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WL8010: AP Spanish Language and Culture

Course Description

Are you a Spanish speaker or writer looking to write with precision- read non fiction and literary text and speak formally? AP Spanish Language and Culture is designed to offer you a learning experience that is equivalent to those in upper level college courses for native or non-native speakers. Through rigorous speaking- reading and writing activities- you will develop a richer vocabulary- appreciate literature from Spanish speaking cultures- as well as gain the confidence to interpret informational resources in news and popular culture. You will explore global themes such as Beauty and Aesthetics- Global Challenges- Personal and Public Identities- and Science and Technology. In addition- you will practice and refine your ability to speak and present your perspectives using language that clearly expresses the nuances necessary for global communication. This class is conducted entirely in Spanish. Previous Course Name: AP Spanish

Essential Standards

  • Interpersonal Communication: Learners interact and negotiate meaning in spoken, signed, or written conversations to share information, reactions, feelings, and opinions. (1.1)
  • Interpretive Communication: Learners understand, interpret, and analyze what is heard, read, or viewed on a variety of topics. (1.2)
  • Presentational Communication: Learners present information, concepts, and ideas to inform, explain, persuade, and narrate on a variety of topics using appropriate media and adapting to various audiences of listeners, readers, or viewers. (1.3)
  • Relational Cultural Practices to Perspectives: Learners use the language to investigate, expain, and reflect on the relationship between the practices and perspectives of the cultures studied. (2.1)
  • Relational Cultural Products to Perspectives: Learners use the language to investigate, explain, and reflect on the relationship between the products and perspectives of the cutlures studied. (2.2)
  • Making Connections: Learners build, reinforce, and expand their knowledge of other disciplines while using the language to develop critical thinking and to solve problems creatively. (3.1)
  • Acquiring Information and Diverse Perspectives: Learners access and evaluate information and diverse perspectives that are available through the language and its cultures. (3.2)
  • Language Comparisons: Learners use the language to investigate, explain, and reflect on the nature of language through comparisons of the language studied and their own. (4.1)
  • Cultural Comparisons: Learners use the language to investigate, explain, and reflect on the concept of culture through comparisons of the cultures studied and their own. (4.2)
  • School and Global Communities: Learners use the language both within and beyond the classroom to interact and collaborate in the community and the globalized world. (5.1)
  • Lifelong Learner: Learners set goals and reflect on their progress in using languages for enjoyment, enrichment, and advancement. (5.2)
  • Communication: Communicate efffectively in more than one language in order to function in a variety of situations and for multiple purposes. (1.WL)
  • Cultures: Interact with cultural competence and understanding (2.WL)
  • Connections: Connect with other disciplines and acquire information and diverse perspectives in order to use the language to function in academic and career-related situations. (3.WL)
  • Comparisons: Develop insight into the nature of language and culture in order to interact with cultural competence. (4.WL)
  • Communities: Communicate and interact with cultural competence in order to participate in multilingual communities at home and around the world. (5.WL)