AP French Proficiency

North Brunswick Township High School

AP FRENCH

 

Course Description

 

This course is conducted entirely in French and emphasizes vocabulary development, refinement exercises to improve pronunciation and oral fluency, and an intensive review of all grammatical structures.  Cultural topics about France and other French-speaking countries will be discussed via newspapers, magazines, films, and selected literary works.  There will be practice in expository writing and students are expected to demonstrate a high level of oral participation.  Integrated into this course will be concentrated practice in developing the skills required on the AP language examination.

 

Course Proficiencies

 

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

 

  1. Understand formal and informal spoken French, regardless of the speaker's pace and/or pronunciation.
  2. Converse actively in the target language with the teacher, other students and native speakers using appropriate pronunciation, language structure and vocabulary.
  3. Accurately read selected short stories and related passages and discuss their content and significance in the target language.
  4. Organize and compose expository passages on demand.
  5. Demonstrate mastery of advanced grammar topics.
  6. Understand and actively use a broad vocabulary that includes idiomatic expressions.
  7. Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of selected topics and themes relating to the culture of French-speaking countries.

 

Course Requirements

 

Students will be expected to:

 

  1. Attend class regularly and be on time. 
  2. Bring necessary supplies to class.
  3. Complete all in class and homework assignments.
  4. Make-up all work after any absence within a deadline established by school policy.
  5. Maintain a high degree of class participation and preparation.
  6. Demonstrate a cooperative attitude and contribute to the learning process of the class.

 

Evaluation Procedures

 

Marking period grades will be assigned quarterly and will be determined by the following:

 

  1. Class Participation........................................................... 15%
  2. Homework...................................................................... 15%
  3. Compositions.................................................................. 20%
  4. Tests,  Projects ................................................... 30%
  5. Oral and Aural Comprehension Skills, quizzes............................. 20%