The Journey to the AP Spanish Language Exam

The Journey to the AP Spanish Language Exam

The Journey to the AP Spanish Language Exam AP Spanish Spanish 4 Spanish 3 Spanish 2 Spanish 1 ACTFL 2010

Elizabeth Sacco World Language Consultant AP is a registered trademark of the College Board Spanish Language Advanced Placement Course Objectives Communicate in Spanish in interpersonal, presentational and interpretive mode Communicate with accuracy and fluency Understand Spanish intended for native speakers in a

variety of settings, types of discourse, topics and registers Acquire information from authentic sources in Spanish Demonstrate awareness of cultural perspectives of Spanish-speaking peoples THE AP TASK: Section II Free Response Read !

Listen! Write! Part A-2: Formal Writing (Integrated Skills) Task: Formal writing, integration of listening, reading and writing, an example of the interpretive and presentational mode. Read 2 documents, listen to a related source/recording, and respond in writing to a written prompt. All are authentic sources.

THE AP TASK: Section II Free Response Read! Listen! Speak! Part B-2: Formal Oral Presentation (Integrated Skills) Task: Formal speaking, integration of reading, listening and speaking, an example of the interpretive and presentational

mode. Read one document and listen to a recording and respond orally to a written prompt. All are authentic sources. *Source: AP Spanish Language : 2005-2006 Workshop Materials One of the goals of the new AP World Language curriculum is to better organize and suggest learning

sequences for Pre AP starting in levels 1,2,3. apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/ courses/teachers_corner/3499.html JOS DAZ Developing and Integrating Skills at Different Levels

AP Spanish Language Workshop Materials 2006-2007 As I will show, teachers can incorporate many activities and steps at any level that will prove to be very useful to students learning Spanish. The key is to make sure we do not use these skill-building activities solely in the AP course but that we begin incorporating them at level 1.

By the time students enroll in the AP course, they will have acquired a wealth of techniques and skills that will prove extremely useful when dealing with more complex texts. Although the exam is at the end of the tunnel, what we do in class is what counts in developing the students proficiency, and that should be our main objective.

To begin, you need to examine your curriculum, especially your textbooks and make decisions. Goals for this workshop: 1.Take a closer look at the skill-building activities that help students reach the benchmarks of the AP Spanish Language exam. 2. Learn how to create activities that parallel the AP Spanish free response section tasks for levels 14 using textbook program materials

Skills needed to reach course benchmarks: Using illustrations and graphic organizers Making predictions Writing organization Analyzing chronological order Activating prior knowledge Identifying authors purpose

Identifying main points, summarizing and making inferences Recognizing cultural elements Taking notes Formulating questions Synthesizing Making Predictions Identifying authors purpose

Analyzing a written text-visualizing, comparing and contrasting Writing organization SYNTHESIS To blend ones own ideas with ideas found in other sources to create something new SUMMARY

To add ones own words to what was already said So far! Identified the purpose

Identified the skills Identified the tasks On to creating the AP practice activities using ready-made materials! How to create practice questions for the Formal Free Response Section of the Spanish AP Language Exam Select a topic, i.e. the family, the environment, leisure activities, the weather Compile a list of all the audio and video sources in your program that correspond to the topic.

Compile a list of all the readings in your program that correspond to the topic. Ojo! A video can be an audio or (with transcript) can be a reading exercise An audio(with transcript) can be a reading exercise A reading can be an audio exercise (with CD) A song can be an audio or a reading exercise (with lyrics) Write a level appropriate AP questions for the Formal Writing and Formal Oral Presentation tasks using related audio and text.

Practicing and Presenting Tasks With the class Within a group With a partner

Individually With visuals-posters, PowerPoint ..model the process and show the end product. Aventura Components! Reading Textbook: Cultura viva, Lectura cultural, Lectura personal, T lees, Workbooks, EMCs i-Culture web site, EMCs Internet Resource Center Audio- Chapter dialogs and readings, Chapter listening activities, Supplemental chapter listening activities, Testing program, EMCs i-Culture web site.

emcp.com/iculture AP Formal Writing Task: Level 1 The following question is based on the information from the accompanying Sources 1 and 2. The sources include both print and audio material. First, you will have 10 minutes to read the print material. Afterward, you will then hear the audio material; you should take notes while you listen. Then, you will have 9 minutes to plan your response and 20 minutes to write your essay. Your essay should be at least 50 words in

length. Es ms importante jugar a un deporte o jugar a videojuegos? Por qu? Source 1: Text , T lees, El mundo de los deportes, pp. 310-311 Source 2: Audio, Testing Program, Chapter 7, Listening Activity 5 CD 2 Track 10 Es ms importante jugar a un deporte o jugar a videojuegos?

