World Language AP Course Expectations

Course

Prerequisite

Pages of reading per class

Outside of class time expected

Tests/Essays/Papers per quarter

Major projects, Other information

Summer work

Chinese Language

Chinese 3

Varies according to the unit of studies

Varies according to the unit of studies; 1 hour average

Weekly assessments with speaking and writing assessments similar to AP exam given in May

Weekly radio/podcast listening and report; Group cultural projects

Different activities that reinforce proficiency, both oral and written

French Language & Culture

French 3

7-9 per class

1 hour average per class

Weekly assessments with speaking and writing assessments similar to AP exam given in May

Presentations related to AP themes and post-AP exam research project

Reading, writing, listening, and speaking activities on assigned topic

German Language & Culture

German 3

Varies according to unit of studies (4 or fewer, typically)

30-60 minutes

Papers: c. 3-4 (increasing 3rd quarter) Tests: about 2-3

Weekly radio/podcast listening and report; Group cultural projects (1-2 per semester)

4 short assignments (article, film, radio, grammar)

Japanese Language

Japanese 3

Varies according to the unit of studies

Varies according to the unit of studies; 1 hour average

Weekly assessments with speaking and writing assessments similar to AP exam given in May

Thematic projects that reinforce learning unit (1-2 per semester)

Different activities that reinforce proficiency, both oral and written

Latin Language

Latin 3

20 to 40 lines of translation per night

1 hour average

Weekly assessments: quizzes on current material and review quizzes.  AP exam practice, essay writing, and multiple choice questions

One major literature project each quarter

Read the Aeneid in English; Learn literary analysis terminology

Russian  Language

Russian 3

Varies according to the unit of studies

Varies according to the unit of studies; 1 hour average

Weekly assessments with speaking and writing assessments similar to AP exam given in May

Weekly radio/podcast listening and report; Group cultural projects (1-2 per semester)

Different online activities in the Russian 3 Virtual Classroom that reinforce proficiency, both oral and written

Spanish Language & Culture

Spanish 3

2-3 pages: Thematic articles and short stories. Sime time spent on research

Varies according to the unit of studies; 1 hour average

Bi-weekly assessments, frequently similar to AP exam given in May. Projects and presentations are common sources of assessment.

Weekly radio/podcast listening and report; Thematic projects usually presentational, some collaborative

Varied activities that reinforce proficiency, both oral and written

Spanish Literature

Spanish 4 or AP Spanish Language & Culture

Varies according to the unit of studies

Varies according to the unit of studies; 1.5 hour average

Weekly assessments with speaking and writing assessments similar to AP exam given in May

Cultural presentation on Lit authors from reading list

Read some of the works from the reading list. Familiarize with literary analysis terminology