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1 AP® SPANISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE: OVERVIEW OF THE COURSE AND CHANGES with MILYBETT LLANOS-GREMILLION and BRIAN MCDONOUGH

2 New Approach

3 Section Number of Questions Percent of Final Score Time Section I: Multiple Choice Approx. 95 minutes Part A Interpretive Communication: Print Texts 30 questions 50% Approx. 40 minutes Part B Interpretive Communication: Print and Audio Texts (combined) 35 questions Approx. 55 minutes Interpretive Communication: Audio Texts Section II: Free Response Approx. 85 minutes Interpersonal Writing: Reply 1 prompt 50% 15 minutes Presentational Writing: Persuasive Essay 1 prompt Approx. 55 minutes Interpersonal Speaking: Conversation 5 prompts 20 seconds for each response Presentational Speaking: Cultural Comparison 1 prompt 2 minutes to respond Exam changes 2014

4 Old Exam (through 2012)New Exam ( ) Reading Comprehension A set of questions for reading comprehension were based on one reading alone Interpretive Communication: Print texts (reading comprehension) A set of questions for reading comprehension may be based on one or more readings that are thematically-linked

5 Listening Comprehension Short dialogs and short narratives Listening Comprehension was based on short dialogs or short narratives with the questions stated at the end of the audio and the answer choices in the test booklet Long dialogs and long narratives Listening Comprehension was based on long dialogs or long narratives with the questions and answer choices in the test booklet. Student were given time to read the questions ahead of time. Interpretive Communication: Audio Texts Each section is based on one authentic (not made for the exam) source. Questions and answer choices are provided in the test booklet.

6 Combined listening and reading comprehension Does not exist on current exam (last exam May 2012) Interpretive Communication: Print and Audio Texts (combined listening and reading comprehension) A set of questions for listening comprehension may be based on one or more audio selections which may be accompanied by reading(s) that are thematically- linked; There will be time to preview the questions. Audio selections will be played twice with a one minute pause between each playing in order to start answering questions. After 2 nd playing, students have 15 seconds per question to respond.

7 Interpersonal Writing (10 minutes) Students write a response to a short prompt, usually informal in nature. Interpersonal Writing: reply (15 minutes) Students have 15 minutes to read an e- mail and write a reply to it. This could be a formal or informal topic.

8 Presentational Writing Students listening to one source and read two other sources and then responded to a prompt based on the three sources, synthesizing them into one cohesive essay. -5 minutes to read the printed material -Then, listening -5 minutes to plan -40 minutes to write Presentational Writing: Persuasive Essay Based on three sources (audio and print) with different viewpoints on the topic. -Six minutes to read topic and printed material -Audio then played twice -40 minutes to prepare and write essay Must present the viewpoints presented in all sources Must clearly indicate your own viewpoint and defend it thoroughly

9 Interpersonal Speaking: Simulated Conversation -30 seconds to read -Prompt given -1 minute to plan -Five 20 second responses Interpersonal Speaking: Simulated Conversation One change: Based on the sample provided, it appears they have upped the initial preparation time from 30 seconds to 1 minute.

10 Tema curricular: La belleza y la estética Tienes 1 minuto para leer la introducción. Introducción Esta es una conversación con Mariana, una companera de clase. Vas a participar en esta conversación porque ella esta organizando un desfile de moda como proyecto final en la clase de arte y diseño. Mariana Te saluda y te pide tu opinión. Tu Salúdala y dale una respuesta. Mariana Te da más detalles. Tu Responde afirmativamente y explícale cómo. Mariana Continúa la conversación y te hace otra propuesta. Tu Responde negativamente y explica por qué. Mariana Reacciona a tu respuesta y continúa la conversación. Tu Contéstale con detalles. Mariana Continúa la conversación y te hace una pregunta. Tu Propón alguna opción y despídete.

11 Presentational Speaking Students read a source, listen to a source and compare and contrast them. After listening source is played, students have 2 minutes to plan their response and then 2 minutes to speak. Presentational Speaking: Cultural Comparison 4 minutes to read a topic and prepare presentation 2 minutes to record presentation Must compare your own community with an area of the Spanish-speaking world there are familiar with. No sources to read or listen to!!!

12 Using Authentic Materials Not an exhaustive list: Newspaper/magazine articles, features, editorials, ads Maps Charts and graphics Letters Radio segments Podcasts Films Music Visual art Opinion polls

13 Example of how to integrate authentic materials La herramienta


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