Por qu? AP Formal Writing Task Level 2 The following question is based on the information from the accompanying Sources 1 and 2. The sources include both print and audio material. First, you will have 9 minutes to read the print material. Afterward, you will hear the audio material; you should take notes while you listen. Then, you will have 8 minutes to plan your response and 30 minutes to write your essay. Your essay should be at least 75 words in length. Cmo afecta el uso de los coches a la contaminacin del aire?

Es posible reducirla? Source 1: Text, Cultura Viva, Por un aire ms puro, p 131 Source 2: Audio, i-Culture, i-News , 2008-09-12, Con los coches menos contaminantes Cmo afecta el uso de los coches a la contaminacin del aire? Es posible reducirla? AP Formal Writing Task : Level 3

The following question is based on the accompanying Sources 1 and 2. The sources include both print and audio material. First, you will have 8 minutes to read the print material. Afterwards, you will hear the audio material; you should take notes while you listen. Then, you will have 6 minutes minutes to plan your response and 35 minutes to write your essay. Your essay should be at least 100 words in length. Qu podemos hacer para que los jvenes lean ms? Source 1: Text, Un Aula muy especial, p 103 Source 2: Audio: Text, Lectura cultural, Los jvenes espaoles y la lectura, p 118

Qu podemos hacer para que los jvenes lean ms? AP Formal Writing Task: Level 4 The following question is based on the accompanying Sources 1-3. The sources include both print and audio material. First, you will have 7 minutes to read the printed material. Afterward, you will hear the audio material; you should take notes while you listen. Then, you will have 5 minutes to plan your response and 40 minutes to write your essay. Your essay should be at least 200 words in length.

. Explica porqu te interesara o no matricularte en una universidad hispana. Source 1: Test booklet, Enseanza, p 42 Source 2: Workbook, exercise 6, El sistema educativo hispano, pp 47-48. Source 3: Audio: Text, Cultura viva, El proceso de matricula, p 106 AP Formal Speaking Task Level 1 The following question is based on the accompanying printed article and audio selection. First ,you will have 4 minutes to read the article. Afterward,

you will hear the audio selection; you should take notes while you listen. You will have 3 minutes to plan your answer and 45 seconds to record your answer. Describe tu casa ideal. Source 1: Text, La casa de mis sueos, p 262 Source 2: Audio, Text- La casa de Elisa, p 246, CD 12, Track 4 Describe tu casa ideal

AP Formal Speaking Task Level 2 The following question is based on the accompanying printed material and audio selection. First , you will have 3 minutes to read the printed article. Afterward, you will hear the audio selection; you should take notes while you listen. You will have 3 minutes to plan your answer and 60 seconds to record your answer. Piensas que la tecnologa es buena o mala? Por qu? Source 1: Text p 5, Cultura viva, El mundo es un pauelo Source 2: Audio, Text- p 4, Dilogo 1, Ay, qu aburridos! CD 1, Track 3

Piensas que la tecnologa es buena o mala? Por qu? AP Formal Speaking Task: Level 3 The following question is based on the accompanying printed material and audio selection. First you will have 5 minutes to read the narrative. Afterward, you will hear the audio selection; you should take notes while you listen. You will have 2 minutes to plan your answer and 90 seconds to record your answer. Por qu es importante que los jvenes se mantengan en forma?

Source 1: Test booklet, Cmo mantenerse en forma, p 115 Source 2: Audio, Text, Cultura Viva, Los juegos deportivos estudiantiles, p 355 Por qu es importante que los jvenes se mantengan en forma AP Formal Speaking Task: Level 4 The following question is based on the accompanying printed material and audio selection. First you will have 5 minutes to read the narrative.

Afterward, you will hear the audio selection; you should take notes while you listen. Then, you will have 2 minutes to plan your answer and 2 minutes to record your answer. Explica los beneficios de lo que se llama la medicina alternativa. Source 1: Text, La medicina alternativa, p 249 Source 2: Audio, i-culture; Medicina tradicional, 2004-10-18 PROGRAM COMPONENTS

Student Edition with 8 thematically organized chapters divided into 2 lessons. Annotated Teachers Edition with audio CDs-more than 6 hours of formatted AP listening and speaking practice.

Workbook-student and teacher editions with 3 hours of audio on CDs and downloadable audio Exam view Test Generator with 2 hours of audio on CDs and downloadable.

Website (downloadable audio, additional speaking, listening and writing activities) Contains 14 exercises for each of the 10 sections of the AP Spanish Language Exam Includes 2 complete practice exams Features a variety of native voices Fun and interesting topics

Why ? The College Board World Languages Framework , 2004 If a doctor, lawyer, or dentist had 40 people in his office at one time, all of whom had different

needs, and some of whom didn't want to be there and were causing trouble, and the doctor, lawyer, or dentist, without assistance, had to treat them all with professional excellence for nine months, then he might have some conception of the classroom teacher's job. ~Donald Quinn

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