In this course, students will continue to refine their grammar skills, expand their vocabulary, and improve their French communication and comprehension skills, both verbal and written, while gaining as much cultural knowledge as possible about the Francophone world. The goal is for the student to be able to interpret and discuss historical, cultural, and current event topics pertaining to the various different communities that exist in the Francophone world. Students will analyze, interpret, and synthesize information from various 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 will 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 will engage with French language and culture through creative and collaborative activities. Students may select the AP® French or French V track in this course. AP® students will be expected to delve deeper into the topics, take AP®-style assessments, and prepare for the AP® French Language and Culture exam in the spring. French V is recommended for students who have completed four or more 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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