AP 4 Spanish Language and Culture



Degrees and Certifications:

AP 4 Spanish Language and Culture

Bienvenidos a la clase de Español AP 4

The AP Spanish Language and Culture course provides students with opportunities to develop language proficiency across the three modes of communication: Interpretive, Interpersonal, and Presentational. Students learn about culture through the use of authentic materials that are representative of the Spanish-speaking world. Materials include a variety of different media, e.g., journalistic and literary works, podcasts, interviews, movies, charts, and graphs. AP Spanish Language and Culture is a language acquisition course designed to provide students with the necessary skills and intercultural understanding to enable them to communicate successfully in an environment where Spanish is spoken and as such, is an immersion experience requiring almost exclusive use of Spanish. CB

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). CB
AP themes to be covered include: 
   Families and Aesthetics
  Science and Technology 
  Beauty and Aesthetics               

  Contemporary Life
  Global Challenges        
  Personal and Public Identities             
 (College Board)

  Curricular Requirements

The teacher uses the target language almost exclusively in  class and encourages students to do likewise.



AP Exam: Every student is HIGHLY encouraged to take the AP Spanish Language and Culture Exam on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, as this course is designed to prepare the students for success on the exam!


Format of Assessment

Section I: Multiple Choice | 65 Questions | ~ 95 Minutes | 50% of Exam Score

  • Part A: 30 questions; ~40 minutes
    • Interpretive Communication: Print Texts
  • Part B: 35 Questions; ~55 minutes
    • Interpretive Communication: Print and Audio Texts (combined)
    • Interpretive Communication: Audio Texts

Section II: Free Response | 4 Tasks | ~ 85 Minutes | 50% of Exam Score

  • Interpersonal Writing: Email Reply (1 prompt; 15 minutes)
  • Presentational Writing: Persuasive Essay (1 prompt; ~55 minutes total: 15 minutes to review materials plus 40 minutes to write)
  • Interpersonal Speaking: Conversation (5 prompts; 20 seconds for each response)
  • Presentational Speaking: Cultural Comparison (1 prompt; 6 minutes)

   College Board


 Using dictionaries or other reference works during the exam are not allowed. The directions printed inside the exam booklets are in both English and Spanish.