Teaching Language & Culture
In May 2012, the College Board administered new AP World Language and Culture Examinations in French, German and Italian. Within two years, Spanish will follow the new examination format. This course will thus explore how best (from the early to the higher levels) to prepare a student of French in the 21st Century in regards to interpretive communication, interpersonal writing, presentational writing, interpersonal speaking, and presentational speaking. In addition, within the context of the interdisciplinary topics of Global Challenges, Science and Technology, Contemporary Life, Personal and Public Identities, Families and Communities, and Beauty and Aesthetics, course participants will use multimedia platforms and technologies to expose students to the multiple aspects of today’s rich and varied Francophone world as well as to motivate and prepare their students for the transition from the high school to the college/university French course.
Required Text: AP French Language and Culture Examination All Access –ISBN-13: 978-0-7386-1060-3. Pub: PiscatawayNJ: Research & Education Association, Inc., 2012