Warwick High School

Français AP

"The AP French Language and Culture course engages students in an exploration of culture in both contemporary and historical contexts.
The course develops students’ awareness and appreciation of products, both tangible (e.g., tools, books, music) and intangible (e.g., laws, conventions, institutions); practices (patterns of social interactions within a culture); and perspectives (values, attitudes, and assumptions that underlie both practices and products)." COLLEGE BOARD, 2011
In conjunction with the afore-mentioned quote, students will hone their reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills and will refine their grammatical competency.  The themes covered throughout the year include:  Global Challenges, Science and Technology, Contemporary Life, Personal and Public Identities, Families and Communities, Beauty and Aesthetics.  The class is conducted entirely in French.
Students enrolled in AP French are encouraged to register for the national AP French Language and Culture exam in May, potentially for college credit.

*French 4 Honors and AP French students are sometimes grouped in one class and, for this reason, the units are rotated on a 2-year cycle. The specific resources are chosen based on the skill level of the students to whom they are assigned, allowing for differentiated instruction.
The units of study can last anywhere from 20 to 35 instructional days and can be taught in any sequence.