Syllabus Title: 
AP French Language and Culture
Syllabus Description: 

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.

Collection Semester: 
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Semester 1
New Unit Collection: 
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Unité 1: L'Introduction à l'examen d'AP
New Unit Content: 
  • What is AP French?
  • AP Exam introduction
  • Test Prep
  • Thematic Organization
  • Multiple choice
  • E-mail Response
  • Persuasive Essay
  • Conversation
  • Cultural Comparison
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Unité 2: Les défis mondiaux
New Unit Content: 
  • Global Challenges
  • Economic Issues
  • External Debt
  • Environmental Issues
  • Views on Environmental Issues
  • Philosophical Thought
  • Religion
  • Population and demographics
  • Human Migrations
  • Social Welfare
  • Social Awareness
  • Vocabulary for descriptions
  • Types of Reading
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Unité 3: La vie contemporaine
New Unit Content: 
  • Introduction to Contemporary Life
  • Education and Careers
  • Entertainment and Fun
  • Lifestyles
  • Relationships
  • Travel as a Departure
  • Travel as Experience
  • Travel as a Destination
  • Type of Texts
  • Listening Skills
  • Cornell Notes
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Unité 4: L'identité personnelle et publique
New Unit Content: 
  • Introduction to Personal and Public Identities
  • Language and Culture
  • Alienation
  • Assimilation
  • Heroes and Historical Figures
  • National Identity
  • Ethnic Identity
  • Personal Beliefs
  • Self-Image
  • Academic Language
  • Argumentative Text
  • Types of Arguments

 

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Semester 2
New Unit Collection: 
New Unit Heading: 
Unité 5: La famille et la communauté
New Unit Content: 
  • Introduction to Semester 2
  • Introductions to Families and Communities
  • Customs and Traditions
  • Values
  • Education Communities
  • Family Structure
  • Global Citizenship
  • Human Geography
  • Social Networking
  • Introduction to Discourse Analysis
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Unité 6: La beauté et l'esthétique
New Unit Content: 
  • Beauty and Aesthetics
  • Architecture, Beauty and Nature
  • Architecture and Beauty
  • Defining Beauty
  • Beauty and self esteem
  • Creation and Creativity
  • Fashion
  • Design
  • Language
  • The Experience of Literature
  • Punctuation Marks 1
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Unité 7: La science et la technologie
New Unit Content: 
  • Science and Technology
  • Access To Technology
  • Effects of technology
  • Health, Politics, and Technology
  • Medicine and Science
  • Innovations
  • Natural Phenomena
  • Science and Ethics
  • Punctuation Marks 2
  • Description techniques
  • Anglicisms
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Unité 8: L'expression écrite
New Unit Content: 
  • Coherence
  • Cohesion
  • Citation Techniques
  • Transitional Words
  • Punctuation Marks 3
  • The Writing Process
  • Prefixes
  • Syllabification 1
  • Syllabification 2
  • Rules of Accentuation 1
  • Rules of Accentuation 2
  • Suffixes
  • Idiomatic Expressions