Spanish 3 further develops proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing by teaching all the verb tenses of the indicative and commands. Students will gain knowledge and appreciation of not only the Spanish language but diverse cultures in Spanish-speaking countries through a variety of resources, including the Descubre 3 textbook and internet supersite. We will deviate often from the textbook. Much emphasis is placed on writing more sophisticated, detailed sentences through frequent writing assignments, while students continue to develop their speaking, listening and summarizing ability (this last skill being essential to success on the AP exam) through skits, oral presentations, songs, and other engaging activities from a variety of sources.