AP Spanish Language and Culture Syllabus

 

AP Spanish Language and Culture.

 

Teacher Name:  Maribel Squibb                                                                           

Teacher email:  esquibb@sharylandisd.org.

Tutoring:  After school:  4:15 – 5:15 on Thursdays.

Course Outline/Timeline: The AP Spanish Language and Culture course is designed as a college level course for high school students in their fourth year of study of Spanish.  It is designed to prepare students to communicate efficiently in Spanish using the three modes of communication (Interpersonal, Interpretive and Presentational) defined in the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st. Century.  Students will have the opportunities to demonstrate their proficiency in each of these three modes. The AP Spanish Language and Culture course is conducted exclusively in Spanish and students are also encouraged to use Spanish outside the classroom.  A variety of authentic audio, visual, audiovisual, written and print resources will further the students’ abilities to enhance their understanding of the Hispanic cultures studied, make connections between topics, compare their native languages and cultures with the Spanish language and cultures, and use it in real-life settings. 

This AP Spanish Language and culture course is structured around six themes: global challenges, science and technology, contemporary life, personal and public identities, beauty and aesthetics, families and communities. In treating the six themes, students will engage in both spoken and written interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communication.  This includes discussions, debates and oral presentations; analysis, reports, letters and e-mails and using a journal to comment on and react to what they are reading, viewing, discussing, and listening to in class. 

 

Week

Topic

Week 1

Introduction to course, class rules, procedures, and expectations.

Contemporary life.

Families and Communities.

Las familias y las comuidades.

  • Las comunidades educativas.

Grammar: Review of present tense of regular and irregular verbs.

Desarrollo de vocabulario.

Week 2

Las familias y las comunidades.

  • Las redes sociales.
  • Centroamérica y las redes sociales.
  • Las tradiciones y los valores.
  • La estructura de la familia.

Grammar: Review of the present tense of irregular verbs.

Week 3

La familia y las comunidades.

Interpretive communication: Print texts.

Interpersonal Writing: E-mail reply.

Grammar: Review of the preterit tense, regular and irregular verbs.

Ensayo de comparacion.

Week 4

Science and Technology.

La ciencia y la tecnología.

  • Las innovaciones tecnológicas.
  • La ciencia y la ética.
  • El cuidado de la salud y la medicina.
  • El acceso a la tecnologia.

Desarrollo de vocabulario.

Interpretive communication: Print and Audio Texts.

Grammar: Review of the imperfect tense.

Week 5

Science and Technology.

La ciencia y la tecnología.

  • La tecnología y los efectos en la sociedad.

Grammar: Review of reflexive verbs, and the imperative.

Interpretive communication: Print and Audio Texts.

Interpretive communication: Audio texts.

Week 6

Science and Technology.

La ciencia y la tecnología.

  • La ciencia y la etica.
  • Los fenomenos naturales.

Grammar: Review of the negation.

Interpersonal Writing: Email reply.

Interpersonal speaking: Conversation.

Week 7

Beauty and Aesthetics.

La belleza y la estética.

  • La moda y el diseño.
  • El lenguaje y la literatura.

Desarrollo de vocabulario.

Interpersonal Writing: Email reply.

Week 8

Beauty and Aesthetics.

  • Las artes visuales y escénicas.
  • Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.

Interpersonal Speaking: Conversation.

Grammar: Review of the conditional tense.

Week 9

Review for semester exam.

Grammar: Review of the conditional tense.

Interpersonal Speaking: Conversation.

Interpersonal Writing: Reply an email.

Week 10

Contemporary Life.

La vida contemporánea.

  • La educación y las carreras profesionales.
  • El entretenimiento y la diversión.
  • Los viajes y el ocio.

Grammar: Review of the si clauses.

Presentational Speaking: Cultural comparison

Week 11

Contemporary Life.

La vida contemporánea.

  • Las tradiciones y los valores sociales.

Grammar: Review of the future tense.

Presentational Speaking: Cultural comparison.

Interpersonal Speaking: Conversation.

Week 12

Contemporary Life.

La vida contemporanea.

  • Los estilos de vida.

Grammar: Review of the future tense.

Presentational Speaking: Cultural comparison.

Presentational Writing: Persuasive Essay.

Week 13

Global Challenges.

Desafios mundiales.

  • Los temas économicos.
  • Los temas del medioambiente.
  • La población y la demografía.

Ortografía y puntuación.

Palabras compuestas.

Desarrollo de vocabulario.

Week 14

Global Challenges.

Desafios mundiales.

  • El bienestar social.

Interpretive communication: Print and audio texts.

Interpersonal writing: Email reply.

Week 15-16

Personal and Public Identities.

Las identidades personales y públicas.

  • La enajenación y la asimilación.
  • La autoestima.
  • La identidad nacional y la identidad étnica.

Desarrollo de vocabulario.

Interpretive Communication: audio texts and print texts.

Presentational Writing: Persuasive Essay.

Week 17

Personal and Public Identities.

Las identidades personales y públicas.

  • Las creencias personales.
  • Los héroes y los personajes históricos.

 

Week 18

Review for AP Exam and final exam.

 

 

TextIooks/Materials/Suggested Readings:

Diaz.

Temas

Classroom expectations:

AP Spanish Language and Culture is a college-level course intended for students in their fourth year of study of Spanish language and culture.  This course emphasizes the reading, writing, speaking, listening and culture.  This course is conducted exclusively in Spanish and students are expected to communicate in Spanish as well.  AP Spanish is designed to prepare students for the AP Spanish Language and Culture examination.

Classroom expectations:

Course Policies:  Policies regarding grading guidelines, late work, and absences can be found on the Sharyland High School website:  Refer to the link.

Guidelines for grading, late work, and absences

All students are expected to follow SHS rules. They are also expected to bring a positive attitude to class, be willing to learn, and participate. Foreign languages open up the world, but only to those willing to discover it. Therefore, enthusiasm is key to success.

 

Statement for Academic Dishonesty:

Academic integrity is fundamental to the activities and principles of our school. No student shall cheat or copy the work of another.  Plagiarism, the use of another person’s original ideas or writings as one’s own without giving credit to the true author, will be considered cheating, and the student will be subject to academic discipline that may include loss of credit for the work in question.