AP Chinese Language and Culture
Sign in to My AP or view free online classes and review sessions on YouTube.
Important: Because of school closures due to COVID-19, we’re offering at-home testing for the 2020 AP Chinese Language and Culture Exam as well as free resources to help you prepare. For more details, visit the 2020 AP Coronavirus Updates AP Chinese Language and Culture exam page. Note that any related adjustments to 2020 AP Exams, such as length or content covered, may not be reflected on all AP Students pages.
The AP Chinese Language and Culture Exam will test your ability to apply communication skills developed in the course, including interpreting different types of written and audio texts, writing to and speaking with others, and presenting your ideas in written and spoken Chinese. Throughout the exam, you will be asked to demonstrate your understanding of Chinese-speaking cultures.
The exam is administered at a computer. On exam day, you will read text on the screen, listen through a headset, type using the keyboard, and speak into a microphone.
You will have some choices for reading and writing in Chinese. The display and input options will have no effect on your exam score:
25–35 questions 20mins 25% of Score
35–40 questions 1hr 25% of Score
2 questions 30mins 25% of Score
2 tasks, 7 questions 11mins 25% of Score
Practice in AP Classroom
Enrolled in an AP course? If you’ve already joined your class section online, your teacher can assign you practice questions through AP Classroom. Sign in to access them.
2019 AP Chinese Free-Response Questions and Scoring Guidelines
Review the released free-response questions to get an idea of the exam format and content. Includes audio files and transcripts.
2019 AP Chinese Free-Response Questions
Review the released free-response questions to get an idea of the exam format and content.
2019 AP Chinese Language and Culture Scoring Guidelines
See the guidelines that the AP Program used to score the free-response questions.
Conversation Audio File
Cultural Presentation Audio File
Cultural Presentation Transcript
AP Chinese Language and Culture Exam Free-Response Question and Scoring Information Archive
Review free-response questions, sample student responses, and scoring guidelines from 2018 and earlier