Teaching AP® English Language and Composition

EDUC X 394.03

This online course includes intensive sessions for teachers who are designing an AP® English Language and Composition course for their high schools or are planning to take over an existing program.

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What you can learn.

  • Understand the benefits and challenges of an AP® English Language and Composition course
  • Learn about the AP® program, timing, and scheduling decisions that must be made when offering the course
  • Get tips on establishing a classroom experience that inspires students to do their best work
  • Learn strategies for teaching and testing AP®-quality, multiple-choice questions, and free-response essays
  • Create your own syllabus for a two-semester AP® English Language and Composition course
  • Get recommendations on curriculum and book selection, source books, audiovisuals, and web-based learning opportunities

About this course:

This 45-hour equivalent course includes intensive sessions for teachers who are designing an AP® English language and composition course for their high schools or are planning to take over an existing program. Administrators and AP® coordinators also might find this course useful since it explains the design and benefits of an AP® English language and composition high school course. Participants review such topics as publications from The College Board, timing and scheduling decisions that must be made when offering an AP® English language and composition course, and methods and models for teaching a successful AP® language course. Participants analyze and review the grading of released copies of the AP® English language and composition exam (offered each May). The course provides sample lesson plans with tips for teaching and testing. Participants read, discuss, and interact as they create four lesson plans and conclude the course by creating their own syllabus for a two-semester AP® English language and composition course. This course is designed to help teachers who are new to AP® as it begins by focusing on materials published by The College Board. However, assignments and interaction among course participants should prove useful and practical for all participants whether initiating or enhancing an AP® English language and composition course.

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