French Course Descriptions
2417 FREN 1French I Grade Level: 9-12 Credit: 1Prerequisite/Notes: None
French I is an introductory course offering opportunities for student interaction and practice in speaking, reading, writing, and listening to basic French in a meaningful context. Audio-visual materials, text, lectures, and additional activities offer insights into the French language, and francophone culture and society.2418 FREN 2French II Grade Level: 10-12 Credit: 1Prerequisite/Notes: French ICommunication skills learned in French I are thoroughly reviewed and developed in greater depth. Controlled writing is introduced, and reading skills are improved through the use of cultural notes about the French-speaking world.2416 FREN 2 QFrench II PreAP Grade Level: 10-12 Credit: 1Prerequisite/Notes: French I; applicationStudents with an outstanding academic record inFrench I may apply for enrollment in French II PreAP. The curriculum is faster paced, and test-taking skills are emphasized in preparation for French achievement tests.2419 FREN 3 QFrench III PreAP Grade Level: 11-12 Credit: 1Prerequisite/Notes: French IIThis course emphasizes functional language development in the four language skills through a variety of activities: oral and written exercises, conversations, cultural and literary readings and guided composition. Vocabulary and grammar concepts are reviewed and expanded. Developing the ability to express oneself in French is stressed.2421 APFR-LANAP French IV Grade Level: 11-12 Credit: 1Prerequisite/Notes: French III Q strongly recommendedAP French IV is a French language and composition college-level course taught to high school students. The course stresses the development of proficiency in the use of the language. The course also emphasizes the practical application of the language for active communication, for comprehension of conversational French, for understanding of general reading and literary passages, and for fluency in self-expression in speaking and writing. The focus of the course is the preparation of students for the AP exam for college credit.2448 FREN 3Grade Level: 11-12 Credit: 1Prerequisite/Notes: French IICommunication skills learned in French II are thoroughly reviewed and developed in greater depth. Controlled writing is introduced, and reading skills are improved through the use of cultural notes about the French-speaking world.