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World Language Exams

Special equipment and procedures

You may administer AP Exams in world languages in a regular classroom, a language lab, or a computer lab. Make sure the room you plan to use has all of the necessary equipment and that all the correct materials are ordered.

Ordering materials

Each school's order for AP Exams in world languages contains at least one master listening and one master speaking CD. Some schools administer the speaking sections of the exams in multiple locations. If you plan to do this, you should order the same number of master speaking CDs as you will have testing locations. You can order additional master CDs when you order your AP Exams online.

Necessary equipment

  • CD player: You will need a high-quality CD player with speakers to play the listening and speaking master CDs. If you are recording the speaking portion in more than one room, you will need a CD player at each of these locations.
  • Tape recorder (if not recording onto CD): You will need a tape recorder to record student responses at each recording location if you are not recording on CDs.

Reference materials

  • Refer to the AP Coordinator's Manual for full instructions and procedures for preparing for and administering the AP Exams in world languages.
  • Schools may also download specific exam instructions for recording student responses on computer.

AP Chinese and Japanese Exams on CD

AP Chinese Language and Culture and AP Japanese Language and Culture Exams are delivered on CD. Detailed information about administering these exams, including hardware and software requirements, is available in the AP Coordinator’s Manual and AP Exam Instructions book.

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