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French 7-8 Honors (HP) (2033, 2034)

Grade Range:
 French 5-6 with a grade of C or higher; recommendation of teacher
 Course duration:
 One year
Subject area in which graduation credit will be given:
 World Language; weighted
 UC subject area satisfied:
 e - Language Other than English
Course Description:

French 7-8 Honors is a highly rigorous course designed for students who have successfully completed French 5-6 and wish to continue their language studies with the goals of:

  • Passing the SAT subject test in French with a score of 450 or higher
  • Preparing to enroll in French Language 1-2 AP
  • Studying French language and literature at an advanced level

This college-level course requires extensive reading of literature and academic writing beyond what would be expected in the standard French 7-8 course. This accelerated program is both contextually rich and cognitively demanding. The course uses a communicative approach that provides opportunities for students to use the second language appropriately in a range of authentic social and academic contexts and for a variety of purposes. There is an emphasis on research and academically challenging oral projects. Through the study of a variety of texts selected for this course, students will develop critical thinking skills and enhance their cultural perspectives of diverse peoples around the world.

Basic Texts and Teaching Guides:
 Schmitt and Lutz, Bon Voyage, Level 3, Glencoe, 2005.