AP French, German, Italian, Spanish Language, and Spanish Literature

More to come

This page provides a summary to help you prepare for the 2023 AP Exams. More information will be available in the AP Coordinator's Manual, Part 2 in early 2023. 

Ordering Exams

AP coordinators order exams for AP French, German, Italian, Spanish Language and Culture, and AP Spanish Literature and Culture along with all other AP Exams in AP Registration and Ordering. For more information about ordering AP Exams, go to Ordering and Fees.

Ordering Master CDs

Each order for an AP French, German, Italian, and Spanish Language and Culture and Spanish Literature and Culture Exam includes one set of master CDs, as follows:

  • French, German, Italian, and Spanish Language and Culture: one master CD for Section I (listening), and a double CD set containing one master CD for writing and one master CD for speaking for Section II.
  • Spanish Literature and Culture: one master CD for Section I (listening).

By default, you'll receive one set of master CDs for each subject ordered, regardless of the number of exams ordered. If there will be multiple testing rooms for any of these subjects, you'll need to order a set of master CDs for each testing room. Review the “Ordering Additional Master CDs” section in the AP Coordinator's Manual, Part 1.

When you submit your exam order, you may request:

  • 1 additional master writing/speaking CD set for every 4 exams ordered
  • 1 additional master listening CD for every 10 exams ordered

You may add additional master CDs to your exam order until March 15, 2023, 11:59 p.m. ET.

Administering the Exams

The AP French, German, Italian, Spanish Language and Culture, and Spanish Literature and Culture Exams require special equipment and exam procedures.  

AP Spanish Literature and Culture includes a master listening CD for section 1, Part A.

AP French, German, Italian, and Spanish Language and Culture Exams require student responses to be recorded using digital recording equipment and must be submitted through the Digital Audio Submission (DAS) portal to be scored. Visit the following pages for more information: 

More information about setting up and administering these exams, is in the “AP French, German, Italian, and Spanish Language and Culture Exams” or the “AP Spanish Literature and Culture Exam” sections in the 2022-23 AP Coordinator’s Manual, Part 2.

Available in 2023: Administering AP World Language Exams
with Extended Time 

In 2022, we introduced a new resource to provide additional support in administering AP French, German, Italian, and Spanish Language and Culture Exams to students who are approved by the College Board SSD office for time and one-half (50%) or double time (100%) extended time. This resource will be available in early spring 2023 for the 2023 AP Exams.

Key Dates

Wed, Mar 15, 2023

11:59 PM ET

Deadline to Add Additional Master CDs to Your Exam Order

You may add additional master CDs to your order through AP Registration and Ordering until this deadline.

Resources