FRENCH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE - ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) - WL1916
Length of Course:
Credit in French 3, or Department Chairperson’s consent.
Course Description: Advanced Placement French further develops the student’s communication skills in the language. Students will achieve a high level of ability in speaking, listening, writing and reading French. Students in Advanced Placement (AP) French will comprehend formal and informal spoken language; compose well-organized and coherent essays; read accurately; understand and analyze a variety of written articles and literature; express ideas; seek and give advice; defend one’s position; recognize, appreciate and understand cultural perspectives and patterns of interaction. This course prepares students for the Advanced Placement (AP) French Language Exam. Students who enroll in the AP course must have a high level of motivation and interest, as well as sufficient time to prepare out of class assignments. Authentic French realia from media and other digital resources will further an understanding of regional and cultural differences, history, modern lifestyles, as well as the role of technologies today. Exploration into globalization, environmental issues, and social problems will enhance the students’ understanding of the French-speaking countries.