AP Chinese

What is AP Chinese Language and Culture exam?

The AP Chinese Language and Culture exam is an important step in a commitment by the College Board to further multiculturalism and multilingualism in secondary school education. The AP Chinese Language and Culture Exam is approximately two hours and 15 minutes in length. It assesses Interpersonal, Interpretive, and presentational communication skills in Mandarin Chinese, along with knowledge of Chinese culture.

The AP Chinese Language and Culture course and examination is based on Mandarin/Putonghua Chinese. The exam provides its questions using both traditional and simplified characters, enabling students with knowledge of either type of characters to take the exam. Similarly, student responses using either set of characters are accepted.

After we have done the research, we found out that BARRON’S AP CHINESE LANGUAGE AND CULTURE is the best AP Chinese prep book so far on the market.


This is the best prep book for students to prepare AP(Advanced Placement) Exam: Chinese so far. It reviews all parts of the exam including Listening, Reading, Writing, Grammar, Speaking, and Culture. In addition, each section has exercises, and the listening and reading sections include practice questions with answer keys and answer explanations. The book reflects the AP exam’s standards, presenting questions in both traditional and simplified Chinese characters. There are two full-length practice exams presented with answer keys, students can get the format of the AP exam: Chinese and estimate their score. Enclosed three audio compact discs present spoken material covering the exam’s Listening, Writing, and Speaking sections are also very helpful.

This book has been using by many students as the AP exam’s standards, it is the most popular book and it is a must for AP Chinese preparation!

Study this book and achieve your best AP score at AP Chinese Exam!

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