In recent years, each of the AP world language exams has been radically changed to reflect current research on foreign language acquisition, emphasizing the three modes of communication (interpretive, interpersonal, presentational) over discrete grammar and vocabulary items. Without strong preparation from the start of language study, success with the AP curriculum and exam is difficult.
Key goals of the grant are: to strengthen instruction in World Language classrooms at all levels; to foster collaboration between teachers in the 6-12 language program; to strengthen World Language curriculum at all levels to better prepare students for rigorous AP language courses.
We are extremely grateful to the AEF for its continued support! ¡Gracias! Merci! Gratias!
Read about AEF's recent fundraiser, where WL Director, Catherine Ritz, was a guest speaker: http://www.wickedlocal.com/arlington/news/x915449172/Arlington-Education-Foundation-raises-12-000-for-Arlington-schools