AP Spanish Language and Culture

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Wheaton High School 2018 - 2019

AP Spanish Language and

Culture

Profe Lovo

Ana_M_LovoPanameno@mcpsmd.org Teléfono de la escuela: (301) 321-3400

Course objectives: This course follows the AP Spanish Language and Culture College Board guide and provides opportunities for students to demonstrate proficiency in

interpretive, interpersonal and presentational communication. The class is taught completely in Spanish and students are expected to communicate in the language at all times in order to acquire more language and cultural skills.

Be prepared to:

 Present a variety of topics  Interpret texts

 Have daily conversations about culture and current issues It is essential for students to demonstrate knowledge in the target culture in a variety of topics, to make comparisons of the language in different communities and to use the

language in real life situations. Grammar and vocabulary will also be reinforced.

Daily, weekly and monthly activities that the students will engage in are:

 Readings and analysis  Cultural comparisons  Research

 Group discussions  Grammar practice

 Oral presentations and listening activities

 Writing compositions: An email reply and a persuasive essay

Classroom Expectations

1. Spanish is spoken at all

times.

2. Come to class on time every day completely prepared. 3. The teacher dismisses you,

not the bell.

4. Respect your teacher and peers, and provide them your undivided attention when they are speaking to the class.

5. Personal use of cellphones and similar electronic devices is prohibited. 6. Raise your hand before

participating and wait for your turn to speak.

7. There will be no talking during quizzes or exams (it is an automatic zero).

8. No student is allowed to leave the classroom without the teacher’s permission, and must have a hall pass or a written excuse.

9. The teacher’s area is out of reach.

10. We are all responsible for keeping the desks and class material in good shape. No one will vandalize any property in the classroom.

11.

Do not eat or drink in the classroom (Only water.)

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Policies

Attendance

You are expected to be in class every day. Absences and tardies will result in a decline in class performance.

Please note: If you are absent, please make sure that you excuse your absence: Return to school

with a note for the attendance office from your parents or your parents notify the attendance office (phone call, e-mail).

Homework

You are expected to turn in your homework on time. Homework will be checked daily. There are no exceptions. There will be two types of homework: homework for completion and formative homework.

Make-up Work

You are expected to make up all work you miss in class no matter what type of absence you have (excused, unexcused, field trip, testing, career center, sport event, nurse, etc…). You are

responsible to ask for the work that was missed. Make up work is expected to be turned in within the next 24 hours upon return (extensions will be made for longer excused absences). * Any assignment, excluding summatives, received after the due date will result in a drop of a letter

grade and a zero after the deadline (end of the unit).

Grades

10%  Homework: Completion only

40%  Formative: quizzes, formative homework, use of the language, warm-ups, presentations, class work, common tasks etc.

50%  Summative: Tests, IPAs, essays, projects (Cannot be retaken.)

10% 40% 50%

GRADES

Practice/learning skills Formative Summative

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First Semester

Sept. 4th – January 25th

Tema 1: Families and Communities

Las comunidades educativas, las redes sociales, la geografía humana, las tradiciones y los valores, la ciudadanía global, la estructura de la familia.

Essential questions:

¿Cómo se define la familia en distintas sociedades? ¿Cómo contribuyen los individuos al bienestar de las comunidades?

¿Cuáles son las diferencias en los papeles que asumen las comunidades y las familias en las diversas sociedades del mundo?

Tema 2: Science and Technology

La Tecnología, el individuo y la sociedad, el cuidado de la salud y la medicina, la ciencia y la ética, los fenómenos naturales, el acceso a la tecnología, las innovaciones tecnológicas.

Essential questions:

¿Qué impacto tiene el desarrollo científico y tecnológico en nuestras vidas?

¿Qué factores han impulsado el desarrollo y la innovación en la ciencia y la tecnología?

¿Qué papel cumple la ética en los avances científicos? Tema 3: Beauty and Aesthetics

Definiciones de la belleza, la moda y el diseño, el lenguaje y la literatura, las artes visuales y escénicas, la arquitectura, definiciones de la creatividad.

