Languages

Session 1 — June 28-JULY 3

The workshop sessions are small, averaging fewer than 15 participants. Each session is designed to meet the needs of the individual participants to ensure that each teacher returns to the classroom with increased confidence and strategies for success.

The leaders are experienced AP teachers with outstanding reputations in public and private schools. All serve as readers at their respective AP readings and are endorsed by the College Board to lead AP workshops. Many of our consultants are table leaders and members of their respective course’s test development committee.

French

Instructor: Mona Mulhair

Session outline for the French Test
Goals & Objectives
1. To provide the participants with ideas and techniques (Vertical Team Concept) – To prepare the students from the basic level to the AP French Language and Culture.
2. To familiarize participants with the content and the structure of the different components of the AP French test.
3. To present the three modes of written and spoken communication defined in the Standards for Foreign Language learning in the 21st Century.
4. To familiarize the participants with the Presentational, the Interpersonal and the interpretive modes of Communication in Speaking and Writing.
5. To share materials and techniques that will assist the participants to understand the new approach and will help their students to succeed on their AP test.
6. To present the cultural approach and material to be incorporated at all levels of instruction.
7. To present the websites available and how to integrate the authentic material in their daily teaching.
8. To present the six essential themes and the sub-topics recommended to be integrated in the daily instruction.
9. To provide the participants with time and opportunity for collegial interaction and exchange of successful strategies.

Spanish Language

Instructor: Patricia Smith

In May of 2014, the AP Spanish Language Exam was adapted to include culture. This course will address the redesign of the exam, and train experienced and new AP teachers to prepare their students for the exam. Teachers are encouraged to go to this web site to read more about the new course; http://advancesinap.collegeboard.org. All AP Spanish Language and Culture teachers need to submit a syllabus directed to this exam. Throughout the week, participants will have the opportunity to share ideas and to work together on preparing for the Course Audit.

We will discuss how to teach for improvement in interpretive communication, and will spend considerable time reviewing strategies for interpersonal writing and speaking, and presentational writing and speaking. Much practice in the workshop will be directed towards the teaching of cultural comparisons, and in activities to strengthen the students’ awareness of cultural diversity.

Throughout the week, participants will have the opportunity to share ideas and to work together on preparing for the Course Audit. Patricia Smith is an experienced Spanish Language Consultant who will guide you throughout the week as you prepare this syllabus. Topics to be discussed during the week will include:

Course Description, Planning and Pacing Guide for Course
Standards for Foreign Language Learning
AP Spanish Language and Culture Practice Exam
Three modes of communication
Emphasis on cultures of Spanish-speaking world
Analysis of the six themes on which the course is based
Curriculum framework and learning objectives
Strategies of teaching of listening, speaking, reading, and writing
Cooperative learning
Becoming an AP Reader
AP Equity and Access
Differentiated instruction

May 20, 2019

Dear Spanish AP Language and Culture Institute Participant:

I am very much looking forward to our week together. We will be talking about how to set up a successful AP Spanish Language and Culture program, and/or how to expand upon an existing one. Please email me in Spanish once you get this letter: patricia.t.smith@comcast.net. Please introduce yourself, describe your school and your classes, and tell me what you hope to get out of this course. By the end of the Institute, you will have a very good understanding of exactly what makes up the AP exam, what is expected of the students, and how the exam is graded. You will be receiving many handouts, as well as a useful manual from the College Board.

We will all be sharing ideas, and I ask that you bring with you the textbooks you are using. Please bring with you any essays or CDs of your own students, with the names removed. You can also bring videos or DVDs of student projects or skits, if you would like to share them and get feedback.

Please read all the materials currently available on AP Central about the AP Spanish Language and Culture Exam. See this site: https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/courses/ap-span...

Before coming, please go to the website of ACTFL and read about World Readiness Standards and Can Do Statements. Be ready to talk about what skills and themes you deal with in your classes, at all levels. We will discuss Vertical Teaming, and how faculty can cooperate at all levels. Please reflect upon this before coming.

We will be working on the development of syllabus outlines. During the week, each participant will begin to write a unit description, according to one of the six themes. Therefore, please bring a copy of your school calendar. You will give me a preliminary copy of this guide at the end of the week. Whatever you create, the idea is that it will be something you NEED and something you will USE. The wonderful thing about a week-long Institute is the opportunity to work together with colleagues, and get feedback from me and from them. We all know that during the school year there is never time for this!

A little about me: I have a BA in Spanish and French from St. Lawrence University. I taught at the secondary level from 1970-2002, with 14 years teaching AP Spanish Language. Most of the time I was at Braintree High School, south of Boston. I am now teaching at the college level, at Tufts University. My masters is in Spanish Language, from Middlebury. I have an additional M.Ed in Special Education from Bridgewater State College, Massachusetts. I have been an AP Reader since 1987, of both literature and language exams. I have also served as a Table Leader for the AP Spanish Literature and Culture exam. I have been conducting workshops for the College Board since 2001.

Currently I am involved in a project researching historical memory in Spain.

One final request: Make a list of all your thoughts and ideas as you peruse the materials on AP Central, and come prepared for a week of immersion in Spanish, with an opportunity for new friendships and sharing.

No veo la hora de conocerles.

Hasta pronto,

Patricia Smith

Session 2 — JULY 5-10

The workshop sessions are small, averaging fewer than 15 participants. Each session is designed to meet the needs of the individual participants to ensure that each teacher returns to the classroom with increased confidence and strategies for success.

