AP® FRENCH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE
The goal of AP French Language and Culture and French V is for each student to be able to interpret and discuss historical, cultural, and current event topics pertaining to the various communities that exist in France and the Francophone world. Students analyze, interpret, and synthesize information from sources such as news articles, literary works, songs, video clips, films, documentaries, advertisements, personal emails, and voice messages. Students are also encouraged to express informed personal opinions and conclusions regarding the material to which they are exposed. They compare and contrast different cultural practices within the Francophone world as well as observe similarities to and differences between the Francophone world and their own. Students engage with French language and culture through creative and collaborative activities. Six topics are explored throughout the course: Personal and Public Identities, Families and Communities, Global Challenges, Science and Technology, Contemporary Life, and Beauty and Aesthetics. In this multi-track course, students may select the AP® or French V track, depending on whether they plan to take the AP® exam in May. AP® students are expected to delve deeper into the topics, take AP®-style assessments, and prepare for the AP® exam. French V is recommended for students who have completed three or four years of French but do not want to prepare for the AP® exam.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of One Schoolhouse’s French IV, or French III and immersion experience
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