General Description: AP Japanese 4 is a rigorous course equivalent to the third- year college course in Japanese language and culture. AP Japanese 4 strives to promote fluency and accuracy in the target language while exploring culture in both contemporary and historical context. Students will develop their awareness and appreciation of Japanese culture, practices and perspectives.


In addition to advanced textbook and workbook materials, primary language sources will be included. Newspaper and magazine articles, websites, emails, short stories, and journal writings are all possible sources for diversifying studies. It is possible that Japanese 3 and 4 will be taught as a split-class; therefore students should be capable of working independently.