About the Course
The AP French Language & Culture course emphasizes communication (understanding and being understood by others) by applying interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational skills in real-life situations. This includes vocabulary usage, language control, communication strategies, and cultural awareness. The AP French Language and Culture course strives not to overemphasize grammatical accuracy at the expense of communication. To best facilitate the study of language and culture, the course is taught almost exclusively in French. The AP French Language and Culture course engages students in an exploration of culture in both contemporary and historical contexts. The course develops students’ awareness and appreciation of cultural products (e.g., tools, books, music, laws, conventions, institutions); practices (patterns of social interactions within a culture); and perspectives (values, attitudes, and assumptions).
13 years of teaching experience in AP French Language and Culture, IB French;
Master’s degree in French Literature and Linguistic;
Former full time AP French teacher in a top independent school;
Rania is an expert in curriculum from elementary school to secondary school of Ontario. Enriched experience enables her to spot students’ weaknesses so as to improve accordingly.