AP® French Language and Culture

  • Name:

    AP® French (FREN500v)

  • Department:


  • Credits:

    1.0 (yearlong course)

  • Suggested Prerequisites:

    French 3 (FREN300v); a grade of an 85% higher in the subject area course taken the previous year.

AP® French Language and Culture


*2019-2020 ONLY

AP® French is an advanced language course in which students acquire proficiencies that expand their cognitive, analytical and communicative skills. The AP® French Language course prepares them for the AP® French exam. Its foundation is the three modes of communication (Interpersonal, Interpretive and Presentational) as defined in the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century.

Special Notes:

If you want to take the AP® exam associated with this course, then be aware that the exam is offered by College Board in early May. Starting with the 2019-2020 year students must register for the exam in the fall. Plan accordingly. Go to collegeboard.com to register, find testing locations near you, and browse helpful tips and information.

A stable Internet connection is needed for this class since all work is done online. A minimum connection speed of 5Mbps is required. iPads are not compatible with this course.


We have designed this course to help students:

  • Prepare for the AP® French Exam
  • Thoroughly review French grammar
  • Learn more about French and Francophone cultures and civilizations
  • Acquire new vocabulary covering many genres and disciplines
  • Fine-turn skills in reading and understanding French
  • Perfect ability to write clearly and coherently in French
  • Instigate and/or carry on involved conversations in French on a wide variety of topics
  • Express themselves verbally with rich vocabulary, and clear pronunciation
  • Persist in their study of French by providing a wide and interesting variety of activities
  • Use French to participate in communities at home and around the world.

If there are books and materials for this course, they can be purchased from our Online Bookstore.

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