Grade 12 Courses
This course is the culmination of the study of French language and culture at the secondary level. More complex facets of language and literature are introduced, and francophone culture is explored in greater detail. As in previous levels, students are learning about the topics themselves as well as learning the French needed for practical communication about the topic. Students will be expected to reflect on authentic francophone works hat they have read, viewed or heard, and work on improving writing skills through informal written reflection and formal compositions.
AP FRENCH LANGUAGE & CULTURE
The AP French Language and Culture course emphasizes communication (understanding and being understood by others) by applying interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational skills in real-life situations. This includes vocabulary usage, language control, communication strategies, and cultural awareness. The AP French Language and Culture course strives not to overemphasize grammatical accuracy at the expense of communication.
The AP French Language and Culture course engages students in an exploration of culture in both contemporary and historical contexts. The course develops students’ awareness and appreciation of cultural products (e.g., tools, books, music, laws, conventions, institutions); practices (patterns of social interactions within a culture); and perspectives (values, attitudes, and assumptions).
Students enrolled in AP French may take the Advanced Placement exam, which can grant them one semester of language credit at many major universities. Only students writing the Advanced Placement exam will receive the AP French designation in addition to French 12 on their transcript.
In Japanese 12, students will be able to negotiate meaning and perspectives in a wide variety of contexts. They will explore a variety of authentic Japanese texts with increasingly complex vocabulary and develop their understanding of language formality and etiquette. They will continue to exchange ideas and information, both orally and in writing in the past, present and future time frames to explain and justify their opinion on matters of Japanese history, identity, and place. They will identify and explore opportunities to continue language acquisition beyond graduation
This is the fourth of a four-level curriculum for students who have prerequisite of Mandarin 11 or equivalent. Students in this course are learning Mandarin Chinese as an additional language and will continue learning Chinese expressions, idioms, sentences and practicing computer input with pinyin. Students will work on more advanced reading and writing exercises that include dialogues, notes, letters, and paragraphs.
AP CHINESE LANGUAGE AND CULTURE
AP Chinese is a course that covers the equivalent of a second-year college or university level Chinese course. It includes aural/oral skills, reading comprehension, grammar, essay and journal writing and Chinese cultural and history research projects.
*Students enrolled in AP Chinese may take the Advanced Placement exam, which can grant them one semester of language credit at many major universities. Only students writing the Advanced Placement exam will receive the AP Chinese designation in addition to French 12 on their transcript.