AP® Chinese Language and Culture (NCAA Approved)
- Grade 9+
Take on a college-level challenge as you cover topics typically found in a university course while preparing for the AP Chinese Language and Culture exam. In this course, you’ll develop critical thinking and writing skills to compose essays in Chinese and read and participate in discussions about aspects of Chinese culture and society. In addition, you’ll use the Chinese language to communicate effectively in school and real-life situations, engage in conversation, and participate in discussions with classmates.
During virtual class meetings your instructor will guide you through lectures, readings, discussions, and other resources. You will also participate in one-on-one virtual meetings with your instructor and teaching assistant.
Time Commitment: 4 - 5 hours, 45 minutes per week (1-hour of class time, 45 minutes optional meeting, 3-4 hours of independent work).
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Testing and Prerequisites
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Course PrerequisitesAP® Chinese Language and Culture (NCAA Approved) requires:
Three or more years of Chinese language instruction and a satisfactory result on language placement test
Cost and Financial Aid
- Nonrefundable Application Fee - $15 (Waived for financial aid applicants)
- Nonrefundable International Fee - $20 (outside US only)
Financial Aid is available
We are committed to serving all talented youth regardless of financial circumstances. Financial assistance is available based on need.
Please acquire all course materials by the course start date, unless noted as perishable. Items marked as “perishable” should not be acquired until the student needs them in the course. If you have questions about these materials or difficulty locating them, please contact [email protected].
Book Title: Magical Tour of China (Vol 4 Textbook)
Author: Better Chinese
Book Title: Magical Tour of China (Vol 4 Workbook)
Author: Better Chinese
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Earning School Credit
AP - NCAA Approved
(Note: CTY does not administer AP exams. Please see the College Board site for information on AP exams.)
Recommended school credit: One academic yearLearn More
This course requires a computer with high-speed Internet access and an up-to-date web browser such as Chrome or Firefox. You must be able to communicate with the instructor via email. Visit the Technical Requirements and Support page for more details.
This course uses a virtual classroom for instructor-student communication. The classroom works on standard computers with the Zoom desktop client, and on tablets or handhelds that support the Zoom Mobile app. Recorded meetings can only be viewed on a computer with the Zoom desktop client installed. The Zoom desktop client and Zoom Mobile App are both free to download.
Most course lectures may be viewed on mobile devices, but some assignments and quizzes must be completed on a desktop or laptop computer.
This course uses Respondus LockDown Browser proctoring software for designated assessments. LockDown Browser is a client application that is installed to a local computer. Visit the Respondus website for system requirements.
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