AP Spanish Literature and Culture


Online for the 2024-2025 School Year

Teacher: Erin Weber

Email: erin.weber.321@gmail.com

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Who may apply: Students in grades 11 & 12 who are highly motivated, independent workers will be a good fit for this course. In most cases, students are required to have four years of Spanish study before enrolling in this course. Students enrolling are expected to have a high level of proficiency in the areas of speaking, listening, reading, and writing.  Native and heritage speakers are welcome to enroll, as long as their reading and writing skills are developed. It is recommended that students take AP Spanish Language & Culture before taking this course.
To apply: Please email the instructor at erin.weber.321@gmail.com.
This course will only be offered with an enrollment of 7+ students.
Materials: AP Spanish Literature & Culture reading list 

Technology requirements:

high-speed internet
headset with a mic (ability to record audio)
email account

Course description: 
The AP Spanish Literature and Culture course uses a thematic approach to introduce students to representative texts (short stories, novels, poetry, plays, and essays) from Peninsular Spanish, Latin American, and U. S. Hispanic literature. Students develop proficiencies across the three modes of communication (interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational) in the range of Intermediate High to Advanced Mid of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages’ (ACTFL) Proficiency Guidelines. Through careful examination of the required readings and other texts, students work to hone their critical reading and analytical writing skills. Literature is explored within the contexts of its time and place, and students gain insights on the many voices, historical periods, and cultures represented in the required readings and other texts. The course also includes a strong focus on cultural, artistic, and linguistic connections and comparisons, which is supported by the exploration of various media (art, music, film, articles, and literary criticism).  
Tuition: $800 if enrolled after June 30. $775- early bird price if tuition is paid by June 30. 
Dates: This course will meet live each week, day TBD. (Attendance is encouraged, but not required.) Eastern time. Class will begin the first week of September and will end after the AP exam in May.. We will take a one-week break for Thanksgiving, two weeks at Christmas, and a week of spring break during Holy Week. This class will also include a summer reading component.

Instructor qualifications: This will be my fifth year teaching for PA Homeschoolers.  I have a B.A in Spanish Education from Cedarville University and earned an M.A. in Spanish through the University of Northern Iowa while studying in Querétaro, Mexico. I have taught Spanish at both the high school and university levels and have also worked in training undergrad education majors. In addition, I’ve worked as a scorer for AP Spanish Language exams for more than 10 years and have also taught English as a foreign or second language both online and in-person. Having a deep sense of wanderlust, I’ve traveled extensively and can never get quite enough of exploring new places and cultures. After recently returning to the US after living in Mexico, my husband, daughter, and I now live with our two dogs to my hometown in Ohio.   

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