LOS TEMAS DEL EXAMEN AP

  • LOS TEMAS DEL EXAMEN AP 2015-6


    AP Spanish Language and Culture Exam Format

    AP Spanish Language and Culture Course Overview

    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 almost 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).


    RECOMMENDED PREREQUISITES


    There are no prerequisites; however, students are typically in their fourth year of high school–level Spanish language study. In the case of native or heritage speakers, there may be a different course of study leading to this course.



    Course Themes



    The AP Spanish Language and Culture course is structured around six themes:


    • Beauty and Aesthetics
    • Science and Technology
    • Contemporary Life
    • Families and Communities
    • Global Challenges
    • Personal and Public Identities



    Themes facilitate the integration of language, content, and culture and promote the use of the language in a variety of contexts. The themes may be combined, as they are interrelated.


    World Languages and Cultures Learning Objectives



    The AP Spanish Language and Culture course provides students with opportunities to demonstrate their proficiency at the Intermediate to Pre-Advanced range in each of the three modes of communication described in the ACTFL Performance Descriptors for Language Learners.




    Students are expected to:


    • Engage in spoken interpersonal communication;
    • Engage in written interpersonal communication;
    • Synthesize information from a variety of authentic audio, visual, and audiovisual resources;
    • Synthesize information from a variety of authentic written and print resources;
    • Plan, produce, and present spoken presentational communications; and
    • Plan





    SectionNumber of QuestionsPercent of Final ScoreTime
    Section I: Multiple ChoiceApprox. 95 minutes
    Part AInterpretive Communication: Print Texts30 questions50%Approx. 40 minutes
    Part BInterpretive Communication: Print and Audio Texts (combined)35 questionsApprox. 55 minutes
    Interpretive Communication: Audio Texts
    Section II: Free ResponseApprox. 85 minutes
    Interpersonal Writing: Email Reply1 prompt50%15 minutes
    Presentational Writing: Persuasive Essay1 promptApprox. 55 minutes
    Interpersonal Speaking: Conversation5 prompts20 seconds for each response
    Presentational Speaking: Cultural Comparison1 prompt2 minutes to respond






    • LOS DESAFÍOS MUNDIALES
    • LA CIENCIA Y LA TECNOLOGÍA
    • LA VIDA CONTEMPORÁNEA
    • LAS IDENTIDADES PERSONALES Y PÚBLICAS
    • LA FAMILIA Y LAS COMUNIDADES
    • LA BELLEZA Y LA ESTÉTICA