ICoN AP course
The College Board approved AP® Italian Language and Culture online course
The AP® Italian Language and Culture course, developed by the ICoN (Italian Culture on the Net) Consortium is an online course for teachers and students, approved by the US College Board. The ICoN AP® online Italian Language and Culture course offers quality teaching material for exam preparation. Students access authentic material (written, audio, and video), and explore themes related to Italian culture.
There are a total of 15 units in this course; students access authentic material (written, audio, and video), and explore themes related to Italian culture. Each unit includes activities with automatic correction, as well as in-depth grammar and vocabulary sheets. Automatic correction activities are closed-response exercises: the system provides immediate feedback and records the activities and the progress of students, guiding them in the independent and conscious discovery of the language. Open correction activities are written and spoken activities linked to the topics of the units and tailored to the types of tests included in the “Free response” section of the AP exam. These activities are highly motivating for students, and may also include research on the web and group work that encourages written and spoken interaction in Italian. All materials are included in the course, and thus no need for additional materials.”
ICoN AP® Italian Language and Culture online can be used as a digital textbook in the classroom or as a course delivered entirely online, following one of four modalities of use: