AP Japanese Language and Culture
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The AP Japanese 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 Japanese. Throughout the exam, you will be asked to demonstrate your understanding of Japanese-speaking cultures.
The exam is administered in schools on computers. On exam day, you will read text on the screen, listen through a headset, type using the keyboard, and speak into a microphone. The input method for typing Japanese is the Google Japanese IME, which allows you to type in different modes including hiragana, katakana, and kanji. Instructions are provided on the exam screens.
30–35 questions 20mins 25% of Score
This section consists of a variety of audio materials, including public announcements, voice messages, instructions, cultural presentations, school debates, radio reports, and dialogues.
Questions will test your ability to:
35–40 questions 1hr 25% of Score
This section consists of a variety of written materials (e.g., journalistic and literary texts, emails, letters, instructions, and travel brochures). Questions will test your ability to:
2 tasks, 7 questions 30mins 25% of Score
2 Tasks, 5 questions 11mins 25% of Score