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AP® - Italian Language and Culture Course

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The AP® Italian Language and Culture Course is available for high schools who wish to offer to their students the possibility to practice Italian online, bring their language skills to a superior level and get ready for the AP Exam.

 

The CyberItalian AP® Italian Language and Culture syllabus is officially authorized by the US College Board.

 

PLEASE NOTE: as we are an online provider we do not offer the AP exam, we only prepare students for it. The student's school usually organizes the AP test and manages the administrative aspects of it. Please contact your school for more information about it.

 

During the AP course, students are supervised by a teacher who corrects their work. Students can contact the teacher via email anytime, for any doubt or question regarding the course and their study.

 

All sessions are online and asynchronous apart a fixed-schedule audio/video group class every other week (students can choose their preferred schedule: either Fridays at 8 pm EST or Saturdays at 11 am EST.)

 

This is an intensive course requiring students to practice regularly from 10 to 16 hours per week.

 

Requirements: mastery of beginner and low intermediate language structures.

 

Courses start on Mondays, every other week.

Please specify if you need a two-week break in between semester 1 and 2 or no break.

 

Description - Teachers - Assessment and Certifications - Technical Requirements and FAQ - Fees and Registration

Key Facts

  • No. of on-line asynchronous, self-paced sessions: 32 (16 per semester*)
  • No. of on-line asynchronous, self-administered lessons (with exercises and exams): 32 (16 per semester)
  • No. of on-line asynchronous, self-administered audio lessons and recordings: 12 (6 per semester)
  • No. of assignments: 16 (8 per semester)
  • No. of fixed-schedule, audio/video group classes conducted live by the teacher: 16 (8 per semester)
  • Mid-term test: 2 (one per semester)
  • Final exam: 2 (one per semester)
  • Participation in the CyberItalian student group on FB.
  • Penpal email exchange with an Italian high-school student (or representant of a class) of a Liceo Classico o Scientifico in Italy.
  • Participation in Italian cultural events organized by Italian associations, Istituti di Cultura, MeetUp groups, etc.
  • Requirements: mastery of beginner and low intermediate language structures.

*Please specify if you need a two-week break in between semester 1 and 2 or no break.

 

Courses start on Mondays, every other week.

 

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Description

In the AP® Italian Language and Culture Course students follow online asynchronous sessions, complete self-administered language lessons with exercises and exams, write their assignments, record their voice in the audio lessons, and upload their assignments and recordings for correction. The teacher evaluates the work of the students, grades it and posts corrections and feedback online.

 

See sample of session 1: AP Course - Session 1

 

Assignments: students post assignments in the Class Forum. The teacher posts corrections and feedback in the Class Forum and in the student's Progress Report (available online 24/7).

 

Audio-lessons: students complete self-administered audio lessons with a Pronunciation Guide and Voice Recorder. Students upload their recording for the teacher for evaluation and grading. Students are required to have a headset/microphone combination for the audio lessons.

 

Fixed-schedule Audio/Video Group Classes: every other week students are required to participate in the fixed-schedule audio/video group class (students can choose their preferred schedule: either Fridays at 8 pm EST or Saturdays at 11 am EST.)

 

Pronunciation and recording
Image of Pronunciation Guide and Voice Recorder

 

 

Students can see their grades and personalized feedback anytime in the Progress Report (available online 24/7).

 

Progress report page


Sample of Progress Report
(depending on the course you take the format of the report might vary slightly)

 

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Teachers

CyberItalian’s digital curriculum and AP® Italian Language and Culture Course are utilized for Founders Education’s Italian courses. Students are evaluated by Founders Education certified teachers. Founders Education is accredited by AdvancEd's Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, a regional accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education.

 

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Assessment and Certifications

Having a variety of educational materials and activities, students are graded in different areas of study:

  • Self-Administered Exercise in the Lessons - 10% weight - based on the percentage of correct answers
  • Self-Administered Exams in the Lessons - 10% weight - based on the percentage of correct answers
  • Audio Lessons - 15% weight - for participation, effort to speak and quality of communication (organized, clear, fluent)
  • Assignments - 15% weight based on form and number of mistakes, grammar, accuracy, and overall sophistication in language and expression (40% of the grade), effort and quality of homework, thesis, examples, original ideas (40% of the grade), organization, style, expression (20% of the grade)
  • Participation in Audio Video Group Lessons and Email Exchange with Italian Pal - 15% weight - for participation, effort to speak and quality of communication (organized, clear, fluent)
  • Participation in Italian Cultural Events (organized by Italian associations, Istituti di Cultura, MeetUp groups, etc.) or the CyberItalian Student Group on FB - 5% weight - for participation, effort to speak and quality of communication (organized, clear, fluent)
  • Mid-term Test (available only for certain courses) - 10% weight - based on the percentage of correct answers
  • Final Exam - 20% weight - based on the percentage of correct answers

In the Self-administered Exercises included in the lessons, students receive an automatic score based on the percentage of correct answers. For educational purposes, these self-administered exercises can be taken several times (in this case, each time the student will have to re-enter the entire text in the exercise); the latest score of each exercise will be recorded over the previous one.

 

In the Self-administered Exams included in the lessons, students receive an automatic score based on the percentage of correct answers; only the score of the first time you take the exam will be recorded.

 

Grades are given in numbers with the following values:

 

A+ 97 - 100 Excellent, achievement surpasses the basic requirements of the course. Superior.
A 93 - 96 Excellent.
A- 90 - 92 Very good. Almost Excellent.
B+ 87 - 89 Good, student fulfills all requirements. Better than Above Average, but not quite A- work.
B 83 - 86 Above Average.
B- 80 - 82 Average Almost Above Average.
C+ 77 - 79 Slightly Better than Average.
C 73 - 76 Average.
C- 70 - 72 Slightly Lower than Average.
D+ 67 - 69 Below Average, but making progress.
D 63 - 66 Below Average student approaches the standard requirements for the course.
D- 60 - 62 Almost failing.
Fail Below Failing.

 

The Final Report (XLS format) with ALL scores, final average grade and feedback from the teacher is issued at the end of each semester.

 

If you need certifications you must have your work supervised and corrected by a US certified teacher from our partner Founders Education.

Founders Education is accredited by AdvancEd's Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, a regional accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education.

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Technical Requirements and FAQ

Check here for technical requirements.

 

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Fees and Registration

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