To provide context and content for students to develop their skills in the modes of communication, AP Japanese Language and Culture takes a thematic approach. This framework provides a clear and detailed description of the course requirements necessary for student success. The framework specifies what students must know, be able to do, and understand to qualify for college credit or placement. There are also many suggested authentic resources to support instruction throughout. The AP Japanese Language and Culture framework is made up of six units. As always, you have the flexibility to organize the course content as you like.
AP Latin is designed to provide advanced high school students with a rich and rigorous Latin course, approximately equivalent to an upper-intermediate (typically 4th or 5th semester) college or university Latin course. AP Latin students prepare and translate the required Latin readings with an accuracy that reflects precise understanding of the Latin in all its details; they also read and comprehend passages at sight, even if not with full understanding of every detail. Required readings include selections from Vergil’s Aeneid and Caesar’s Commentaries of the Gallic War both in Latin and English.
The primary objective of this course is to prepare the students to successfully take the AP Spanish exam. The AP Spanish exam requires a very well developed ORAL PROFICIENCY. It also requires a strong listening comprehension and/or responding to questions orally and in written form in Spanish. The AP Spanish course focuses on practicing for all four parts of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing) through the year; using a wide variety of AP textbooks and supplementary materials. In addition students are responsible for daily essays and four term projects which include all four basic skills of language learning.
The AP Spanish Literature & Culture course uses a thematic approach to introduce students to representative texts (short stories, novels, poetry, and essays) from Peninsular Spanish, Latin American, and United States Hispanic literature. The course also includes a strong focus on cultural connections and comparisons, including exploration of various media(e.g., art, film, articles, and literary criticisms).