2019 AP Spanish Language and Culture Exam Date: May 7, 2019 (morning 8 a.m.)
AP SPANISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE EXAM: 3 HOURS
Exam questions are based on the six learning objectives and assess all themes. As much as possible, students read and listen to authentic texts from the Spanish-speaking world throughout the exam.
The AP Spanish Language and Culture Course and Exam Description (.pdf/2.11MB) provides complete details about the exam.
Format of Assessment
Section I: Multiple Choice | 65 Questions | ~ 95 Minutes | 50% of Exam Score
- Part A: 30 questions
- Interpretive Communication: Print Texts
- Part B: 35 Questions
- Interpretive Communication: Print and Audio Texts (combined)
- Interpretive Communication: Audio Texts
Section II: Free Response | 8 Prompts | ~ 80 Minutes | 50% of Exam Score
- Interpersonal Writing: Email Reply (1 prompt)
- Presentational Writing: Persuasive Essay (1 prompt)
- Interpersonal Speaking: Simulated Conversation (5 prompts)
- Presentational Speaking: Cultural Comparison (1 prompt)
AP Spanish Language and Culture Exam Format
|Section||Number of Questions||Percent of Final Score||Time|
|Section I: Multiple Choice||Approx. 95 minutes|
|Part A||Interpretive Communication: Print Texts||30 questions||50%||Approx. 40 minutes|
|Part B||Interpretive Communication: Print and Audio Texts (combined)||35 questions||Approx. 55 minutes|
|Interpretive Communication: Audio Texts|
|Section II: Free Response||Approx. 85 minutes|
|Interpersonal Writing: Email Reply Samples2014||1 prompt||12.5%||15 minutes|
|Presentational Writing: Persuasive Essay||1 prompt||12.5%||Approx. 55 minutes|
|Interpersonal Speaking: Conversation||5 prompts||12.5%||20 seconds for each response|
|Presentational Speaking: Cultural Comparison||1 prompt||12.5%||2 minutes to respond|
For sample multiple-choice questions, refer to the Course and Exam Description.
Below are free-response questions from past AP Spanish Language and Culture Exams.
2015: Free-Response Questions
2014: Free-Response Questions
AP Practice Exams:
Past AP Spanish Language Exam Questions The College Board provides free-response questions from past AP Spanish Language and Culture Exams. These questions do not reflect the redesigned AP Spanish Language Exam administered for the first time in May 2014, but the question types are the same and the topics similar, making them a valuable resource for students and teachers. Included with the questions are scoring guidelines, sample student responses, and commentary on those responses, as well as exam statistics and the Student Performance Q&A (Chief Reader's Report) for the May 2013 administrations and before.