The AP Spanish Language course is conducted completely in Spanish. All students are encourage to practice the target language consistently with their teachers and peers, to listen Spanish speaking radio station, to watch Spanish speaking television stations, and to read newspapers and magazines. The course includes an in depth coverage of grammar speaking, listening, writing, and essay writing. The course should prepare the students to take the AP Spanish Language Exam.
Improve knowledge of grammar
_. Acquire and enrich vocabulary
_. Enrich knowledge of Hispanic cultures
_. Improve listening skills
_. Improve speaking skills
_. Improve writing skills using different strategies for the ap examination
_.Improve reading skills
Students write daily for ten or 15 minutes about a topic that is given different each day, they will be graded every week. Scoring considerations focus on improvement, word choice (dictionaries are allowed) and control of grammatical structures, capitalization, punctuation and the proper use of the accent mark.
The topics may come from the book *Triangulo and Diaz, current events, student’s experiences. Debates, interviews, reporting daily news and weather. Debates motivate students to express their feelings; also help students share ideas by agreeing, disagreeing or asking questions. When students have to tell class about their point of view there is no right or wrong answer and it raises student confidence (the students are the experts). Students also can talk about their own experiences that happen in real life.
I select an audio source and give the students the theme such as a current event (local,
national or worldwide etc). Every Wednesday/Thursday five to ten minutes will be spent
On listening activities. At first I will allow the students to listen more than once to an
auditory stimulus, and may even provide a written script for longer pieces in order to
help with students’ comprehension. Consequently the audio prompt is not replayed, nor
will students be provided with printed text. The goal is always to listen for controlled
information, taking notes. Students can be asked to outline the information, complete
grids, or use graphic organizers, learning to extract details versus main ideas. After
listening, students work in pairs and share what they believe is the main idea. After
listening, students work in pairs and share what they believe is the theme and provide
three to four specific details from the listening that support their answer. Later, students
apply this strategy individually when using audio sources as inputs for both the essay and formal speaking sections on the AP Exam.
Daily work, quizzes, class participation, projects, six weeks exams, *Triangulo practice