AP® Spanish Language and Culture (Intensive, NCAA Approved)
- Grade 9+
- Advanced CTY-Level
- World Languages
Take on a college-level challenge and learn topics typically found in a university course while preparing for the AP® Spanish Language and Culture exam. In this course, conducted entirely in Spanish, you’ll improve proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. You’ll develop critical thinking and writing skills while composing weekly essays and completing readings and lessons in Spanish. In addition, you’ll use the Spanish language to communicate effectively in school and real-life situations, and carry on conversations 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. This is a fast-paced course that condenses an entire year of AP Spanish into 12 weeks.
Meeting times: Monday, Wednesday – 8-9 p.m. ET
Time Commitment: 8 - 9 hours, 45 minutes per week (2 hours of class time, 45-minute optional meeting, 6-7 hours of independent work).
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Testing and Prerequisites
|Required Level||Advanced CTY-Level||or Advanced CTY-Level|
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Course PrerequisitesAP® Spanish Language and Culture (Intensive, NCAA Approved) requires:
At least three years of Spanish language instruction, and a satisfactory result on the CTY language placement test
Cost and Financial Aid
- Nonrefundable Application Fee - $15 (Waived for financial aid applicants)
- Nonrefundable International Fee - $20 (outside US only)
We have concluded our financial aid application review process for Academic Year 2023-2024 Online Programs (Courses with start dates July 1, 2023-June 30, 2024). Our application for Academic Year 2024-2025 Online Programs is expected to open in January. We encourage those who may need assistance in the future to apply for aid as early as possible.
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].
- A headset with a microphone
- A Spanish-English dictionary is not required, but may be useful as a personal reference during the course
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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