Effective Fall 2013
We've updated the AP Spanish Language and Culture course home page on AP Central to include information that was previously available on this website. The AP Spanish Language and Culture page on AP Central should now serve as your home base for information and resources aligned with the redesigned course.
- AP Practice Exam
A full AP Spanish Language and Culture Practice Exam and sample student responses and scoring commentaries that reflect course revisions are now available. Since many teachers lobbied for putting practice exams in a secure environment, teachers can access the exam from their AP Course Audit accounts (not AP Central). To access it, log in and click the Secure Documents link in the Resources section of your Course Status Page.
Note that practice exams are for classroom use only. To ensure their integrity, please keep them in a secure location; do not give them to students as take-home assignments; make sure to collect them after administering them in class; and do not post them on school or other websites. Teachers may use questions from the practice exam to create shorter assessments, as long as they are paper-based, administered in the classroom, and collected from students following the testing period.
- AP Course Audit
The AP Course Audit ensures that teachers have a thorough understanding of the redesigned AP Spanish Language and Culture course requirements. Teachers have options for creating a syllabus. They can either revise and submit their own syllabus or adopt one of the four Annotated Sample Syllabi. January 31, 2014 is the deadline for submitting a revised syllabus.
- AP Exam
In May 2014, students will take the revised AP Spanish Language and Culture Exam, which measures student proficiency in the three modes of communication described in the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century. Download the AP Spanish Language and Culture Course and Exam Description to learn more and view sample multiple-choice and free-response questions.
- Professional Development
AP offers a range of professional development options, including one-day, face-to-face workshops and AP Summer Institutes, which demonstrate practical ways to design and implement rigorous curricula and prepare students for success on the revised exam.
Join the AP Spanish Language and Culture Teacher Community, an online forum, moderated by fellow educators, where AP teachers connect with colleagues, share classroom materials, and exchange ideas.