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WLG500: AP Spanish Language

Scope & Sequence : Scope & Sequence documents describe what is covered in a course (the scope) and also the order in which topics are covered (the sequence). These documents list instructional objectives and skills to be mastered. K¹² Scope & Sequence documents for each course include:

Course Overview

Our online AP Spanish Language and Culture course is an advanced language course in which students acquire proficiencies that expand their cognitive, analytical and communicative skills. The AP Spanish Language and Culture course prepares students for the College Board's AP Spanish Language and Culture exam. It uses as its foundation the three modes of communication (Interpersonal, Interpretive and Presentational) as defined in the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century.

The course is designed as an immersion experience and is conducted almost exclusively in Spanish. In addition, all student work, practices, projects, participation, and assessments are in Spanish.

The course is based on the six themes required by the College Board, namely,

1. Global challenges

2. Science and technology

3. Contemporary life

4. Personal and public identities

5. Families and communities

6. Beauty and aesthetics

The course teaches language structures in context and focuses on the development of fluency to convey meaning. Students explore culture in both contemporary and historical contexts to develop an awareness and appreciation of cultural products, practices, and perspectives. In addition, students participate in a forum where they are able to share their own opinions and comments about various topics and comment on other students' posts. The course also makes great use of the Internet for updated and current material.

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Course Length

Two Semesters

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Materials

A speaker and microphone are necessary; a headset combination is recommended; Spanish-English dictionary

 

Note: List subject to change.

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Prerequisites

Strong success in WLG300: Spanish III, or success in WLG400-AVT: Spanish IV (or equivalents), and teacher/school counselor recommendation.

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Course Outline

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Listen, read, understand, and interpret a wide-variety of authentic Spanish-language materials and sources.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communication using Spanish.
  • Gain knowledge and understanding of the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world.
  • Use Spanish to connect with other disciplines and expand knowledge in a wide-variety of contexts.
  • Develop insight into the nature of the Spanish language and its culture.
  • Use Spanish to participate in communities at home and around the world.

Semester 1

 

Unit

Unit Theme

Unit Topics

Grammar

Culture, History, and Literature

 

1

Personal Identity

Self-Image

Personal Interests

Personal Beliefs

Present Tense- (Regular/ Irregular)

Gustar& Other Verbs

Servs. Estar with Adjectives

Possessives

Demonstratives

Las posadas

Spanish in Africa

 

2

Families and Communities

Family Structure

Customs and Values

Education Communities

Progressive Tenses

Preterite

Imperfect

Preterite vs. Imperfect

Tapas

Movie Ratings in Other Countries

History: Dictadura de Francisco Franco

Literature: Don Quijote

 

3

Beauty and Aesthetics

Beauty and Creativity

Fashion and Design

Language, Literature, and Architecture

Pronominal Verbs (reflexive, reciprocal)

Porvs. Para

Pronouns (object, subject)

Double object pronouns

African influence in Latin America (food, dancing, vocab, etc.)

Garifunas of Central America

El arte de Diego Rivera

Literature: Sensemayá (Nicolás Guillén)

 

 

Midterm and AP Spanish Exam Practice

 

4

Contemporary Life

Relationships

Lifestyles

Social Customs and Values

Present Subjunctive

Noun Clauses

Adjective Clauses

Adverbial Clauses

Monarchy in Spain

Torres humanas

History: Cortés, la malinche, y la bandera de México.

Literature: Don Quijote

 

5

The Family and its Interaction with the World

Social Networking

Human Geography

Global Citizenship

Indirect Commands

Direct Commands

Present Perfect Indicative (regular / irregular)

Present Perfect Subjunctive.

Gestures

El tren de las nubes

Literature: Poema 20 (Pablo Neruda)

 

6

Global Challenges

Population and Demographics

Economic Issues

Environmental Issues

Future - with probability

Conditional -with probability

Prepositions

Relative pronouns

Cuba: Cars, Embargo, and Rafts

NazcaLines

History: Che Guevara (early life)

Literature: Don Quijote

 

Final Exam and AP Exam Practice

 

Semester 2

7

Science and Technology

Access to Technology

Effects of Technology on Self and Society

Innovations

Past Subjunctive

Noun Clauses

Adjective Clauses

Adverb Clauses

Political Party Structure in Mexico

History of the Mexican flag

Literature: Quiroga

8

Life Outside of Work

Travel and Leisure

Entertainment

Volunteerism

Passive Voice (ser)

Passive se

Unintentional se

Haber& Perfect Tenses (including subjunctive)

Mexican Candy

Velazquez: Auto-retrato

Literature: Sor Juana

Literature: Don Quijote

9

Social Development

Social Welfare

Social Conscience

Philosophical Thought and Religion

Hypothetical Situations (if/ then)

Past Participles (ser, estar, haber)

Diminutive & Augmentatives

Comparatives & Superlatives

Bailes hispanos: cumbia, salsa, y merengue

Literature: Los maderos de San Juan

Literature: Las cartas de Cristobal Colón

Midterm and AP Spanish Exam Practice

10

Public Identity

Heroes and Historical Figures

National and Ethnic Identities

Alienation and Assimilation

Gerunds/Infinitives

Another Compound Form

Indicative vs. Subjunctive

Review of Tenses & Moods

 

Mexican Restaurant/ Kitchen

History: Cuba (Bay of Pigs)

Hisotry: Puerto Rico (Guantanamo Bay)

Literature: Don Quijote

AP Exam Practice

Final Projects

Final Exam

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