The AP® Spanish Language course is designed to provide our students with a learning experience equivalent to a 3rd year college-level course in Spanish language, literature and culture. The main emphasis is on communication skills in all modes [speaking, writing, reading & listening]. To reach this end we concentrate on building vocabulary, refining structural accuracy and encountering authentic materials such as literature (including some novels), music, and various resources available over the internet. Spanish will be spoken in class almost exclusively. Students are expected to take the AP exam. It is not only an objective of the course to prepare for the exam, but as a rigorous exam it can provide helpful indicators of a student’s abilities. To prepare for such an exam, and to maintain university level study, students can also expect challenging tasks and regular homework.