Preparing Students for Advanced Placement Spanish Language & Culture

AP 560.100 José M. Díaz

This workshop is designed to provide the participants with an overview of the AP Spanish Language and Culture Curriculum Framework. We will explore the course Framework, the exam, and the new 2019-2020 AP resources. Participants will become familiar with the digital activation process, unit guides, personal progress checks and the AP question bank. Participants will examine the themes as well as the recommended contexts and overarching essential questions for exploring each theme in the Framework. The institute will help participants plan, gain practical knowledge, develop instructional strategies and effective techniques. The institute also will address issues of curriculum and of Pre-AP* courses. Some class time will be devoted to evaluating the sample syllabus to deliver the course. Participants will engage in a discussion of textbooks, websites, and resources available for the course. Scoring Guidelines and students samples will be used for participants to become familiar with the scoring of the free response sections of the exam. Participants also will develop a final project according to the needs of their students during the week, in consultation with the instructor. Participants are also expected to bring copies of successful activities to share. Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop and a flash drive.


Jose M. Diaz

José M. Díaz

José M. Díaz has taught Spanish at the high school level for the last 41 years. He has served as a member and Chair of the AP Spanish Language and Literature Committee and as a Table Leader and Question Leader for the scoring of the AP examination. He has led workshops throughout the United States and Europe. He also has written guides and articles for several College Board publications. He is the co-author of AP Spanish:Preparing for the Language and Culture Examination, Abriendo paso: Temas y lecturas, Abriendo paso: Gramática, Listening Comprehension Skills for Intermediate Students, SAT Subject Test: Spanish, and ¡En marcha!, among others.