The four-day French Advanced Placement Summer Institute is a dynamic, collegial experience designed to fully prepare and energize French teachers. Our new course and exam design encourages creative teaching that engages students in language. My goal is to provide a vast array of materials, strategies and online resources not only for the AP level, but for the entire range of a French program. I want my participants to leave the workshop with all the tools necessary for success along with complete insight into our course and exam and most importantly, a renewed enthusiasm for teaching French.
The French Language AP Language Exam
Discussion of requested topics from info cards
Essay Grading and Familiarization with Rubric
Strategies for Test Preparation
Exchange of ‘Best Practices”
“[The] materials were excellent and the
instructor was the best.”
Edward Weiss is the curriculum specialist of the World Language Department at Haverford Township School District in suburban Philadelphia. He has been a reader, table leader and exam leader at the AP reading for the past twenty years. Ed is also a consultant for College Board in French language. He has presented French language workshops and summer institutes in fourteen different states He is a recipient of the Rockefeller Foundation Grant and a three-time recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Ed has presented at The ACTFL national conference, at the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, at the Advanced Placement National Conference and has been named teacher of the year in his home district. Ed is the co-author of the current Barron’s guide to AP French Language and Culture and the College Board APSI guide for the AP French.
The faculty have been selected for their teaching expertise, creativity, innovations in teaching and experience with the AP* Program curriculum. All faculty members are endorsed and certified by the Middle Atlantic Regional Office of The College Board and have demonstrated a commitment to excellence that is second to none.
Classes are scheduled from Tuesday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Class check-in begins at 7 a.m. with as brief orientation at 7:20 a.m.
Participants receive a catered lunch at a waterfront restaurant each day.
Morning and afternoon coffee/snack breaks are provided each day.
Instructors encourage sharing among participants that will enhance the knowledgeand skills of all participants for effective teaching. The opportunity to exchange and communicate with instructors and colleagues within the Middle Atlantic Region and beyond is a valued support resource for the entire school year.
Questions/concerns about your particular course can be addressed by going to course description and clicking on the instructor’s name. You will then be able to e-mail the instructor. Any problems call the Lewes Summer Institute office at 302-644-0277.