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AP French Language and Culture Course Home Page

New Online Modules Available!

Developed by educators with expertise in AP world languages and cultures instructional design, this suite of interactive online modules is intended to provide you with strategies, resources, and activities for how to teach an effective and engaging AP world language and culture course, as well as how to build students’ communicative competencies in the courses leading up to the AP experience.

Welcome, AP teachers! Here you'll find resources for teaching AP French Language and Culture, including engaging instructional materials, sample exam questions, and current course information.

Essential Course Resources

Key assets for understanding and teaching the course

AP French Language and Culture Course Planning and Pacing Guides

Written by AP teachers, these versatile guides demonstrate a variety of ways to plan and pace the AP French Language and Culture curriculum across one academic year. Each author brings a unique perspective to approaching the course based on his or her teaching context (e.g., demographics, schedule, school type, setting) and presents a host of ideas for activities, resources, and assessments.

  • French Language and Culture Course Planning and Pacing Guide 1 (.pdf/2.0MB)
    Davara Potel, Solon High School, Ohio — This course is taught at a suburban public high school where the teacher emphasizes the importance of cooperative activities, independent work, and creative projects.
  • French Language and Culture Course Planning and Pacing Guide 2 (.pdf/2.0MB)
    Deanna Scheffer, St. Johns Country Day School, Fla. — This course is taught at a suburban private high school where the teacher uses a holistic approach to teaching language proficiency through interdisciplinary topics and assesses students with integrated performance tasks.
  • French Language and Culture Course Planning and Pacing Guide 3 (.pdf/870KB)
    Eliane Kurbegov, Discovery Canyon Campus High School, Colo. — This course is taught at a suburban public high school where students show varying levels of French proficiency, some having attended bilingual schools or immersion programs. The teacher emphasizes differentiated instruction and communicative projects based on authentic materials.

Other Core Resources

AP Exam Information and Resources

The AP French Language and Culture Exam assesses proficiency in all three modes of communication (Interpretive, Interpersonal, and Presentational) and features multiple-choice and free-response questions, as described in the AP French Language and Culture Course and Exam Description, Effective 2011.

A Practice Exam with Notes is available at the Course Audit web site.

AP Course Audit Information

Syllabus Development Guide, Sample Syllabi, and more.

Classroom Resources

A diverse selection of supplemental materials, including lesson plans and teaching strategies

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