In the French III course, students continue to focus on the development of communicative competence in the target language, while enhancing their productive and receptive skills. Students will understand oral and written messages in French, and will interact with each other and with the teacher, both orally and in writing. During the third level of language study, students begin to use more complex structures and are able to communicate about an increasingly wider range of topics. Units of study are thematic in nature and grammatical concepts are presented and practiced in context. Thematic units include contemporary life, choices and future plans, teen culture, the environment and the humanities. The level III class is conducted largely in French.