This course follows the guidelines and procedures specified by the College Board® AP French Language and Culture curriculum. It is designed to enhance students’ knowledge of the French language through the development of reading, writing, listening, speaking, and expanding cultural knowledge.
The course is conducted almost exclusively in French. Students are expected to communicate in French using the three modes of communication (Interpersonal, Interpretive, and Presentational) defined in the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century. These three modes of communication are the foundation of the AP® French Language and Culture course.
Students in the AP French Language and Culture course should be able to make connections, draw comparisons, move fluidly between their native language and the target language (French), and use French in simulations of real-life settings. Assignments are meant to prepare students for, and emulate, the actual AP exam that they are likely to take upon successful completion of this class. The themes for this course are: global challenges, contemporary life, personal and public identities, families and communities, beauty and aesthetics, science and technology, and writing in French.