AP Summer Institute

Hosted at St. Johnsbury Academy

Visible Sessions:    July 8 July 15 July 22

French Language and Culture

Session 1: Mona Mulhair

Session 2: Not Offered

Session 3: Not Offered

French Language and Culture – Mona Mulhair – 2018 Institute
Session outline for the French Test
Goals & Objectives
1. To provide the participants with ideas and techniques (Vertical Team Concept) – To prepare the students from the basic level to the AP French Language and Culture.
2. To familiarize participants with the content and the structure of the different components of the AP French test.
3. To present the three modes of written and spoken communication defined in the Standards for Foreign Language learning in the 21st Century.
4. To familiarize the participants with the Presentational, the Interpersonal and the interpretive modes of Communication in Speaking and Writing.
5. To share materials and techniques that will assist the participants to understand the new approach and will help their students to succeed on their AP test.
6. To present the cultural approach and material to be incorporated at all levels of instruction.
7. To present the websites available and how to integrate the authentic material in their daily teaching.
8. To present the six essential themes and the sub-topics recommended to be integrated in the daily instruction.
9. To provide the participants with time and opportunity for collegial interaction and exchange of successful strategies.

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Spanish Language and Culture

Session 1: Not Offered

Session 2: Not Offered

Session 3: Patricia Smith

AP Spanish Language and Culture

In May of 2014, the AP Spanish Language Exam was adapted to include culture. This course will address the redesign of the exam, and train experienced and new AP teachers to prepare their students for the exam. Teachers are encouraged to go to this web site to read more about the new course; http://advancesinap.collegeboard.org. All AP Spanish Language and Culture teachers need to submit a syllabus directed to this exam. Throughout the week, participants will have the opportunity to share ideas and to work together on preparing for the Course Audit.

We will discuss how to teach for improvement in interpretive communication, and will spend considerable time reviewing strategies for interpersonal writing and speaking, and presentational writing and speaking. Much practice in the workshop will be directed towards the teaching of cultural comparisons, and in activities to strengthen the students’ awareness of cultural diversity.

Throughout the week, participants will have the opportunity to share ideas and to work together on preparing for the Course Audit. Patricia Smith is an experienced Spanish Language Consultant who will guide you throughout the week as you prepare this syllabus. Topics to be discussed during the week will include:

Course Description, Planning and Pacing Guide for Course
Standards for Foreign Language Learning
AP Spanish Language and Culture Practice Exam
Three modes of communication
Emphasis on cultures of Spanish-speaking world
Analysis of the six themes on which the course is based
Curriculum framework and learning objectives
Strategies of teaching of listening, speaking, reading, and writing
Cooperative learning
Becoming an AP Reader
AP Equity and Access
Differentiated instruction

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Spanish Literature and Culture

Session 1: Not Offered

Session 2: Patricia Smith

Session 3: Not Offered

This workshop will emphasize preparation for the AP Spanish Literature exam, which was rewritten in 2013. It will discuss strategies to incorporate more media into the study of Spanish literature, and explore ways to integrate specific literary terms from the Curriculum Framework into the course. The workshop will review each of the course’s six themes, which must be addressed in each teacher’s syllabus. Each participant will receive the AP Spanish Literature and Culture Workshop Handbook, and a Curriculum Module entitled “Las sociedades en contacto: perspectivas del imperialismo.” As we use the module in the workshop, we will explore ideas for teaching four works from the new required reading list: Cortes’ Segunda carta de relación,Miguel León-Portilla’s Visión de los vencidos, José Marti’s Nuestra América, and Rubén Darió’s A Roosevelt. This course will be conducted in Spanish. The course will also focus on activities to foster opportunities to write analytical essays with language appropriate for literary analysis. Activities will be based on the understanding of literary and cultural texts. All AP Spanish Literature teachers are required to submit a Course Audit to the College Board. Time will be spent throughout the week to prepare the new syllabi so that each participant is prepared to submit meet this requirement.

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