AP French Language and Culture

The AP course prepares students to demonstrate their level of French proficiency with a higher degree of accuracy and fluency across the three communicative modes.

What are the major projects you will complete in this course?

Spoken and written interpersonal communication including interschool Debates ; audio, visual and audiovisual interpretive communication; and spoken and written presentational communication. Students will also hone their ability to comprehend and communicate in formal and informal contexts reflective of the richness of the French language and francophone cultures.

Advanced Placement exam is available for this course.

Advanced Placement (AP) exams are available for this course. For more information on Advanced Placement, click here

Course Details

Laurence Patrick


"You should take this course if you are ready for a college-level course and have a passion for the French language and culture."

AP French Language and Culture

ID: 46111 Grade: 10-12 Length: Year
Credit: Language
Prerequisite: Current teacher recommendation Note: Beginning in 2019-20, grade 11 students who have completed at least one year in the Intermediate High course will be able to select this course for grade 12 without a teacher recommendation. Students in grades 9 and 10 will still require a teacher recommendation.
Note: This course has a grade point weighting of 0.5.

This AP course is comparable to a fourth semester college course in French. The course prepares students to demonstrate their level of French proficiency with a higher degree of accuracy and fluency across the three communicative modes: spoken and written interpersonal communication; audio, visual and audiovisual interpretive communication; and spoken and written presentational communication. Students will also hone their ability to comprehend and communicate in formal and informal contexts reflective of the richness of Francophone language and cultures. Instructional materials and activities are carefully and strategically adapted from authentic sources to support the linguistic and cultural goals of the course. Students will be prepared for and strongly encouraged to sit for the AP exam in May.

What Our Students Say

 


AP French has been very enjoyable and challenging. The course has given me a chance to take my French to the next level, and I have particularly enjoyed being able to explore the cultures of other francophone countries like Morocco, Canada, and the Pacific Islands. Students who are interested in taking their French to the next level, or continuing their French studies beyond school would find this course extremely useful. I would advise students taking this course to find ways to connect to the French culture—French news articles or French films since this expands vocabulary while enhancing knowledge about French and francophone culture. ”
Shivastu Karthik,
Class of 2019

Results that Matter

20+

Advanced Placement (AP) courses and exams

97%

of 3's, 4's, and 5's received in AP exams in 2018

21

Advanced Topics (AT) courses

34%

of the Class of 2018 graduates were awarded cum laude commendations