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French 4 Language, Literature and Culture

This course is a study of Francophone Literature on the collegiate level for the student who has mastered French grammar. For qualified grade 11 and younger students who are considering taking AP® French Language and Culture in grade 12, this course also provides language and culture study that significantly enhances AP preparation. Students study a variety of works of French literature in their entirety, to improve language fluency and expand cultural familiarity. Students also follow French media and discuss current events. During the first semester the class will read and analyze Le Petit Prince by Antoine de St. Exupéry and Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme by Molière. During the second semester the class will explore other time periods and French-speaking countries with Un Papillon dans la Cité by Gisèle Pineau, Oscar et la Dame Rose by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt and Une Si Longue Lettre by Mariama Bâ. This class will be conducted entirely in French.
Note: Students who want to take the AP French exam should take TPS AP French instead of or after this course.