2New framework and example questions Why this new AP test?Currently not all AP tests are created equalmost universities retest the students upon their arrival.the college board wants to standardize the AP language tests, so that universities will use the results more readily.What is the standard?based upon the syllabi of the 10 best institutions -rated anonymously by the college boardNew framework and example questionsThe revised framework can be downloaded here:To open, right click, open hyperlink!Just a few words: Curriculum and framework was developed since 2007, with all languages together.AP readers and experts checked the new course design and again spoke with the college board.French too is getting a new course, and there won’t be a French Literature test anymore.Next year, the other langauges will follow. Italien was the first langauge and was already changed over last semester.
3Support group AP Teachers Support group AP Teachers!Find and share classroom ready materials!Essential course resources
4How to set up the syllabus, to get them all through the test Step 1. SyllabusHow to set up the syllabus, to get them all through the test
5Steps towards a revised course Teachers of AP German Language and Culture must submit an updated course syllabus for the academic year.Resources that support syllabus development and a timeline can be found on the following websiteDeadline is: January 31, 2012Syllabi must be-regularly updated-renewed every 5 years-standard basedread more on:Steps towards a revised courseVisit the AP German Language and Culture course home page for the information and resources you need to teach the revised course.!Sample syllabus is available here:To open, right click, open document, open!!
6Context! integrate use of language connect Course Themes the AP German Language and Culture course is structured around these 6 subjects:„Designing the AP German Language and Culture course around themes creates an interesting, meainingful context in which to explore a variety of language concepts. Themes help teachres integrate langauge, content, and culture into an interrelated series of lessons and activities that promote the use of the language in a variety of contexts. A theme may be used to plan a brief unit of study or a comprehensive unit spanning a greater period of time, or to connect with AP courses in other disciplines.“Context!integrateuse of languageconnect
7Lets try this ourselves Structure the course with 6 essential questions – one per topic.Lets think of a unit for each of these subject matters.which authentic materialswhat topic matterswhat current events included?Remember, you are anticipating the type of texts that students might see on exams! Only authentic materials are used on the AP tests from now on.162Ex: What is Beauty? Has it changed? If so, how?534
8Lets review that pedagogic jargon briefly Context for the courseEven grammar should be taught within a specific context!Everything will from now on have CONTEXTit’s the new buzz word.What does that mean for you and your course?The course needs to focus on context with a thematic approach. It must focus on culture with the three Ps.Lets review that pedagogic jargon briefly
9Quite some lingo: What are the … Authentic materials!is buzz word # 25 C’s?3 P’sConnectionsCultureComparisonCommunitiesCommunicationProductPracticesPerspectivesMercedesDuzen/SiezenSprache und Kulture – Deutschland, Österreich, SchweizDuzen/SiezenBasiert auf Perspektive, jemanden, den ich kenne, nicht kenne / wird anders angeredetInnerhalb & außerhalb der Schule in DeustchlandAgain, examples?Can you give me some examples?So again, the new test will focus on culture with 3 P’s?Thus, include Lieder, Bücher, Zeitungen!
11! Useful websites: Für Arbeitsblätter Matobe – online Verlag, Arbeitsblätter kaufen und downloadenFür NachrichtenARD onlineBundeskanzlerin.deTools to get students speakingLingtlanguageRhinospike (foreign language speak at demand)Habt ihr noch Webseiten?Remember: The student will be confronted with authentic materials during the test. He/She will need strategies as it will be impossible to predict what words or topics will be on the exam.Additional authentic matireal sources:To open, right click, open document, open!
12New AP Test breakdown Neues Examen 3 Stunden lang Es gibt 2 Sektionen, gegliedert nach Learning ObjectiveI.Print & WrittenII.Print & Audio combinedWhat is that? – Promotional Material, Werbung, Plakate zu Konzerten, Prospekte.New AP Test breakdown
13Einige Veränderungen/ wichtige Hinweise Free responses werden nicht mehr veröffentlichtDesign des Kurses ist wichtig – Es gibt leider nur 1 Praxis Examen im Moment.Hinter jeder Frage im Examen steht eine Learning ObjectiveKurs muss nach learning objectives structuriert werden.Studenten müssen Statistiken lesen können, und das Wort Quellenmaterial kennen.Practice Exam:t/testing/ap/german_lang/samp.html ?germanlang!
14Völlig NEU I Print & Audio Audio & Article (Ex. S. 25 of the pratice exam)Audio to S. 25.Students must read the text first, then answer the questions in regard to this text. Once the time is up, the student will have to listen to the read text (it starts automatically). The audio section will be read twice. The student now had to answer the oral questions, and will then have to answer the questions that compare and contrast the audio with the written.TAKES PRACTICE!
15Tell students, to only read one side to safe time! AudioTell students, to only read one side to safe time!Audio and Sample Test:
16Völlig NEU II Presentational Writing Student should makes some notes before writing.Frage lesenEigene Idee aufschreibenUnterstüzungen im Text findenKontrast findenINHALT IST WICHTIG!