Learning Recommendations: In order to be successful in French V, students should have demonstrated proficiency in French IV with a B- or better, be comfortable speaking French in class at all times, be a self-motivated learner and be prepared to develop their language skills and cultural awareness.

General Description: AP French is a rigorous course equivalent to the third-year college course in French language and culture. French V strives to promote fluency and accuracy in the target language while exploring culture in both contemporary and historical context. Students will develop their awareness and appreciation of Francophone culture, practices and perspectives. Through the study of 6 major themes, students will develop their skills in three modes of interpersonal, interpretive and presentational communication. They will use a variety of authentic media (print, audio, video, etc) and support (books, movies, articles and music, etc. . .) to further their language proficiency and their written, speaking, reading and listening skills. Students will investigate and express different view on real world issues, make connections to other disciplines and compare aspects of Francophone culture with their own.

Content:

  • Comprehensive review of grammar, syntax, and verb tenses equivalent to the 300 level of college French.
  • The study of six major themes interwoven throughout the year: global challenges, science and technology, contemporary life, personal and public identities, families and communities, beauty and esthetics.

Strategies:

Students will learn through an interrelated series of lessons and activities that promote the use of language in a variety of contexts.

  • Spoken interpersonal and presentational communication: exchange and presentation of information, ideas and opinions in conversations, dialogues, skits, etc., in formal and informal settings.
  • Written interpersonal and presentational communication: exchange of information, ideas and opinions in a variety of media of media on a variety of topics in formal and informal setting. Includes writing essays, compositions, poetry, editorials, etc
  • Audio, visual and audiovisual interpretive communication: use of authentic audiovisual sources for listening comprehension.
  • Written and print interpretive communication: use of a variety of written and print resources for reading comprehension.