French 4 and AP French will share a two-year rotating syllabus that will prepare the students for their AP French exam. The school year is divided into two semesters. There are six overarching themes that will be addressed throughout the school year: Global Challenges, Contemporary Life, Science and Technology, Personal and Public Identities, Families and Communities, Beauty and Aesthetics. Three themes will be introduced in the fall semester, three in the spring. Each theme is broken down into sub-themes which are introduced, covered and assessed biweekly. Every attempt is made to weave comprehensive, communicative, and culturally comparative tasks into each sub-theme, giving students ample opportunity to integrate and practice their language skills. French 4 students will be measured against their own set of standards and NOT against AP French standards. French 4 students will be expected to do similar course work to AP students (similar or identical reading/listening work), but will not be expected to achieve the same level of comprehension. The aim of French 4 is to finish introducing students to the remaining grammatical concepts, polish existing language skills, deepen comprehension and communication skills and prepare students to be successful in AP French.