July 22 – July 26
The AP Spanish Literature and Culture course is designed to provide students with a learning experience equivalent to that of an introductory college course in texts from Spain, Latin America, and the U.S. Hispanic literature. The course provides opportunities for students to demonstrate their proficiency in Spanish across the three modes of communication: interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational, and the five goal areas outlined in the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century.
The course reflects a meaningful integration of the cultures, connections, and comparisons, goal areas of the "Standards." There is emphasis on approaching literature through global, historical and contemporary cultural *Advanced Placement contexts. Students are encouraged to understand and retell the content of the texts they read and to relate it to literary, historical, and sociocultural contexts in Spanish. One of the course's goals is helping students progress beyond reading comprehension and literary analysis, and be able to read with critical, historical and literary sensitivity, applying the skills acquired in this course to life-long learning and life. course with enthusiasm and confidence.
Marta Loyola earned her B.A. and M.A. degrees in Spanish Language and Hispanic Literatures from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She taught AP Spanish Literature for 12 years in Miami-Dade County Public Schools, where she also taught courses in the Humanities, including Art History at the high school level. Since earning her Doctor in Modern Languages degree in Spanish and French from Middlebury College, Vermont in 2002, she has taught at the college level in Trinity University Washington in Washington, D.C., Lakeland College in Sheboygan, WI, and Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, VA , where she also proposed and developed courses in the literature and art of Spain. Dr. Loyola has been a consultant for the College Board since 1996 and has directed yearly APSIs since 2003.
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