AP® French Language and Culture

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| Geneviève Delfosse, Eliane Kurbegov, Parthena Draggett

© 2016 hardcover | online vText | downloadable eBook
6 chapters

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Units focus on the themes and recommended contexts from the College Board’s AP® French Language and Culture Curriculum.

Contemporary, culturally-rich source material from the Francophone world—print, short films, and audio—provide an engaging, authentic environment for learning.

Carefully-crafted activity sequence including integrated grammar support interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational communication skill development.

Student Edition is available in multiple formats—hardcover, online vText, and downloable eBook.

Program Features

  • Authentic Media: High-quality readings, short films, and audio broadcasts from a variety of informational, journalistic, and literary sources.
  • Essential Questions: Themes and contexts are organized around Essential Questions that drive student learning throughout all units.
  • Strategies: Reading, writing, listening, and speaking strategies help students tackle challenging material.
  • Online Communication Tools: The three modes of communication can be practiced in real time and assessed at your convenience.
  • Exam Practice: A full-length AP® practice exam builds student confidence and ensures success on test day.
  • Groundbreaking, text-specific technology: Our password-protected, companion website—Supersite—with a wide-range of powerful teaching and learning tools.

What can you expect in each Chapter? Check out all the chapter themes and contexts below.

For more details, download the Table of Contents.

Thème 1: La famille et la communauté

  1. Contexte 1: L’enfance et l’adolescence
  2. Contexte 2: L’amitié et l’amour
  3. Contexte 3: Les rapports sociaux
  4. Contexte 4: Les coutumes
  5. Contexte 5 en bref: La citoyenneté
  6. Contexte 6 en bref: La famille

Thème 2: La science et la technologie

  1. Contexte 1: la technologie et ses effets sur la société
  2. Contexte 2: Les découvertes et les inventions
  3. Contexte 3: Les choix moraux
  4. Contexte 4: Droits d’auteur et communication
  5. Contexte 5 en bref: La recherche et ses nouvelles frontières
  6. Contexte 6 en bref: L’avenir de la technologie

Thème 3: L’esthétique

  1. Contexte 1: Le beau
  2. Contexte 2: Le patrimoine
  3. Contexte 3: Les arts littéraires
  4. Contexte 4: Les arts visuels
  5. Contexte 5 en bref: L’architecture
  6. Contexte 6 en bref: La musique et les arts du spectacle

Thème 4: La vie contemporaine

  1. Contexte 1: L’éducation et le monde du travail
  2. Contexte 2: Les loisirs et le sport
  3. Contexte 3: Les voyages
  4. Contexte 4: La publicité et le marketing
  5. Contexte 5 en bref: Le logement
  6. Contexte 6 en bref: les fêtes

Thème 5: Les défis mondiaux

  1. Contexte 1: L’ économie
  2. Contexte 2: L’environnement
  3. Contexte 3: L’alimentation et la santé
  4. Contexte 4: La tolérance
  5. Contexte 5 en bref: Les droits de l’être humain
  6. Contexte 6 en bref: La paix et la guerre

Thème 6: La quête de soi

  1. Contexte 1: L’aliénation et l’assimiltion
  2. Contexte 2: L’identité linguistique
  3. Contexte 3: La nationalisme et le patriotisme
  4. Contexte 4: Le pluriculturalisme
  5. Contexte 5 en bref: Les croyances et les systems de valeurs
  6. Contexte 6 en bref: La sexualité

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