I’m a sophomore in high school currently taking French II. I didn’t take a language in middle school which is why I started with French I in my freshmen year of high school. I’d like to take AP French Language and Culture (I really like learning French!) in my senior year, but that would mean skipping a level of French.
So far, French I and II are practical jokes. Out of a 10 chapter book, we’ve just started chapter 4. Homework is also extremely underwhelming. I never spend time outside of class doing homework since it takes an average of 15 mins during class. I’m worried this regime will not adequately prepare me for AP French, which will probably be exacerbated by my decision to skip a level of French.
I’m a pretty natural language learner. I’ve never had to study vocabulary because I’m able to memorize new words when they are presented to me. I’m also able to identify nuances of pronunciation and speak at a pretty good level for French II. My weakness is grammar when speaking, which I’m actively working on. I can write eloquent passages but grammar trips me up when speaking.
With these things in mind, should I skip French III and take French IV honors junior year or take French III junior year and skip French IV honors? How feasible do you all think each course of action is and which one will prepare me better for AP French?
Thank you CC community!