AP Spanish Language and Culture

AP Spanish Language and Culture
Instructor Information

Mr. Corey Schuld

Email: [email protected]

Textbook Information

AP Spanish: Preparing for the Language and Culture Examination 

Author: Jose M. Diaz

Publisher: Pearson 

Course Description

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).

Summer Information

Summer Academy:

Dates: July 30th and 31st

Time: 8:00 am -12:00 pm 

Locations: Room 327

Workload - recommended skills/courses to take for the class  
Links to Study Guides / Websites

AP College Board Course Overview - AP Spanish Language and Culture

Websites students may use when completing current evernts:

www.bbcmundo.com

www.univision.com

http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/noticas.html

http://www.prensaecrita.com/

www.elpais.com

http://www.un.org/spanish/News

http://espanol.news.yahoo.com/

http://www.veintemundos.com/en 

 

Websites students may use to enhance their listening skills:

www.notesinspanish.com

www.rtve.es/ree/

http://www.vmetv.com/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/mh

http://www.20minutos.es/

 

Dictionary Website:

www.wordreference.com

 

Spanish grammar review websites:

http://personal.colby.edu/~bknelson/SLC/