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1 Advanced Studies Exams French Honors 4, AP Exam and IB Exam
2 French Honors 4 You will be reviewing past grammatical structures. You will learn about French History.You will learn how to write sentences, paragraph and essays in French.You will be assessed in your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.You will be prepared to move to AP French!
3 AP ExamThe AP French Language and Culture Exam assesses students’ proficiencies in the Interpersonal, Interpretive and Presentational modes of communication.The exam is 3 hours long and includes both 95-minute multiple section and an 85-minute free-response section.Section 1 and Section II are worth 50% each.
4 Interpersonal ModeInterpersonal Communication After receiving feedback regarding the Interpretive Phase, students engaged in interpersonal oral communication about a particular topic which relates to the interpretive text. This phase should be either audio- or videotaped.
5 Interpretive ModeInterpretive Communication Students listen to or read an authentic text (e.g., newspaper article, radio broadcast, etc.) and answer information as well as interpretive questions to assess comprehension.
6 Presentational Communication Presentational ModePresentational CommunicationStudents engage in presentational communication by sharing their research/ideas/opinions. Sample presentational formats: speeches, drama, skits, radio broadcasts, posters, brochures, essays, websites, etc.
7 Section I – multiple choice section AP ExamSection I – multiple choice sectionStudents must identify main points, details, purpose, and audience of a variety of texts; and then to make inferences and predictions based on them.Other questions will require students to show understanding of cultural or interdisciplinary information in the text.Section I - Part AReadings from journals, literary texts, announcements, advertisements, letters, maps, and tables.
8 AP Exam Section I – Part B Audio materials, interviews, podcasts, public service announcements, conversations, and brief presentations will be used.Part B is divided into two subsections: audio recordings paired with printed materials and just an audio sectionStudents will be able to preview the questions before listening to the audio twice.
9 Section II – free response questions AP ExamSection II – free response questionsStudents will write and speak in this section.(A) Read and reply to an message.(B) Write a persuasive essay based on three sources that present different viewpoints on a topic. (Read an article, study a table or graph, and listen twice to a related audio, and then write an essay based on a prompt using information from all three sources within 40 minutes).
10 Section II – speaking portion AP ExamSection II – speaking portion(A) Students will respond to questions as part of a stimulated conversation.(B) students will make a 2-minute presentation in response to a prompt on a cultural topic. Students should compare cultural features of their own community with those found in an area of the French-speaking world.Student should make references to materials they have read, viewed, and listened to as well as personal experiences and observations.
11 AP ExamSection I : Multiple Choice (95 minutes) : 50% Part A: interpretive Communication: Print texts (30 questions – 40 minutes) Part B: Interpretive Communication: Print and audio texts – combined and interpretive communication: audio texts (35 questions – 55 minutes)
12 AP ExamSection II : Free Responses : 50% Interpersonal Writing: Reply – 1 prompt – 15 minutes Presentational Writing: Persuasive Essay – 1 prompt – 55 minutes Interpersonal Speaking: Conversation – 5 prompts – 20 seconds for each response Presentational Speaking: Cultural Comparison – 1 prompt – 2 minutes to respond
13 AP Exam Scores 3 = qualified 2 = possibly qualified 5 = extremely well qualified4 = well qualified3 = qualified2 = possibly qualified1 = no recommendation
14 IB ExamThe International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) is a two-year educational program for students aged 16–18 that provides an internationally accepted qualification for entry into higher education, and is recognized by universities worldwide. It was developed in the early to mid-1960s in Geneva by a group of international educators.
15 IB Learner Profileinquirers—their natural curiosity has been nurtured and they actively enjoy learningthinkers—they exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to solving complex problemscommunicators—they receive and express ideas and information confidently in more than one languagerisk-takers—they approach unfamiliar situations without anxiety and have the confidence to explore new ideasknowledgeable—they have explored themes that have global significance and have acquired a critical mass of knowledge
16 IB Learner Profileprincipled—they have a sound grasp of the principles of moral reasoning and have acquired integrity, honesty and a sense of justicecaring—they show sensitivity towards the needs and feelings of others, and have a sense of personal commitment to helping othersopen-minded—they respect the values of other individuals and cultures and seek to consider a range of points of viewwell-balanced—they understand the importance of physical and mental balance and personal well-beingreflective—they give thoughtful consideration to their own learning by constructively analyzing their personal strengths and weaknesses.
17 IB ExamPaper 1The Paper 1 exam is 1h 30 minutes. This exam is designed to test your reading comprehension. You will be given two packages:The booklet with readings.The booklet with questions.The exam is composed of approximately 50 questions. They range from True/False to Fill in the Blanks to Finding Synonyms to Matching.A strong grasp of French vocabulary is a must, as well as grammar.
18 IB ExamPaper 2The Paper 2 exam is also 1h 30 minutes. It is designed to test your writing skills. A list of choices will be given to you, upon which you must select ONE and write a minimum of 250 words on.Go with quality over quantity. Aim for 350 words, but make those 350 words filled with idiomatic expressions, various verb tenses, and a clear presentation of your knowledge of the language. It is all a matter of personal preference in the end.
19 IB Exam Paper 2 Topics - Discours (speech) - Lettre à un ami (friendly letter)- Lettre formelle (business letter)- Page de journal intime / Blog (journal entry/blog)- Essai (essay)- Guide (humoristique ou non) (guide)- Interview / Dialogue / Conversation (interview/dialogue/conversation)- Editorial (editorial)- Brochure (brochure- Compte-rendu (summary)- Page d'accueil d'un site Internet (internet page/ response0- Article de journal (newspaper article)- Critique (de livre ou de film) (book or film critique)- Fin d'un récit (story completion)
20 IB ExamPaper 2 Topics Know the specific formats of each form, as these are easy marks to get. If you fail to write in the specific format, your points can go down by a lot. Format includes register, vocabulary, phrases, and physical appearance (for example if it is a newspaper article include columns).
21 IB ExamThe Oral ExamYou are expected to speak for 3 to 5 minutes on a subject of your choice.Following this, there is a question period between you and your teacher for 2-3 minutes.During this question period, their job is to show your extensiveness and depth in the French language.
22 IB ExamYou have to do your oral via cassette tape recording or digitally via CD recorder.Choose something relating in some way to French culture.French Regions (i.e. Provence, Champagne, Franche-Comté)French-speaking Countries (i.e. Cameroon, Haiti, Tahiti, Belgium, etc...)French Cuisine, French Art.Basically, anything distinctly French or Francophone will do
23 IB ExamRead newspapers and magazines about recent events in France or French-speaking countries, and express your opinions.Watch French television. It is very helpful in picking up enunciation and pronunciation, as well as French expressions, which the markers love to hear.Practice your speech and record yourself. It is very helpful to hear yourself on tape, and to recognize what common errors you make.
24 IB ExamPaper 1 : 40% Reading comprehension with questions - 30% Writing response – 10% Paper 2: 30% Writing based on 1 chosen prompt Oral: 30% Individual oral – 15% Interactive oral – 15%