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The AP French Language and Culture course is an advanced language course in which students are directly prepared for the AP French Language and Culture
test. It uses as its foundation the three modes of communication: interpersonal, interpretive and presentational. The course is conducted almost
exclusively in French.
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Our online AP French Language course is an advanced language course in which students acquire proficiencies that expand their cognitive, analytical and communicative skills. The AP French Language course prepares them for the AP French exam. It uses as its foundation the three modes of communication (Interpersonal, Interpretive and Presentational) as defined in the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century.
The course is designed as an immersion experience requiring the use of French exclusively. The online learning coach only uses French to communicate with students. In addition, all the reading, listening, speaking and writing is in French.
The course teaches language structures in context and focuses on the development of fluency to convey meaning. Students explore culture in both contemporary and historical contexts to develop an awareness and appreciation of cultural products, practices, and perspectives. The course contains a forum where students share their own opinions and comments and comment on other students' posts.
After completing this course, students will be able to:
The course contains 10 units divided into two semesters. Every 2-3 weeks, a new sub-theme is introduced within the 6 themes required by the College Board. Within that theme, students work on all aspects of communication: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Activities include the three modes of communication: interpretive, interpersonal and presentational. Student work is continually assessed based on various writing and speaking assignments which are graded according to the AP guidelines. In addition, a final assessment is given at the end of each theme.
The course contains several AP exam practices or mock exams to get students used to the format of the test.
Each unit is based on an overall theme and highlights a specific francophone country or region of the French-speaking world. Each unit is divided into either two or three smaller lessons, each of which contains approximately thirty to forty different activities, practices, and assessments for students to participate in and complete.
The activities and assignments in this course are specifically designed to help students improve their skills in all French communicative areas and to prepare them for the AP Exam. Not only are the tests, midterms, semester final exams, and AP test practices structured to assess the students' complete understanding of all the information presented and skills practiced, they give them great practice for the AP test.
Students write several paragraphs and/or forum posts in which they respond to and interact with the teacher and other students.
Students record themselves speaking in French. The teacher listens to and provides feedback on all the recordings.
Students understand and synthesize information from a variety of authentic written and print resources. Example resources include, but are not limited to, articles from Le Monde, Le Figaro, l'Express, France-Soir, l'Internaute, Courier International.
Sample activities include:
Students make comparisons between and within languages and cultures.
Students use the French language in real-life settings.
Students read passages from "AP French Preparing for the Language Examination"
Courses with a teacher have designated start dates throughout Fall, Spring, and Summer. Full-year courses last 10 months and semester courses last 4 months. Courses are taught by teachers in K12 International Academy. For details on start dates, click here.
To use this course, you'll need a computer with an Internet connection. Some courses require additional free software programs, which you can download from the Internet.
CPU: 1.8 GHz or faster processor (or equivalent)
RAM: 1GB of RAM
Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Mozilla Firefox 10.0 versions or higher, Chrome 17.0 or higher
CPU: PowerPC G4 1 GHz or faster processor; Intel Core Duo 1.83 GHz or faster processor
Browser: Firefox 10.0 versions or higher, Chrome 17.0 or higher (Safari is not supported!)
It is highly recommended that a broadband connection be used instead of dial up.
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Advanced Placement French Language and Culture, Part 2 (WLG510B)