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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 Exam The 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 Mode Interpersonal 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 Mode Interpretive 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 Mode Presentational Communication Students 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 Exam Section I – multiple choice section Students 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 A Readings 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 section Students will be able to preview the questions before listening to the audio twice.

9 Section II – free response questions
AP Exam Section II – free response questions Students 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 Exam Section 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 Exam Section 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 Exam Section 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 qualified 4 = well qualified 3 = qualified 2 = possibly qualified 1 = no recommendation

14 IB Exam The 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 Profile inquirers—their natural curiosity has been nurtured and they actively enjoy learning thinkers—they exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to solving complex problems communicators—they receive and express ideas and information confidently in more than one language risk-takers—they approach unfamiliar situations without anxiety and have the confidence to explore new ideas knowledgeable—they have explored themes that have global significance and have acquired a critical mass of knowledge

16 IB Learner Profile principled—they have a sound grasp of the principles of moral reasoning and have acquired integrity, honesty and a sense of justice caring—they show sensitivity towards the needs and feelings of others, and have a sense of personal commitment to helping others open-minded—they respect the values of other individuals and cultures and seek to consider a range of points of view well-balanced—they understand the importance of physical and mental balance and personal well-being reflective—they give thoughtful consideration to their own learning by constructively analyzing their personal strengths and weaknesses.

17 IB Exam Paper 1 The 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 Exam Paper 2 The 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 Exam Paper 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 Exam The Oral Exam You 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 Exam You 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 Exam Read 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 Exam Paper 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%

25 IB Scores = Passing = Not passing

26 Warwick High School Grade Conversion
IB Scores 1 2 3 4/5 6/7 Warwick Grade F D C B A AP Scores 1 2 3 4 5 Warwick Grade F D C B A

27 WHS New IB Proposal Has been proposed: You must maintain a “C” or above in your IB or AP Courses or you will not be able to take the Exams or AP Courses.

28 Work Ethics Work hard, study hard, focus!
Be the “Ant” not the grasshopper, cricket or cicada. Both exams are very challenging, but you can do it; if you put forth the effect now.

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