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AP French / French B2.1


(Common European Framework of Reference Equivalent B2.1+)

Grades: 9, 10, 11 or 12

Subject Area/Course Credit: World Language, 1 credit

Prerequisite: D- or above in French B1.2, B2.1 or CEFR B1 certificate (or equivalent), or teacher recommendation. For AP French it is recommended that students have a C or above in French B1.2 or B2.1, but it is not required.

The course emphasizes the use of language for active communication and strives to develop a strong command of vocabulary and structure; an understanding of spoken French in various conversational situations; the ability to read newspaper and magazine articles, contemporary fiction, and non-technical writings without the use of a dictionary as well as fluency and accuracy in expressing ideas orally and in writing. Extensive practice in the organization and writing of compositions is also able. Upon completion of this course, students are well prepared to take the AP French exam or a TELC (The European Language Certificate) exam if they so choose. Upon reaching the B2 level students are equipped to continue language studies in the fluent speaker track.