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Preview of 2012 French AP
French Language and Culture
All content presented in
context
 No more fill ins
 No more listening rejoinders
 Audio sources played 2x
 There is no...
Exam structure
 50% of exam = multiple choice
 Interpretive mode
 Approx. 65 items in 9 sets
 Reading selections
 Lis...
Exam structure (cont.)
 50% of exam = free response
 Interpersonal & presentational modes
 4 items
 Interpersonal writ...
Advance organizers
 Listening selections will be introduced
with information to clarify:
 Theme
 Subject of selection
...
Print sources
 Ads
 Literary texts - prose
 Journalistic articles
 Letters
 The above may be combined with maps,
char...
Audio sources
 Radio interviews / reports
 General interest podcasts
 PSAs
 Brief lectures
 Audio guides - museums, t...
Multiple choice section
 Mix of factual & interpretive questions
 Vocabulary in context
 Purpose of text
 Audience of ...
Multiple choice section (cont.)
 Interpersonal - appropriate reply, agree,
contradict, support, elaborate
 Presentationa...
Free response section-writing
Interpersonal (based on reading)
 ex. - read email then write answer
Presentational (based ...
Free response - speaking
 Interpersonal
 5 exchanges in conversation
 Advance organizers used
Presentational
speak abou...
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2012 ew french exam preview

  1. 1. Preview of 2012 French AP French Language and Culture
  2. 2. All content presented in context  No more fill ins  No more listening rejoinders  Audio sources played 2x  There is no separate culture section  Culture is embedded throughout exam
  3. 3. Exam structure  50% of exam = multiple choice  Interpretive mode  Approx. 65 items in 9 sets  Reading selections  Listening selections  Reading & listening sections
  4. 4. Exam structure (cont.)  50% of exam = free response  Interpersonal & presentational modes  4 items  Interpersonal writing  Interpersonal speaking  Presentational writing  Presentational speaking
  5. 5. Advance organizers  Listening selections will be introduced with information to clarify:  Theme  Subject of selection  Identity of speakers  Title / date / names  Source
  6. 6. Print sources  Ads  Literary texts - prose  Journalistic articles  Letters  The above may be combined with maps, charts or tables
  7. 7. Audio sources  Radio interviews / reports  General interest podcasts  PSAs  Brief lectures  Audio guides - museums, travel  Comprehensibility and relevance are #1  Accent, pace & background noise will vary
  8. 8. Multiple choice section  Mix of factual & interpretive questions  Vocabulary in context  Purpose of text  Audience of text  Inferences & conclusions  Occasional cultural or interdisciplinary questions
  9. 9. Multiple choice section (cont.)  Interpersonal - appropriate reply, agree, contradict, support, elaborate  Presentational texts-summary of text, organization of text  Combined - how do items relate to each other
  10. 10. Free response section-writing Interpersonal (based on reading)  ex. - read email then write answer Presentational (based on reading & listening) ex. - read a paragraph, listen to a short audio source, then write response to a related question
  11. 11. Free response - speaking  Interpersonal  5 exchanges in conversation  Advance organizers used Presentational speak about a topic related to a theme use personal experiences comparisons of francophone facts students will have prep time

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