This course is focused on preparing students for the AP Spanish Language Examination. The course covers the equivalent of a third year college course. Since the exam covers the areas of reading, speaking, writing and listening the course is structured to perfect those skills through exposure to high level, native speaker, materials.
The purpose of the AP Spanish Language Course is to prepare students for the end-of-year AP Spanish Language Examination. The materials used are designed to practice the four skills necessary to achieve fluency at a near-native speaker level, namely reading, writing, speaking and listening.
The class is conducted entirely in Spanish. In order to attain accuracy and ease of expression in the spoken language, students must communicate all thoughts and needs in Spanish both to fellow students and to the instructor at all times. This is one of the most important components of the course.
The textbooks and workbooks give students daily practice in comprehension of reading and accuracy in writing. Workbooks give students the opportunity to assess their grammar and vocabulary skills.
In addition, the internet resources listed offer a combination of practice in grammar and vocabulary, with writing and listening. For fluency and comprehension of spoken Spanish, students listen to audio cassettes and watch Spanish television programs.
Learning about the culture is provided through both TV programs and "Think Spanish" magazine.
Pre-requisite: Honors Spanish III & Teacher Recommendation