AP French 4 Syllabus

 

AP French 4 Syllabus

 

Teacher Name:  Maribel Squibb                                                                           Block: 4th block

Teacher email:  esquibb@sharylandisd.org.

Available Tutoring Time/Conference Time:  1st. block _______

Tutoring:  After school:  4:15 – 5:15 on Thursdays.

Course Outline/Timeline: The AP French Language and Culture course is designed as a college level course for high school students in their fourth year of study of French.  It is designed to prepare students to communicate efficiently in French using the three modes of communication (Interpersonal, Interpretive and Presentational) defined in the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st. Century.  Students will have the opportunities to demonstrate their proficiency in each of these three modes. The AP French Language and Culture course is conducted exclusively in French and students are also encouraged to use French outside the classroom.  A variety of authentic audio, visual, audiovisual, written and print resources will further the students’ abilities to enhance their understanding of the francophone cultures studied, make connections between topics, compare their native languages and cultures with the French language and cultures, and use French in real-life settings. 

This AP French Language and culture course is structured around six themes: global challenges, science and technology, contemporary life, personal and public identities, beauty and aesthetics, families and communities. In treating the six themes, students will engage in both spoken and written interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communication.  This includes discussions, debates and oral presentations; analysis, reports, letters and e-mails and using a journal to comment on and react to what they are reading, viewing, discussing, and listening to in class. 

 

Week

Topic

Week 1

Introduction to course, class rules, procedures, and expectations.

Contemporary life.

Families and Communities.

La famille et la communauté.

  • L’enfance et l’adolescence

Grammar: Review of present tense of regular and irregular verbs.

Développement du vocabulaire.

Week 2

La famille et la communauté

  • L’amitié et l’amour.

Grammar: Review of passe compose with avoir and être.

Week 3

La famille et la communauté.

  • Les raports sociaux.

Grammar: Review of present tense, regular and irregular verbs.

Week 4

La famille et la communauté.

  • La famille
  • Les coutumes.

Grammar: Review of the imperfect tense.

Interpretive communication: Print texts.

Développement du vocabulaire.

Week 5

Science and Technology.

La Science et la Technologie.

  • La technologie et ses effets sur la societé.
  • Les découvertes et les inventions.

Grammar: Review of reflexive verbs, and the imperative.

Interpretive communication: Print and Audio Texts.

Interpretive communication: Audio texts.

Week 6

Science and Technology.

La Science et la Technologie.

  • Les découvertes et les inventions.
  • Les choix moraux.

Grammar: Review of the negation.

Interpersonal Writing: Email reply.

Développement du vocabulaire.

Week 7

La Science et la Technologie.

  • L’avenir de la technologie.

Grammar: Review of the negation.

Interpersonal Writing: Email reply.

Week 8

La Science et la Technologie.

  • L’éthique du développement de la technologie.

Interpersonal Speaking: Conversation.

Week 9

Contemporary Life

La vie contemporaine.

  • L’éducation et le monde du travail.
  • Les métiers.

Grammar: Review of the conditional tense.

Interpersonal Speaking: Conversation.

Week 10

La vie contemporaine.

  • Les voyages

Grammar: Review of the si clauses.

Presentational Speaking: Cultural comparison.

Week 11

La vie contemporaine.

  • Le logement.

Grammar: Review of the future tense.

Presentational Speaking: Cultural comparison.

Essai: La comparaison.

Week 12

La vie contemporaine.

  • Les fêtes et les rites de passage.

Grammar: Review of the future tense.

Presentational Speaking: Cultural comparison.

Week 13

La vie contemporaine.

  • La publicité et le marketing.

Week 14

La vie contemporaine.

  • Publicité et environnement.

Interpretive communication: Print and audio texts.

Interpersonal writing: Email reply.

Week 15

La Vie Contemporaine.

  • Review for semester exam.

Week 16

La Vie Contemporaine.

Review for semester exam.

Semester exam.

Week 17-18

Beauty and Aesthetics.

L’esthétique.

  • Le beau.Comment se construire une bonne estime de soi?

    Développement du vocabulaire.

    Interpretive communication: Print and audio texts.

    Interpersonal writing: Email reply.

  • Le patrimoine.
  • Les arts et le patrimoine au Canada.

Week 19-20

L’aesthetiue.

  • Les arts littéraires.Les Misérables, de Victor Hugo.
  • Les arts visuels.
  • L’architecture, l’art dans la cuisine.

Cinémathèque: Cyrano de Bergerac.

Interpersonal writing: Email reply.

Week 22

Global Challenges.

Les défis mondiaux.

  • L’economie
  • De quelle manière l’innovation stimule la croissance économique?

Développement du vocabulaire.

Interpersonal speaking: Conversation

Week 23-24

Les défis mondiaux.

  • L’alimentation bio.
  • La santé et l’alimentation.
  • La tolérance.

Interpersonal Speaking: Conversation.

Presentational Speaking: Cultural comparison.

Presentational Writing: Persuasive essay.

Week 25-26

Les défis mondiaux.

  • Les droits de l’être humain.

    Développement du vocabulaire.

    Cinémathèque: La dame dans le tram.

  • Essai: Le texte d’opinion.
  • Reply and email.

Week 27

Personal and Public Identities.

La quête de soi.

  • L’aliénation et l’assimilation.
  • Le racisme expliqué a ma fille de Tahar Ben Jelloun.

Développent du vocabulaire.

Week 28-29

La quête de soi.

  • L’identite linguistiue.
  • Le nationalisme et le patriotisme.

Qu’est-ce qu’être français

Presentational Speaking: Cultural comparison.

Interpersonal Speaking: Conversation.

Presentational Writing: Persuasive Essay.

Interpersonal Writing: E-mail reply.

Week 30-31

La quête de soi.

  • Les croyances et les systèmes de valeurs.

Review for AP Exam.

Week 32-34

Review for AP Exam and final exam.

 

 

TextIooks/Materials/Suggested Readings:

Quant à moi.  

Thèmes.

. Le Petit Prince. Please refer to the web links.

Classroom expectations:

AP French Language and Culture is a college-level course intended for students in their fourth year of study of French language and culture.  This course emphasizes the reading, writing, speaking, listening and culture.  This course is conducted exclusively in French and students are expected to communicate in French as well.  AP French is designed to prepare students for the AP French Language and culture examination.

Classroom expectations:

Course Policies:  Policies regarding grading guidelines, late work, and absences can be found on the Sharyland High School website:  Refer to the link.

 

Guidelines for grading, late work, and absences

All students are expected to follow SHS rules. They are also expected to bring a positive attitude to class, be willing to learn, and participate. Foreign languages open up the world, but only to those willing to discover it. Therefore, enthusiasm is key to success.

 

Statement for Academic Dishonesty:

Academic integrity is fundamental to the activities and principles of our school. No student shall cheat or copy the work of another.  Plagiarism, the use of another person’s original ideas or writings as one’s own without giving credit to the true author, will be considered cheating, and the student will be subject to academic discipline that may include loss of credit for the work in question.