AP Chinese is a relatively new addition to the Advanced Placement language course options by College Board. The first AP Chinese exam was administered May 2007. The exam consists of two sections, testing students on their communication skills, reading comprehension, and a basic knowledge of Chinese culture.

The Exam

  • Section I: Multiple choice

    Part A: Reading

    Part B: Listening

  • Section II: free response section, requiring both spoken and written responses

    Part A: Writing

    Part B: Speaking

About the Exam

AP Chinese level of difficulty requires an intermediate proficiency in Mandarin Chinese.

Many colleges and universities offer class credit or scholarships for high AP scores, so investing in some Chinese practice now can actually save you money on tuition.

More information to come!