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AP® Italian Language and Culture

For new and experienced AP teachers

Learning outcomes

After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Apply concrete strategies for designing and implementing an effective AP Italian Language and Culture curriculum, drawing from the Curriculum Framework
  • Develop activities and assessments that present language in cultural context, appropriately build students' proficiencies in the modes of communication as defined in the Standards for Foreign Language Learning: Preparing for the 21st Century and integrate "authentic materials" into language instruction
  • Implement strategies to effectively prepare students for the AP exam
  • Develop or revise a syllabus to align with course requirements

Workshop materials

Each participant will receive a copy of the Workshop Handbook and Resources, which contains:

  • AP Italian Language and Culture Course and Exam Description
  • AP Course Audit information
  • Sample syllabus for AP Italian Language and Culture and a Syllabus Development Guide
  • AP Italian Language and Culture Practice Exam
  • AP Italian Language and Culture free-response materials (student samples, scoring guidelines, and commentary)

Curriculum Module: Sfide globali: Diritti umani e Migrazioni e frontiere

The six themes of the AP Italian Language and Culture course allow teachers to present language concepts and skills within meaningful contexts. The lessons in this curriculum module focus on one of the themes: global challenges. Two lessons address the recommended contexts of human rights and migrations and borders. Chosen for their application to the modern, "real" world and for their use of historical and contemporary ideas, documents and language, these two exemplary teaching units offer students the opportunity to explore 21st-century issues through written, audio and visual resources. They cultivate Interpretive, Interpersonal, and Presentational Communicative skills and encourage open-ended responses on the parts of both teachers and students.

  • Lesson 1: Sfide globali: Diritti umani
  • Lesson 2: Sfide globali: Migrazioni e frontiere
  • Summative Assessment

Note: Curriculum module materials reflect important topics in AP courses, and the materials are meant to provide teachers with resources and classroom ideas. However, curriculum module materials should not be taken as an indication that a particular topic will appear on the AP Exam.