This course is a college-level course for students in their fourth or fifth year of French study. The teacher and the students will speak the French language exclusively and the use of the French language in real-life settings will be encouraged. The course will be organized around the six main themes: Global Challenges, Science and Technology, Contemporary Life, Personal and Public Identities, Families and Communities, and Beauty and Aesthetics. The course will also encourage cultural awareness with a true understanding of products (clothing, food, literary work, monuments, law, educational system, both tangible and intangible products), practices customs, routines, patterns of social interactions) and perspectives (values and attitudes). Students choosing to take French V will follow the same course, but they will not take the AP examination.