Spanish Language MOOC For Preparing AP Spanish Exam

Boston University is currently offering online course on, ‘Spanish Language: Preparing for the AP* Spanish Language and Culture Exam’. This self-paced course will emphasize on preparing students for the AP language and culture exam.
The overall objective of this course is to prepare for the AP Spanish Language exam and refine your linguistic skills in the process. This MOOC starts on January 31, 2017.

Course At A Glance

Length: 12 weeks
Effort: 6 – 8 hours/week
Subject: Spanish Language
Institution: Boston University and edX
Languages: Spanish
Price:  Free
Certificate Available: Yes. Verified Certificate for $50.
Session: Starts on January 31, 2017

Providers’ Details

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About This Course

Do you want to take the AP Spanish exam, but your school doesn’t offer a Spanish language course? Are you looking for a way to get more practice with and exposure to the AP Spanish exam in general? Then this interactive online course from Boston University Spanish instructors is for you. This course, conducted entirely in Spanish, will prepare you to do all the tasks on the AP exam, such as:
  • Interpret authentic written and audio texts
  • Speak Spanish both conversationally and be able to give formal presentations
  • Understand and discuss issues pertaining to all of the themes covered in the AP Spanish exam, including contemporary life, families and communities, personal and public identity, science and technology, beauty and aesthetics, as well as global challenges.
  • Consider the intersection of these themes as well as connections to your own lives

Why Take This Course?

This is a free online course. This MOOC will be offered with Video Transcripts. Student work will be published throughout the semester and have a direct, immediate impact. Through precise, rigorous reporting and policy analysis, students will substantively contribute to public discourse, and by virtue of that contribution drive political will toward positive policy solutions to the myriad social issues that vulnerable peoples across this globe face.
With that experience, students will be better prepared to use journalism and media for social change in whatever field they explore beyond the class.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course you will have knowledge of:
-Strategies for interpreting written and audio texts in Spanish, even when you don’t understand every word
-Strategies for starting, continuing, and ending a conversation in Spanish
-The formal conventions of letter writing
-How to make an effective and concise oral presentation
-How to write a well-argued and organized persuasive essay


Molly Monet-Viera
Lecturer at Boston University where she teaches all levels of Spanish language and Hispanic culture. She also tutors high school students to prepare them for the AP exam.
Alison Carberry Gottlieb
Holds a B.A. (Wellesley), M.A. and Ph.D. in Spanish from Boston University. From July  2015 on, she will head the Spanish language program.
Borja Ruiz de Arbulo
Lecturer teaching all levels of the Spanish language and culture courses at Boston University.


3 years of high school Spanish or the equivalent, i.e., intermediate-level proficiency.

How To Join This Course

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