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					AP FRENCH CURRICULUM
Course Design

Objectives: Students should be able to: p

   1) Understand indigenous French-speakers in various contexts and settings.
   2) Successfully communicate orally and in writing to native speakers of
      French.
   3) Develop an Increasing awareness, knowledge and appreciation of
      francophone countries and cultures.


Primary and required textbook:

Trésors du temps, Lenard, Yvone. Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, 2005

Supplementary texts/reading materials:

Le Petit Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Le Petit Nicolas series, Sempé-Goscinny
Voix Françaises du Monde Noir, Keith Q. Warner
“Le Pagne Noir” , Bernard Dadié (Short Story)
Contes et Légendes du Monde Francophone, by Andrée Vary and Claire
  Brouillet
“Hijo de Africa”, rap by MC Solaar

Other sources and materials:
TV5 (via the Internet)
Online periodicals via the Internet
Interactive online activities www.syvum.com
Francophone movies—la Rue Cannebiére, le Mandat, l’Enfant Noir, Asterix, le
  Gaulois, Lumumba
AP exam materials—Barron’s: How to Prepare fo the AP French Advanced
    Placement Examination
Listening materials via CD’s, audio cassettes




Preliminary Activities
1. Read excerpts from “Les Gaulois”,
   www.republiquelibre.org/cousture/GAULOIS.HTM
2. Short Stories from Easy French Reader
      a. Vercingétorix p. 71-72 (Write questions and answers)
      b. Clovis, le premier roi des Francs p. 73-75 (Write questions and
          answers)
      c. Charlemagne et son empire p. 76-78 (Write questions and answers)
      d. Guillaume le Conquérant p. 79-81 (Write questions and answers)
3. Read the “Introduction” pp xi-xv of Voix Francaises du Monde Noir. (Answer
   questions provided in packet.
4. Study the idiomatic uses of avoir and faire. pp 198-199

Grammar
    Practice Paragraphs (Verb Fill-Ins) from Barron’s: How to Prepare for the
      AP French Advanced Placement Examination (No. 1-5)

Course Planner : Grammar

September
1- Present Tense Negatives Venir de/ Interrogative pronouns/Weather
   expressions/ Adjectives/Possessive Adjectives
2- Passe Compose (avoir/etre) (Regular, Irregular & Pronomial Verbs)
3- Imparfait (Regular, Irregular Verbs
4- AP Practice Exam—Reading, Speaking, Listening, Writing

October

5-   Passe compose vs. Imparfait
6-   Subjunctive
7-   Subjunctive
8-   AP Practice Exam—Reading, Speaking, Listening, Writing

November
9- Conditional
10-Negatives/ Partitive
11- Futur/ Relative pronouns
12-AP Practice Exam—Reading, Speaking, Listening, Writing

December

13-Demonstrative adjectives/ Imperatives/Passe Simple
14-Pronominal Verbs/ AP Practice Exam—Reading, Speaking, Listening, Writing

January (after Winter break)
15-Prepositions/ Infinitive constructions/Adverbes
16-Comparative Adjectives/ Superlative Adjectives



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17-Present participle/ depuis
18-AP Practice Exam—Reading, Speaking, Listening, Writing

February
19-Direct Objects
20-Passe compose & direct object pronouns (agreement)
21-Indirect objects/y/en
22-AP Practice Exam—Reading, Speaking, Listening, Writing

March
23-Plus-que parfait
24-Conditional past
25-Indirect discourse
26-AP Practice Exam—Reading, Speaking, Listening, Writing

April/first week of May (After Spring Break)
27-Future anterior
28-Passé simple
29-Past perfect
30-AP Practice Exam—Reading, Speaking, Listening, Writing

Course Planner: Themes

September
     I. Vacation, Pastimes, Transportation & Weather

October/November/December
      II. Effects of French Colonial period on West Africa
          French History/Colonial Past
          - Le Mandat, Ousmane Sembene
          - “Femme noire”, poem by Leopold Sadat Senghor
January
   III.     La famille/Holidays/Food/Professions


February
   IV.   Voyages / Transportation/ Countries/Nationalities
         Le Petit Prince

March
  V.     Clothing/ shopping

April
   VI.    House and Rooms




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May
  VIII.     Health – Parts of the body


The weekly structure and format of the class is outlined below. The daily journal
writing will be guided and a reflection on a previous theme, film, current event, or
may be student generated. The students will have an opportunity to develop
their listening and speaking skills through various interactive online activities,
cassette tapes, one-on-one realia-type conversations or partner work.

Monday
      -     Journal Writing
      -     Listening & Speaking Practice
      -     Grammar (Trésor du Temps)
Tuesday
      -     Journal Writing
      -     Reading (Short stories/Novels)
      -     Grammar (Trésor du Temps)

Wednesday
      - Journal Writing
      - Online activities—listening, speaking, reading and writing
         (Think/Pair/Share/Groups)
      - Grammar (Trésor du Temps)

Thursday
       - Journal Writing
       - Essay Writing
       - Grammar (Trésor du Temps)

Friday
          -Journal Writing
          - Videos/TV 5
          - Listening/Reading activities
          - Grammar (Trésor du Temps)


Following the AP exams, students will work on group story writing and share their
stories with French 1, 2 and 3 students. They will also create and play games in
French, and visit an art museum that features francophone artists.

