Students continue the development of communicative competence as they enhance productive and receptive skills. 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. Students understand oral and written messages in German and 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. The level III class is conducted largely in German.