French Language and Culture Honors

Class is conducted solely in French. It is enhanced through the daily use of SmartBoard technology in all its aspects. Communication skills in all four language areas—speaking, listening, reading, and writing—are strongly developed. Students work primarily on AP materials and take at least two parts of AP practice exams every week. The objective of this course is to prepare the students to take the AP French Language and Culture Exam at the end of the year. Students work on numerous AP guided worksheets on the movies Entre les murs by Laurent Cantet; Intouchables by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano; La haine by Mathieu Kassovitz; Lucie Aubrac by Claude Berri; La boum 1 and La boum 2 by Danielle Oury-Thompson; and Le Colonel Chabert by Yves Angelo with a complete script of this movie. Grammar is studied as the need arises, and is taught using a wide variety of activities.

Prerequisite: French V or by permission of instructor and department chair