Though there are many joys of being an AP Spanish teacher, one of the major drawbacks is correcting AP Spanish Work! The work our students can produce is complex and requires more feedback than students in lower levels of Spanish classes. So how can we streamline what we do to make sure that we can still have a life outside of being a Spanish teacher?
Do you struggle to find AP Spanish resources? Even for those of us lucky enough to have a textbook, it can still be difficult and time consuming to find appropriate resources that reflect the level of our Spanish students. And then there are the times when students don’t remember to bring their books to class! No te preocupes…. I have some great ideas that will help you find what you need!
Are you teaching AP Spanish for the first time and not sure how to plan for these AP Spanish classes? It can be very overwhelming to try to figure out how to plan for AP Spanish and all the requirements of curriculum and test prep! Here are some tips and tricks I’ve learned along the way!
Read this post to find out how to prepare your students the week before the AP Spanish Language and Culture Exam!
With the AP Spanish Exam quickly approaching, teachers may be wondering what they can do to help their students prepare. Here are the things that have worked for my students! Feel free to email me at contactspecialtyspanish.com if you have any other questions about Test Prep!
Are you new to teaching AP Spanish Language and Culture? The Exam looms in May, and it can be intimidating and confusing for teachers as they try to plan how to prepare their students. Many of us feel a lot of pressure to make sure our students get good scores.
Felicidades! Your students have completed the AP Spanish Exam! All of that time and effort…. but… now what? What do people teach after the AP Spanish Exam? Well, colegas, anything you want!!
So- this last piece of the open-ended sections of the AP Spanish Exam is the simulated conversation. Personally, I think this one is really fun! But I think a lot of my Spanish students disagree. Since it must be done, I try to make instruction and practice for my students as clear cut as possible.
In the last post we talked about how to teach students HOW to write an argumentative essay for the AP Spanish Exam. Now we will talk about the logistics of grading them to help students improve. It’s no easy task, for students or for teachers!
The Argumentative Essay on the AP Spanish Language and Culture Exam is “arguably” on of the most difficult tasks. It is the open-ended section that takes the most time. It really challenges students to demonstrate excellent reading and listening comprehension as well as their vocabulary and grammar. But it also requires some specific knowledge of good writing skills and how to include specific requirements that AP Scorers are looking for.