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AP/Advanced French Part 2
Course Length: 1 Semester
Has Textbook: No

AP/Advanced French Part 2 is a continuation of AP French Part 1. Like Part 1, the instruction in Part 2 is entirely in French. Student will consider identity, family, community, and contemporary life in a Francophone context through literary texts, newspaper and magazine readings, and audiovisual resources. Students will reflect and elaborate on these concepts while making comparisons to their culture of origin through written and oral activities. Grammar reviews and introduction to new vocabulary will prime the learner for successful completion of communicative tasks.

It is recommended that students successfully complete AP/Advanced French Part 1 or equivalent course work before enrolling in this course.

These courses include auditory comprehension assessments that require students to listen to audio files and to record themselves speaking. For these courses, it is essential that students have either a headset equipped with a microphone or access to an internal microphone within their computers.

Course Objectives

Unit 1: Essential Content and Skills

  • Explore the concepts of the individual, family, society, relationships, and cultural stereotypes in a Francophone context.
  • Apply vocabulary to discuss family, society, and relationships.
  • Compose an article debunking a stereotype about Americans for a French club newsletter.
  • Identify the components of an argumentative text and compose one.
  • Review demonstrative adjectives and pronouns; interrogative adjectives and pronouns; expressions of necessity, desire, and emotion; and reciprocal verbs.

Unit 2: Essential Content and Skills

  • Explore topics related to health, well-being, nutrition, and fitness.
  • Apply vocabulary to discuss health and fitness topics.
  • Develop a campaign to promote a health issue relevant to young people.
  • Apply vocabulary to give advice and express necessity.
  • Review structures such as reflexive verbs, the present subjunctive, the imperative, the conditional, and idiomatic expressions with avoir and faire.

Unit 3: Essential Content and Skills

  • Explore the facets of contemporary life, such as school, work, politics, and leisure, in a Francophone context.
  • Apply vocabulary to discuss school, work, and leisure activities.
  • Read and analyze an article from a French or Québécois newspaper on one of the unit’s topics.
  • Make a comparison between a Francophone country and the United States regarding an aspect of contemporary life.
  • Review structures such as the future tense, the future perfect, the comparative, and the present participle.

Unit 4: Essential Content and Skills

  • Explore the literature and arts of the Francophone world.
  • Identify the elements of a narrative text and analyze a literary passage.
  • Apply vocabulary to discuss literature and the arts.
  • Discover renowned cultural venues and events such as the Louvre museum, the Comédie-Française, the Opéra de Montréal, and the Cannes film festival.
  • Review structures such as the passé simple and the sequence of tenses.

Course Materials

  • This course is textbook free.

**NCAA approved