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AP Chinese Language and Culture Exam

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AP Chinese Exam Brief Overview

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AP Chinese Language and Culture Exam

  1. 1. AP Chinese Language and Culture Exam Shin-Shin Lin Fremd High School 8.2013
  2. 2. AP Chinese Language and Culture Course Home Page
  3. 3. AP Chinese Language and Culture Course Exam • Approximately 3 hours • It assesses interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational communication skills in Mandarin Chinese, along with knowledge of Chinese culture.
  4. 4. AP Chinese Language and Culture Course Exam • Computer based • Input methods: a. Microsoft Pinyin IME (MSPY) b. Microsoft New Phonetic IME, which is based on Zhuyin Fuhao (Bopomofo) • Provide both Traditional and Simplified Chinese Characters
  5. 5. AP Chinese Language and Culture Course Exam • Section 1~ Multiple-Choice • Section 2~ Free-Response
  6. 6. Section 1~ Multiple-Choice Part A : Listening • identify the appropriate continuation of a conversation. (interpersonal) • answer questions about different types of listening stimuli. (interpretive) Part B: Reading • answer questions about different types of reading texts. (interpretive)
  7. 7. Section 1~ Multiple-Choice Part A : Listening
  8. 8. Section 1~ Multiple-Choice Part A : Listening-1
  9. 9. Section 1~ Multiple-Choice Part A : Listening -2
  10. 10. Section 1~ Multiple-Choice Part A : Listening -2
  11. 11. Section 1~ Multiple-Choice Part B: Reading
  12. 12. Section 1~ Multiple-Choice Part B: Reading
  13. 13. Section 1~ Multiple-Choice Part B: Reading
  14. 14. Section 2~ Free-Response Part A : Writing in the interpersonal and presentational • narrate a story suggested by a series of pictures. (presentational) • read and answer an e-mail message. (interpersonal ) Part B: Speaking • respond to a series of thematically linked questions as part of a simulated conversation. (interpersonal) • make a presentation on a given aspect of Chinese culture. (presentational ) Scoring Guidelines
  15. 15. Section 2~ Part A : Writing-1 narrate a story suggested by a series of pictures. (presentational)
  16. 16. Section 2~ Part A : Writing-2 read and answer an e-mail message (interpersonal )
  17. 17. Section 2~ Part B : Speaking-1 Conversation. (interpersonal)
  18. 18. Section 2~ Part B : Speaking-2 Chinese culture (presentational ) (Preparation time 4 mins, response time 2 mins)
  19. 19. AP Grade • communicative mode Interpretive 40 percent Interpersonal 30 percent Presentational 30 percent • language modality Listening 25 percent Reading 25 percent Writing 25 percent Speaking 25 percent

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