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 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. All Japanese text displayed on the screen is in kana and kanji characters. You must use Microsoft IME for typing Japanese text.
30–35 questions 20mins 25% of Score
35–40 questions 1hr 25% of Score
2 tasks, 7 questions 30mins 25% of Score
2 Tasks, 5 questions 11mins 25% of Score
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2019 AP Japanese Language and Culture Free-Response Questions and Scoring Guidelines
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2019 AP Japanese Language and Culture Free-Response Questions
Review the released free-response questions to get an idea of the exam format and content.
2019 AP Japanese 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 Japanese 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.