Advanced Placement (AP)Download PDF French Language

Credit Hours: 1.0

Course Length: 2 Semesters

Course Description

AP French Language students apply their French grammar and vocabulary knowledge and their listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills to a wide variety of real-world contexts. Students learn to speak fluently and accurately, write complicated compositions, and comprehend native speakers. The equivalent of a college-level language course, AP French Language prepares students for the AP Exam and for further study of French language, culture, and literature.

Course Objectives

  1. Listen, read, understand, and interpret a wide-variety of authentic French-language materials and sources.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communication using French.
  3. Gain knowledge and understanding of the cultures of the Francophone world.
  4. Use French to connect with other disciplines and expand knowledge in a wide variety of contexts.
  5. Develop insight into the nature of the French language and its culture.
  6. Use French to participate in communities at home and around the world.

Course Prerequisites

French 3

Required Textbook(s) and/or Materials

French-English Dictionary

Course Outline

Semester I:

  1. The Advantages of French
  2. French Programs of Study
  3. Living in French-speaking Countries
  4. Bon Voyage
  5. At the Hotel
  6. At the Restaurant
  7. Newspapers and Magazines
  8. Television


  1. New Media
  2. Art
  3. Architecture
  4. Industry and Technology
  5. Science and Technology
  6. Haute Couture
  7. Sports Clothing and Sneakers
Semester 2: 

  1. The Olympic Games
  2. Nongovernmental Organizations
  3. Humanitarian Aid
  4. The Relations between the United States and France
  5. Cosmetic and Pharmaceutical Companies
  6. Multinational Companies


  1. Agricultural Industry
  2. Cosmetic and Pharmaceutical Companies
  3. International Companies
  4. Leaving the Nest
  5. A Sane Life
  6. Money Matters