AP Spanish (Sem 1)

Course Description:

This course is the first semester of a two-semester sequence and is aligned to the Advanced Placement curriculum for Spanish Language. This course is the first semester of a two-semester sequence and is aligned to the Advanced Placement curriculum for Spanish Language. AP Spanish is an advanced language course in which students acquire proficiencies that expand their cognitive, analytical and communicative skills. The AP Spanish Language and Culture course prepares students for the College Board’s AP Spanish Language and Culture exam. It uses as its foundation the three modes of communication (Interpersonal, Interpretive and Presentational) as defined in the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century. The course is designed as an immersion experience and is conducted almost exclusively in Spanish. In addition, all student work, practices, projects, participation, and assessments are in Spanish. The course is based on the six themes required by the College Board: Global Challenges, Science and Technology, Contemporary Life, Personal and Public Identities, Families and Communities, and Beauty and Aesthetics. The course teaches language structures in context and focuses on the development of fluency to convey meaning. Students explore culture in both contemporary and historical contexts to develop an awareness and appreciation of cultural products, practices, and perspectives. In addition, students participate in a forum where they are able to share their own opinions and comments about various topics and comment on other students’ posts. The course also makes great use of the Internet for updated and current material. In order to maintain the integrity of AP standards, all AP course midterm and final exams must be proctored.

Course Details:

Course Title (District): AP Spanish (Sem 1)
Course Title (NCES SCED) : AP Spanish Language
Course Provider : Michigan Virtual
Content Provided By : Middlebury Interactive Languages
Online Instructor Provided By : Michigan Virtual
Standards Addressed : ACTFL, AP, NCAA
Ailgnment Document : https://drive.google.com/open?id=1e2tVW_qVZC8g4hhoTU88hwRJZSSLRXKg
Academic Terms : Semester
NCES SCED Code :
Subject Area : Foreign Language and Literature
Course Identifier : AP Spanish Language
Course Level : (G) General or Regular
Available Credit : 0.5
Sequence : 1 of 2

How To Enroll:

Enrollment Website : https://slp.michiganvirtual.org/
Email : [email protected]
Phone : (888) 889-2840

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Additional Course Information:

After completing this course, students will be able to:

• Prepare for the AP Spanish Exam

• Listen, read, understand, and interpret a wide-variety of authentic Spanish-language materials and sources

• Demonstrate proficiency in interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communication using Spanish

• Gain knowledge and understanding of the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world

• Use Spanish to connect with other disciplines and expand knowledge in a wide-­variety of contexts

