Advanced Placement Courses for World Languages AP French, AP German or AP Spanish is for the student who…. ▪ has been successful in levels 1, 2, 3, or 4 ▪ has a strong foundation of the language and a good work ethic ▪ is not afraid to speak in the target language ▪may want to continue studying the language in college There are 6 themes covered in an AP language course: Global Challenges Families and Communities Science and Technology Beauty and the Aesthetic Daily life Personal and Public Identity These themes go hand in hand with developing and enhancing the students’ communication skills in the target language. Summer work depends on the language studied. Some courses require students to read over the summer. ▪Students should expect to have homework every day. ▪Students will be required to read from a variety of sources in the target language. ▪Rich class discussions about the topics read are a major component of the course. Students need to prepare to actively discuss the material in the target language. ▪Extra practice sessions are made available as the AP test date nears. Interpersonal ●Write an email ●Complete a conversation Interpretive ●ACT style readings & questions ●Audio excerpts with questions Presentational ●Write a persuasive essay ●Record a 2 minute speech Though not a requirement, it is an expectation that students enrolled in an AP Language course will take the AP Test! Students are strongly encouraged to take the AP Test for many beneficial reasons: ▪By taking the test, students can earn between 6 to 12 credit hours toward college credit ▪It costs approx. $90 to take the AP test versus approx. $2,000 per college course ▪If your student earns a minimum of 6 credit hours, you would save approx. $4,000! ▪Your student has the opportunity to save up to $8,000 or more! ▪Your student can easily have a minor or get closer to earning a major in the foreign language! ▪Fluency in a foreign language will make your student more marketable in the workforce!