to the audience.
SPANISH LANGUAGE ARTS & CULTURE A
Spanish Language & Culture A is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in the four major language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The focus is primarily to teach beginning Spanish grammar, oral communication, and reading comprehension.
SPANISH II (Advanced)
The emphasis of Spanish II is to develop a more standardized level of Spanish. Students will develop an advanced command of Spanish and increase their level of proficiency and communication skills. Students will develop knowledge of Spanish-speaking countries, culture, and people. A further refinement of oral and written language skills will be emphasized through literature, contemporary events, historical essays, and multimedia resources.