AP French Language and Culture

French Language, AP                  10 Credits                     Grade Level: 10-12

Prerequisite:  Grade of “C” or better in French 3

Meets HS graduation requirement, CSU/UC “E” requirement for language other than English.

This is an advanced course in speaking, understanding, reading and writing in French.  In this class, students will improve the accuracy and fluency of their communication in French.  They will refine their ability to communicate in present, past and future time information about their appearance, personality, family, and friends, daily activities, and likes and dislikes.  Students will also improve their ability to persuade and command others and to express their opinions, probability and doubt.  They will learn to organize their thoughts and express opinions in extended critical essays.  They will further their understanding of the historical basis of similarities and differences in values and lifestyles between their culture and the cultures of French-speaking nations around the world.  Emphasis will be placed on developing and expanding vocabulary through the use of diverse literary and journalistic selections and authentic French-language media.  This course will prepare students to take the French AP exam for advanced placement in college.

Homework:   Minimum of 5-6 hours a week of language practice.  Extra time will be needed to study for tests, write essays, and work on projects.