Spanish Language

July 13-17
: Jay S. Duhl

Participants in this virtual session will examine the AP® Spanish Language & Culture course and exam.  Focused on cultivating understanding of the underlying philosophy, teachers will gain hands-on experience in designing lessons and units that prepare students for the AP® exam.  A detailed analysis of the 2019 exam will be provided along with strategies for each part of the exam.  By the end of the session, participants will have designed a complete unit of instruction ready for use in the upcoming school year, and will gain a level of comfort and confidence as they prepare to deliver the course to their students.

About the Instructor

Jay Duhl earned his B.A. in Spanish at Rutgers University and his M.A. in Spanish from Middlebury College. A teacher of Spanish for 27 years, Jay has taught AP® Spanish Language & Culture for the last 20 years at Parsippany High School in New Jersey.

A certified Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) tester in both Spanish and English, Jay conducts and rates official interviews for the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language (ACTFL), of which he is a member. He is the immediate past president of the New Jersey chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP), and serves as a Question Leader (supervisor/trainer) at the College Board® AP® exam reading. 

He is the co-author of a practice workbook, AP Test Prep: Mastering the Spanish Language Exam, EMC Publishing, and has presented numerous workshops on AP® Spanish language courses. He has been a College Board® consultant since 2012.

College Board Workshops Delivered:

          —Nov. 2012            Verona, NJ                                           One Day Workshop

          —Summer 2013      Erie 1 BOCES (Buffalo, NY)                4-day APSI

          —Summer 2013      Molloy College (Long Island, NY)        4-day APSI

          —Nov. 2013            WV Center for Professional Devel.      One Day Workshop

          —Nov. 2013            Verona, NJ                                           One-Day Workshop

          —Summer 2014      Erie 1 BOCES (Buffalo, NY)                4-day APSI

          —Summer 2014      WV Center for Prof. Devel.                  4-day APSI

          —Summer 2016      Bellafonte (PA) High School                4-day APSI

          —Summer 2017      WV Center for Prof. Devel.                  4-Day APSI

          —Summer 2018      Ocean County Community College     4-Day APSI

          —Nov. 2018            NYC Public Schools                             One Day Workshop

          —Summer 2019      Long Beach, California Schools           4-Day APSI

         —Summer 2019      Buffalo, NY                                           4-Day APSI

         —Summer 2019      NYC Public Schools                             4-Day APSI

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