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Advanced Placement (AP) Chinese Language and Culture: Downloadable PDFs, Links, MP3s, presentations and Information from the College Board

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Chinese Language and Culture

Download the AP Chinese Language and Culture Course Description, Effective Fall 2011 (.pdf/880KB).
Complete course and exam information is available in the Course Description.
Requires Adobe Reader (latest version recommended).
AP Chinese Language and Culture Exam Overview (.pdf/4.6MB): Use this presentation to preview the question types and directions screens you'll see on exam day.
The AP Chinese Exam assesses students' interpersonal communication skills, their abilities to present and interpret language in spoken and written forms, and their functional familiarity with Chinese culture.

Frequently Asked Questions

What level of Chinese language ability and what aspects of Chinese culture will be taught in the course and assessed in the exam?

The AP Chinese Language and Culture course is roughly equivalent to a 4th semester college course. The course and exam incorporate Chinese cultural information within the teaching of reading, writing, speaking, and listening to the language.

On which Chinese dialect is the AP Chinese Language and Culture Exam based?

The AP Chinese Language and Culture course and examination is based on Mandarin/Putonghua Chinese.

What type of characters are used on the exam?

The exam provides its questions using both traditional and simplified characters, enabling students with knowledge of either type of characters to take the exam. Similarly, student responses using either set of characters are accepted.

How can I find out if AP Chinese Language and Culture is available in my high school?

Please check with your Chinese teacher, your school's AP Coordinator, or principal/head of school to find out whether your school offers the AP Chinese Language and Culture course. If your teachers and school administrators are unaware of this course, encourage them to visit AP Central for more information.

How is the AP Chinese exam scored?

The AP Chinese Reader's scores on the essays and problem-solving questions are combined with the computer-scored multiple-choice questions, and the total raw scores are converted to a composite score based on AP's 5-point scare: 5 (Extremely well qualified), 4 (Well qualified), 3 (Qualified), 2 (Possibly qualified), and 1 (No recommendation).

AP Chinese Language and Culture: from the College Board


Ray Chinese School AP Chinese Culture Presentations - Part 1

http://youtu.be/xgBbKEalNKc


AP Chinese Language and Culture Course Home Page

AP Chinese Language and Culture Course Information

AP Course Audit Information

Exam Information and Resources


Chinese Language and Culture Initiatives

The College Board has launched a series of new programs to expand Chinese education in U.S. schools and to support the growth of AP Chinese. Programs include: summer institutes in China for current Chinese teachers, guest teachers from China, school presentations on Chinese language and culture, and delegations to China. To learn more, visit:www.collegeboard.com/k12chinese.

Classroom Instruction and Resources

Special Focus Materials

Scaffolding Student Interaction with Authentic Materials

Course Content - Related Articles

Reviews of Teaching Resources

There are currently more than 250 reviews of Chinese Language and Culture resources, including textbooks, Web sites, software, and more, in the Teachers' Resources area. Each review describes the resource and suggests ways it might be used in the classroom.

Electronic Discussion Groups

Communicate via email with other members of the AP Central community by joining the electronic discussion group (EDG) for the course(s) you teach.

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