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Are you Ready for the New AP Spanish Language and Culture Test?

     Will your students be ready for the new test?  Are you familiar with the requirements of the new syllabus, the new persuasive essay, the new cultural presentation?  I wasn’t.

     Several years ago, the College Board overhauled  the AP Spanish Language and Culture Test.  Right after I had spent a year working 12-hour days to create what I thought were awesome resources for AP Spanish.  Has that ever happened to you?  I was NOT happy.  

     So, I began researching in earnest to find AP Spanish materials on the internet.  I was not going to do that all over again.  Alas, no such materials announced themselves and I was back to square one.  One more year of 12-hour days.  

    Now the good news:  I have done all the work for you.  Why should you kill yourself while your colleagues who teach the lower levels go home at 3:00, leaving you to correct essays, "conversaciones simuladas, presentaciones orales” for two hours a day?  Only to leave an unfinished stack on your desk as, rubbing your throbbing temples, you haul your backpack out the door.

     My “AP Spanish Lesson Plans and Curriculum for an Entire Year” is kid-tested:  Since I have been teaching AP Spanish, only two students have not passed, and I’m not counting one of them since she was sick for a long period of time.  Also, all my students who skipped Spanish Four entirely, going straight from Spanish Three to AP Spanish passed the test, and with less time to prepare than students on a regular schedule, only 3.5 months on the block.

     This curriculum meets all the Learning Objectives set forth by the College Board and is based upon the three modes of communication: Interpretive, Interpersonal, and Presentational and the six themes:  La belleza y la estética, la vida contemporánea, las familias y las comunidades, los desafíos mundiales, las identidades personales y públicas, y la ciencia y la tecnología.

     More good news:  most schools will pay for this curriculum when they realize that it will help students succeed on the AP Spanish Test and may boost the school’s AP Scores.  Ask your school to pay for the "AP Lesson Plans and Curriculum for an Entire Year” and then sit back because all you have to do is correct papers.  No prep work for you!

     Happy Teaching!

Are your students ready for the New AP Spanish Language and Culture Exam?