World Language Standards
This course serves as an introduction to French language and culture of the different French speaking regions of the world. This communication-based approach places students in real-life situations encountered in cultural contexts. Vocabulary development, pronunciation and grammar are emphasized, including practice in reading and simple conversation. Students are introduced to the French-speaking world and cultures.
This course will further develop students’ level of proficiency in speaking, reading, writing and listening. The content of French I is practiced in new contexts and structures. The target language is primarily used for instruction. Students will continue to develop knowledge of French-speaking countries, people and cultures.
This course will continue to develop students’ level of proficiency in speaking, reading, writing and listening skills. French content is practiced in new contexts while introducing more advanced grammar structures. French is used exclusively in the classroom. Students will continue to develop knowledge of French-Speaking countries, people, and cultures. Upon successful completion, students will be prepared to enter the AP French Language and Culture course.
This course engages students in an exploration of culture in both contemporary and historical contexts. The course develops awareness and appreciation of products, practices and perspectives. The course has been designed to provide advanced high school students with a rich and rigorous opportunity to study the language and culture of the French-speaking world that is equivalent to an upper-intermediate college or university French course. The AP French Language and Culture course takes a holistic approach to language proficiency and recognizes the complex inter-relatedness of comprehension and comprehensibility, vocabulary usage, language control, communication strategies and cultural awareness.