This institute will focus on ways to implement a successful program in AP Spanish language or help experienced teachers enrich their existing programs.
Participants will study the AP curriculum themes and subthemes, test questions, scoring guidelines, and student samples for the new exam. We will discuss student performance focused on three communicative modes: interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational. Furthermore, we will discuss AP curriculum and syllabus development into all levels of an AP and Pre-AP program. In this course, we will also examine and share teaching strategies, instructional materials, and will explore the integration of skills and the use of authentic materials with a special emphasis on the use of technology and the arts. Participants will be asked to actively participate and share best practices with the entire group.
Carlos A. Gómez, a native of Colombia, has taught various levels of Spanish, including AP Spanish Language and Culture and AP Spanish Literature and Culture. However, AP Spanish Language has been his primary focus for the last fifteen years. He taught at Trinity Preparatory School for 12 years and has taught at The Canterbury School of Florida for the past 10 years. He has been a grader for the AP Spanish Language Exam for thirteen years, and has acted as a table leader for the last nine years. For the past five years he has worked as an endorsed Spanish consultant to the College Board, leading numerous summer institutes and one day workshops across the southeast region. Carlos was also the co-author of “Fast Track to a 5: Preparing for the AP Spanish Language and Culture Examination."