• Develop insight into the nature of the Spanish language and its culture

• Use Spanish to participate in communities at home and around the world

INACOL Online Course Quality Standards

Academic Content Standards and Assessments Rating Comments
The goals and objectives clearly state what the participants will know or be able to do at the end of the course. The goals and objectives are measurable in multiple ways. Fully Met
The course content and assignments are aligned with the state’s content standards, Common Core curriculum, or other accepted content standards set for Advanced Placement® courses, technology, computer science, or other courses whose content is not included in the state standards. Fully Met
The course content and assignments are of sufficient rigor, depth and breadth to teach the standards being addressed. Fully Met
Information literacy and communication skills are incorporated and taught as an integral part of the curriculum. Fully Met
Multiple learning resources and materials to increase student success are available to students before the course begins. Fully Met
Course Overview and Introduction Rating Comments
Clear, complete course overview and syllabus are included in the course. Fully Met
Course requirements are consistent with course goals, are representative of the scope of the course and are clearly stated. Fully Met
Information is provided to students, parents and mentors on how to communicate with the online instructor and course provider. Fully Met
Legal and Acceptable Use Policies Rating Comments
The course reflects multi-cultural education, and the content is accurate, current and free of bias or advertising. Fully Met
Expectations for academic integrity, use of copyrighted materials, plagiarism and netiquette (Internet etiquette) regarding lesson activities, discussions, and e-mail communications are clearly stated. Fully Met MVS Acceptable Use
Privacy policies are clearly stated. Fully Met MVS Policy
Instructor Resources Rating Comments
Online instructor resources and notes are included. Fully Met
Assessment and assignment answers and explanations are included. Fully Met Middlebury offers extensive resoureces online for the instructor.
Instructional and Audience Analysis Rating Comments
Course design reflects a clear understanding of all students’ needs and incorporates varied ways to learn and master the curriculum. Fully Met
Course, Unit and Lesson Design Rating Comments
The course is organized by units and lessons that fall into a logical sequence. Each unit and lesson includes an overview describing objectives, activities, assignments, assessments, and resources to provide multiple learning opportunities for students to master the content. Fully Met
Instructional Strategies and Activities Rating Comments
The course instruction includes activities that engage students in active learning. Fully Met
The course and course instructor provide students with multiple learning paths, based on student needs that engage students in a variety of ways. Fully Met
The course provides opportunities for students to engage in higher-order thinking, critical reasoning activities and thinking in increasingly complex ways. Fully Met
The course provides options for the instructor to adapt learning activities to accommodate students’ needs. Partially Met While the course content is not modifiable, assignments and assessments can be modified to meet learners' diverse needs.
Readability levels, written language assignments and mathematical requirements are appropriate for the course content and grade-level expectations. Fully Met
Communication and Interaction Rating Comments
The course design provides opportunities for appropriate instructor-student interaction, including opportunities for timely and frequent feedback about student progress. Fully Met
The course design includes explicit communication/activities (both before and during the first week of the course) that confirms whether students are engaged and are progressing through the course. The instructor will follow program guidelines to address non-responsive students. Fully Met
The course provides opportunities for appropriate instructor-student and student-student interaction to foster mastery and application of the material. Fully Met
Resources and Materials Rating Comments
Students have access to resources that enrich the course content. Fully Met
Evaluation Strategies Rating Comments
Student evaluation strategies are consistent with course goals and objectives, are representative of the scope of the course and are clearly stated. Fully Met
The course structure includes adequate and appropriate methods and procedures to assess students’ mastery of content. Fully Met
Feedback Rating Comments
Ongoing, varied, and frequent assessments are conducted throughout the course to inform instruction. Fully Met
Assessment strategies and tools make the student continuously aware of his/her progress in class and mastery of the content. Fully Met
Assessment Resources and Materials Rating Comments
Assessment materials provide the instructor with the flexibility to assess students in a variety of ways. Fully Met
Grading rubrics are provided to the instructor and may be shared with students. Fully Met If the instructor needs grading rubrics, they are available through MVS.
The grading policy and practices are easy to understand. Fully Met
Course Architecture Rating Comments
The course architecture permits the online instructor to add content, activities and assessments to extend learning opportunities. Fully Met
The course accommodates multiple school calendars; e.g., block, 4X4 and traditional schedules. Fully Met
User Interface Rating Comments
Clear and consistent navigation is present throughout the course. Fully Met
Rich media are provided in multiple formats for ease of use and access in order to address diverse student needs. Fully Met
Technology Requirements and Interoperability Rating Comments
All technology requirements (including hardware, browser, software, etc...) are specified. Fully Met
Prerequisite skills in the use of technology are identified. Fully Met
The course uses content-specific tools and software appropriately. Fully Met
The course is designed to meet internationally recognized interoperability standards. Fully Met MVS Policy
Copyright and licensing status, including permission to share where applicable, is clearly stated and easily found. Fully Met MVS Policy
Accessibility Rating Comments
Course materials and activities are designed to provide appropriate access to all students. The course, developed with universal design principles in mind, conforms to the U.S. Section 504 and Section 508 provisions for electronic and information technology as well as the W3C’s Web Content Accessibility guidelines (WCAg 2.0). Fully Met MVS Policy
Data Security Rating Comments
Student information remains confidential, as required by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Fully Met
Accessing Course Effectiveness Rating Comments
The course provider uses multiple ways of assessing course effectiveness. Fully Met
The course is evaluated using a continuous improvement cycle for effectiveness and the findings used as a basis for improvement. Fully Met
Course Updates Rating Comments
The course is updated periodically to ensure that the content is current. Fully Met
Certification Rating Comments
Course instructors, whether faceto-face or virtual, are certificated and “highly qualified.” The online course teacher possesses a teaching credential from a state-licensing agency and is “highly qualified” as defined under ESEA. Fully Met
Instructor and Student Support Rating Comments
Professional development about the online course delivery system is offered by the provider to assure effective use of the courseware and various instructional media available. Fully Met
The course provider offers technical support and course management assistance to students, the course instructor, and the school coordinator. Fully Met
Course instructors, whether face-to-face or virtual, have been provided professional development in the behavioral, social, and when necessary, emotional, aspects of the learning environment. Fully Met
Course instructors, whether face-to-face or virtual, receive instructor professional development, which includes the support and use of a variety of communication modes to stimulate student engagement online. Fully Met
The provider assures that course instructors, whether face-to-face or virtual, are provided support, as needed, to ensure their effectiveness and success in meeting the needs of online students. Fully Met
Students are offered an orientation for taking an online course before starting the coursework. Fully Met