AP FRENCH CURRICULUM
Course Design

Objectives: Students should be able to:




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   1) Understand indigenous French-speakers in various contexts and settings.
   4) Successfully communicate orally and in writing to native speakers of
      French.
   5) Develop an Increasing awareness, knowledge and appreciation of
      francophone countries and cultures.

Primary and required textbook:

Trésors du temps, Lenard, Yvone. Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, 1997

Supplementary texts/reading materials:

Le Petit Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Le Petit Nicolas series, Sempé-Goscinny
Voix Françaises du Monde Noir, Keith Q. Warner
“Le Pagne Noir” , Bernard Dadié (Short Story)
Contes et Légendes du Monde Francophone, by Andrée Vary and Claire
  Brouillet
“Hijo de Africa”, rap by MC Solaar

Other sources and materials:
TV5 (via the Internet)
Online periodicals via the Internet
Interactive online activities www.syvum.com
Francophone movies—la Rue Cannebiére, le Mandat, l’Enfant Noir, Asterix, le
  Gaulois, Lumumba
AP exam materials—Barron’s: How to Prepare fo the AP French Advanced
    Placement Examination
Listening materials via CD’s, audio cassettes




Summer Preparation

Summer Reading Packet

5. Read excerpts from “Les Gaulois”,
   www.republiquelibre.org/cousture/GAULOIS.HTM
6. Short Stories from Easy French Reader
      a. Vercingétorix p. 71-72 (Write questions and answers)
      b. Clovis, le premier roi des Francs p. 73-75 (Write questions and


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          answers)
      c. Charlemagne et son empire p. 76-78 (Write questions and answers)
      d. Guillaume le Conquérant p. 79-81 (Write questions and answers)
7. Read the “Introduction” pp xi-xv of Voix Francaises du Monde Noir. (Answer
   questions provided in packet.
8. Study the idiomatic uses of avoir and faire. pp 198-199

Grammar
    Practice Paragraphs (Verb Fill-Ins) from Barron’s: How to Prepare for the
      AP French Advanced Placement Examination (No. 1-5

Assignment: Staple the completed assignment together and submit for the first
day of school. The packet will be graded.

Course Planner : Grammar

September
28-Present Tense Negatives Venir de/ Interrogative pronouns/Weather
   expressions/ Adjectives/Possessive Adjectives
29-Passe Compose (avoir/etre) (Regular, Irregular & Pronomial Verbs)
30-Imparfait (Regular, Irregular Verbs
31-AP Practice Exam—Reading, Speaking, Listening, Writing

October

32-Passe compose vs. Imparfait
33-Subjunctive
34- Subjunctive
35-AP Practice Exam—Reading, Speaking, Listening, Writing

November
36-Conditional
37-Negatives/ Partitive
38- Futur/ Relative pronouns
39-AP Practice Exam—Reading, Speaking, Listening, Writing


December

40-Demonstrative adjectives/ Imperatives/Passe Simple
41-Pronominal Verbs/ AP Practice Exam—Reading, Speaking, Listening, Writing

January (after Winter break)
42-Prepositions/ Infinitive constructions/Adverbes
43-Comparative Adjectives/ Superlative Adjectives
44-Present participle/ depuis



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45-AP Practice Exam—Reading, Speaking, Listening, Writing

February
46-Direct Objects
47-Passe compose & direct object pronouns (agreement)
48-Indirect objects/y/en
49-AP Practice Exam—Reading, Speaking, Listening, Writing

March
50-Plus-que parfait
51-Conditional past
52-Indirect discourse
53-AP Practice Exam—Reading, Speaking, Listening, Writing

April/first week of May (After Spring Break)
54-Future anterior
28-Passé simple
29-Past perfect
30-AP Practice Exam—Reading, Speaking, Listening, Writing

Course Planner: Themes

September
     I. Vacation, Pastimes, Transportation & Weather

October/November/December
     II. Effects of French Colonial period on West Africa
         French History/Colonial Past
         - Le Mandat, Ousmane Sembene
         - “Femme noire”, poem by Leopold Sadat Senghor
January
   VI.     La famille/Holidays/Food/Professions


February
   VII.  Voyages / Transportation/ Countries/Nationalities
         Le Petit Prince

March
  VIII.   Clothing/ shopping

April
   VI.    House and Rooms

May
  IX.     Health – Parts of the body



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The weekly structure and format of the class is outlined below. The daily journal
writing will be guided and a reflection on a previous theme, film, current event, or
may be student generated. The students will have an opportunity to develop
their listening and speaking skills through various interactive online activities,
cassette tapes, one-on-one realia-type conversations or partner work.

Monday
      -    Journal Writing
      -    Listening & Speaking Practice
      -    Grammar (Trésor du Temps)
Tuesday
      -    Journal Writing
      -    Reading (Short stories/Novels)
      -    Grammar (Trésor du Temps)

Wednesday
      - Journal Writing
      - Online activities—listening, speaking, reading and writing
         (Think/Pair/Share/Groups)
      - Grammar (Trésor du Temps)

Thursday
       - Journal Writing
       - Essay Writing
       - Grammar (Trésor du Temps)

Friday
         -Journal Writing
         - Videos/TV 5
         - Listening/Reading activities
         - Grammar (Trésor du Temps)


Following the AP exams, students will work on group story writing and share their
stories with French 1, 2 and 3 students. They will also create and play games in
French, and visit an art museum that features francophone artists.




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