The leaders are experienced AP teachers with outstanding reputations in public and private schools. All serve as readers at their respective AP readings and are endorsed by the College Board to lead AP workshops. Many of our consultants are table leaders and members of their respective course’s test development committee.

French Experienced

Instructor: Mona Mulhair

Spanish Language

Instructor: Patricia Smith

In May of 2014, the AP Spanish Language Exam was adapted to include culture. This course will address the redesign of the exam, and train experienced and new AP teachers to prepare their students for the exam. Teachers are encouraged to go to this web site to read more about the new course; http://advancesinap.collegeboard.org. All AP Spanish Language and Culture teachers need to submit a syllabus directed to this exam. Throughout the week, participants will have the opportunity to share ideas and to work together on preparing for the Course Audit.

We will discuss how to teach for improvement in interpretive communication, and will spend considerable time reviewing strategies for interpersonal writing and speaking, and presentational writing and speaking. Much practice in the workshop will be directed towards the teaching of cultural comparisons, and in activities to strengthen the students’ awareness of cultural diversity.

Throughout the week, participants will have the opportunity to share ideas and to work together on preparing for the Course Audit. Patricia Smith is an experienced Spanish Language Consultant who will guide you throughout the week as you prepare this syllabus. Topics to be discussed during the week will include:

Course Description, Planning and Pacing Guide for Course
Standards for Foreign Language Learning
AP Spanish Language and Culture Practice Exam
Three modes of communication
Emphasis on cultures of Spanish-speaking world
Analysis of the six themes on which the course is based
Curriculum framework and learning objectives
Strategies of teaching of listening, speaking, reading, and writing
Cooperative learning
Becoming an AP Reader
AP Equity and Access
Differentiated instruction

May, 2019

Dear Spanish AP Literature and Culture Institute Participant:

I am very much looking forward to our week together. We will be talking about how to set up a successful AP Spanish Literature and Culture program, and/or how to expand upon an existing one. Please email me in Spanish once you get this letter: patricia.t.smith@comcast.net. Please introduce yourself, describe your school and your classes, and tell me what you hope to get out of this course. By the end of the Institute, you will have a very good understanding of exactly what makes up the AP exam, what is expected of the students, and how the exam is graded. You will be receiving many handouts, as well as a useful manual from the College Board.

We will all be sharing ideas, and I ask that you bring with you the textbooks you are using. Please bring with you any essays or CDs of your own students, with the names removed. You can also bring videos or DVDs of student projects or skits, if you would like to share them and get feedback.

Please read all the materials currently available on AP Central about the AP Spanish Literature and Culture Exam. Please also read the course description at this site: http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/courses/teachers_corner/3500.html?excmpid=MTG243-PR-33-cd

Please study the list of required readings for the course. Choose two that you have not recently read, and plan to present to the workshop on Friday a plan for how you would present and evaluate these works.

We will be working on the development of unit guides. Therefore, please bring a copy of your school calendar. You will give me a preliminary copy of this guide at the end of the week. Whatever you create, the idea is that it will be something you NEED and something you will USE. The wonderful thing about a week-long Institute is the opportunity to work together with colleagues, and get feedback from me and from them. We all know that during the school year there is never time for this!

In addition to this, please review the reading list and be sure you are familiar with all the texts, in particular, the new ones. We will be discussing these during the week. You need to concentrate on Cortés: “Segunda carta de relación”, Portilla, “Visión de los vencidos”, José Martí, “Nuestra América”, and Dario, “A Roosevelt.”

A little about me: I have a BA in Spanish and French from St. Lawrence University. I taught at the secondary level from 1970-2002, with 14 years teaching AP Spanish Language. Most of the time I was at Braintree High School, south of Boston. I am now teaching at the college level, at Suffolk and Tufts Universities. My masters is in Spanish Language, from Middlebury. I have an additional M.Ed in Special Education from Bridgewater State College, Massachusetts. I have been an AP Reader since 1987, of both literature and language exams. I have also served as a Table Leader for the AP Spanish Literature and Culture exam. Finally, I have been conducting workshops for the College Board since 2001.

One final request: Make a list of all your thoughts and ideas as you peruse the materials on AP Central, and come prepared for a week of immersion in Spanish, with an opportunity for new friendships and sharing.

No veo la hora de conocerles.

Hasta pronto,

Patricia Smith

Session 3 — JULY 12-17

The workshop sessions are small, averaging fewer than 15 participants. Each session is designed to meet the needs of the individual participants to ensure that each teacher returns to the classroom with increased confidence and strategies for success.

The leaders are experienced AP teachers with outstanding reputations in public and private schools. All serve as readers at their respective AP readings and are endorsed by the College Board to lead AP workshops. Many of our consultants are table leaders and members of their respective course’s test development committee.

Language Experienced

Instructor: Lawrence Scanlon

Session 4 — JULY 19-24

The workshop sessions are small, averaging fewer than 15 participants. Each session is designed to meet the needs of the individual participants to ensure that each teacher returns to the classroom with increased confidence and strategies for success.

The leaders are experienced AP teachers with outstanding reputations in public and private schools. All serve as readers at their respective AP readings and are endorsed by the College Board to lead AP workshops. Many of our consultants are table leaders and members of their respective course’s test development committee.

Latin

Instructor: Bob Cape