Review Conducted By : Michigan Virtual
Date of Review : 06/03/2014

1. Unit I: Personal Identity (Sub-Topics: Self-Image; Personal Interests; Personal Beliefs)

Grammar Topics: Present tense – Regular/Irregular; Gustar and Other Verbs; Ser vs. Estar with Adjectives; Possessives; Demonstratives

Culture, History, and Literature: Spanish in Africa; Bailes hispanos; History–Francisco Franco

2. Unit II: Families and Communities (Sub-Topics: Family Structure; Customs and Values; Education Communities)

Grammar Topics: Progressive Tenses; Preterite; Imperfect; Preterite vs. Imperfect

Culture, History, and Literature: Movie Ratings in Hispanic Countries; Picar y Tapas; Literature–“Los maderos de San Juan” by Asunción Silva

3. Unit III: Beauty and Aesthetics (Sub-Topics: Beauty and Creativity; Fashion and Design; Language, Literature, and Architecture)

Grammar Topics: Pronominal Verbs (reflexive, reciprocal); Por vs. Para; Pronouns (object, subject); Double object pronouns

Culture, History, and Literature: Torres humanas; History–Cortés y la Malinche

4. Unit IV: Contemporary Life (Sub-Topics: Relationships; Lifestyles; Social Customs and Values)

Grammar Topics: Present Subjunctive; Noun Clauses; Adjective Clauses; Adverbial Clauses

Culture, History, and Literature: African Influence in Latin America; The Spanish Monarchy; Literature–“Sensemayá” by Nicolás Guillén

5. Unit V: The Family and its Interaction with the World (Sub-Topics: Social Networking; Human Geography; Global Citizenship)

Grammar Topics: Indirect Commands; Direct Commands; Present Perfect Indicative (regular/irregular); Present Perfect Subjunctive

Culture, History, and Literature: La guitarra; Plantas medicinales; Historia–Che Guevara

6. Unit VI: Global Challenges (Sub-Topics: Population and Demographics; Economic Issues; Environmental Issues)

Grammar Topics: Future with probability; Conditional with probability; Prepositions; Relative pronouns

Culture, History, and Literature:Government in Uruguay; Literature–César Vallejo

Semester 1 Final Exam and AP Exam Practice

Term Type Enrollment Opens Enrollment Ends Random Draw Date Enrollment Drop Date Course Starts Course Ends # of Seats Course Fee Potential Additional Costs
Semester 04/01/2020 09/22/2020 06/01/2020 09/22/2020 08/28/2020 01/15/2021 300 $399.0000 0.0000
Drop Policy Completion Policy Term Type Enrollment Opens Enrollment Ends
The drop date for a full refund by the refund date or 25 consecutive days after the enrollment's start date, which ever date comes soonest. Students may access their course from their enrollment start date to their enrollment end date. A completion is a 60% final score or higher. Semester 04/01/2020 09/22/2020

Students can use email or private message system within the course to access highly qualified teachers when they need instructor assistance.

School Year Enrollment Count Pass Count Completion Rate Notes
14-15 31 26 83.9% Enrollment data includes all enrollments (21f and non-21f) for the 2014-15 school year.
15-16 21 16 76.2% None
16-17 27 25 92.6% Enrollment data include all enrollments (21f and non-21f) for the 2016-17 school year.
17-18 52 40 76.9% Enrollment data includes all enrollments (21f and non-21f) for the 2017-18 school year.
18-19 56 44 78.6%

Students will require a computer device with headphones, a microphone, webcam, up-to-date Chrome Web Browser, and access to YouTube. CAP LMS direct courses are accessible via the iPad Safari browser on iOS 11 or higher.

Please review the Michigan Virtual Technology Requirements: https://michiganvirtual.org/about/support/knowledge-base/technical-requirements/