AP French Language and Culture
This class prepares accomplished French language students for the Advanced Placement exam. The teacher is trained, certified and experienced as a Reader (evaluator) for the AP French exam. The course explores the themes presented in the AP exam: Global Challenges, Science and Technology, Contemporary Life, Personal and Public Identities, Families and Communities, and Beauty and Aesthetics. In class we will read on-topic material together, and discuss and debate complex ideas — all in French. This course will help the student anticipate the format of the exam and drill the necessary skills of interpretative communication, interpersonal writing, presentational writing, interpersonal speaking and presentational speaking. Watching films and French TV, along with reading comprehension and audio recordings, will develop fluency. Assignments, quizzes, and tests will be targeted toward building and demonstrating AP French exam readiness.
Note: AP French may be taken after French 3 or French 4/5. The AP French exam covers not only language but also culture and current cultural issues. Students will be better prepared for both language and culture and earn higher scores if AP French is taken after French 4/5, preferably during the student’s last year in high school.
Attendance Required: Because this is a spoken language mastery course, regular active participation is required and is factored into the course grade. This course is unable to offer the flexible scheduling you may expect from TPS AP and college dual credit courses.
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