AP Spanish (Sem 1)

The AP® Spanish Language and Culture course is a rigorous course taught exclusively in Spanish that requires students to improve their proficiency across the three modes of communication, further divided into six course modes. The course focuses on the integration of a wide variety of authentic resources from all over the Spanish-speaking world. These resources include online print, audio, and audiovisual resources; as well as traditional print resources that include literature, essays, and magazine and newspaper articles; and, also a combination of visual/print resources such as charts, maps, tables, and graphs; all with the goal of providing a diverse learning experience. Through these authentic texts, students gain meaningful linguistic and cultural growth and insight, leading to greater communication and also interculturality, using rich, advanced vocabulary and language structures as they build proficiency in all modes of communication toward the intermediate high to advanced low proficiency levels. Also central to the course are thirteen task models, to be scaffolded, taught, and practiced often, preparing students for the same tasks on exam day in May. These task models represent the six course modes and the eight skill categories of AP® Spanish Language and Culture, each further broken down into skills and learning objectives, all leading to greater proficiency in communication and culture.

Terms Offered

(23-24) Semester 1
(24-25) Semester 1

NCAA Approved?


Course Type

Advanced Placement


College Board: AP Course Topics and Objectives