Do students have a choice in written expression on the AP Chinese Language and Culture Exam, such as using traditional versus simplified characters?

Yes. Students can compose their written responses on the computer using either Pinyin or Bopomofo. Within the exam application, students will be instructed how and when to select from one of the three input methods: Pinyin Simplified, Pinyin Traditional, and Bopomofo. Students will have the option to toggle between the inputs.

Let students know that hitting the Shift or Caps Lock key will switch the input language to English. To switch the input language back to Chinese, they must hit the Shift or Caps Lock key again.