Essential questions:

¿Cómo se establecen las percepciones de la belleza y la creatividad?

¿Cómo influyen los ideales de la estética en la vida cotidiana?

¿Cómo las artes desafían y reflejan las perspectivas culturales?

Materials Needed

 Folder (to be kept in class. The teacher will provide it)

 A binder with six dividers for Spanish class ONLY!

 Lined paper  Pencil

 Pens (blue/black and red)  Highlighter

 Agenda

Extra Help

If you need additional assistance, you are welcome to come for extra help during lunch from Monday to Friday (Room 2117)

If you need extra help outside this time, please notify me in advance to assist you

Forms of Contact

Email: Ana_M_LovoPanameno@mcpsmd.org School Phone: (301) 321-3400 Google Voice: (301) 966-3009

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Second Semester

January 29th – June 13th

Tema 4: Contemporary Life

La educación y las carreras profesionales, el entretenimiento y la diversión, los viajes y el ocio, las relaciones personales, los estilos de vida, las tradiciones y los valores sociales.

Essential questions:

¿Cómo definen los individuos y las sociedades su propia calidad de vida?

¿Cómo influyen los productos culturales, las prácticas y las perspectivas de la gente en la vida contemporánea? ¿Cuáles son los desafíos de la vida contemporánea? Tema 5: Global Challenges

Los temas económicos, los temas del medio ambiente, la población y la demografía, el bienestar social, el pensamiento filosófico y la religión, la conciencia social.

Essential questions:

¿Cuáles son los desafíos sociales, políticos y medioambientales que enfrentan las sociedades del mundo?

¿Cuáles son los orígenes de esos desafíos?

¿Cuáles son algunas soluciones posibles a esos desafíos? Tema 6: Personal and Public Identities

La enajenación y la asimilación, la autoestima, la identidad nacional y la identidad étnica, los intereses personales, las creencias personales, los héroes y los personajes históricos.

Essential questions:

¿Cómo se expresan los distintos aspectos de la identidad en diversas situaciones?

¿Cómo influyen la lengua y la cultura en la identidad de una persona?

¿Cómo se desarrolla la identidad de una persona a lo largo del tiempo?

Books for the course

TEMAS-AP Spanish Language and

Culture by Vista Higher Learning

AP SPANISH-Language and

Culture Exam Preparation by

Vista Higher Learning

At the end of the course, each

Student will take the College

Board exam that demonstrates

competency in the language

and culture. With the AP score,

college credits can be obtained.

This score is different from the

grade obtained in class.

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Página 5 Online Resources Grammar https://conjuguemos.com/ http://www.ver-taal.com/ http://www.indiana.edu/~call/ejercicios.html http://www.aprenderespanol.org/gramatica/ortografia.html News and Culture

https://www.bbc.com/mundo

https://www.sipuebla.com/spanishreader/index.html https://www.veintemundos.com/en/

http://elmundo.sv/

http://www.elmundo.es/espana.html Possible Points on the AP Exam

5 points- equivalent to an A 2 points- equivalent to an E 4 points- equivalent to a B 1 point- equivalent to an E 3 points- equivalent to a C

AP Spanish Language and Culture Exam Format

Date of the exam: Tuesday May 7

th

, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.

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: Email Reply 1 prompt 12.5% 15 minutes

Presentational Writing: Persuasive Essay 1 prompt 12.5% Approx. 55 minutes

Interpersonal Speaking: Conversation 5 prompts 12.5% 20 seconds for each response

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Syllabus

I AND MY PARENT/GUARDIAN HAVE READ THE SYLLABUS FOR MY WORLD LANGUAGE CLASS AND I UNDERSTAND THE REGULATIONS PRESENTED.

_________________________________ _________________________________ Student’s name (clearly written) Student’s signature/date

_________________________________ _________________________________ Parent’s/Guardian’s name Parent’s/Guardian’s Signature/date (clearly written)

________________________________________ Parent’s/Guardian’s phone number

*Please return this page of the syllabus to profesora Lovo. Keep

pages 1-2 in your 3-ring binder for weekly references. *

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